2004 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40QDP 40' Class A Diesel Motorhome

2004 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40QDP 40' Class A Motorhome. 400HP Cummins Diesel Engine. Allison MH 3000 6-Speed Transmission. Freightliner XC-Series Chassis. 4 Slide Outs. 6 Awnings. Sleeps 4. 2 AC Units.

For 2004, Tiffin Motorhomes has added an attractive new floor plan to its popular Allegro Bus line: the new 40 QDP. Built on a Freightliner XC-Series chassis, this very comfortable 40-foot diesel pusher boasts striking graphics, four roomy slideouts, and plenty of power. But its size is misleading if you think it is tough to drive. Conducting a recent test outing in this unit, I found that it handles more like a 30-footer. And, once you park it, its ample space is definitely a plus for camping.

Actually, how can you call it "camping" when you're in this luxurious, multiple-slideout coach? Perhaps in this case, I should use the term "living." While stopped in the 40 QDP for an extended period, my wife and I felt as though we were residing in a small apartment rather than camping in a large motorhome. And we could drive our apartment to the grocery store instead of driving the groceries to our apartment.

Allegro Bus 40 QDP interior Let's start our tour of this coach's 400 square feet of living space at the cab area. Both captains chairs have electric six-way controls (forward and back, up and down, etc.), and they both swivel and recline for use while the motorhome is stationary. The navigator's chair is far enough back that it can be reclined and used comfortably to watch the 27-inch flat-screen television, especially when the powered footrest is raised. Aft of the driving area on the street side is a slideout that measures 11½ long and 2½ feet wide; it contains a 74-inch easy-pull sofa bed and a 6-foot dinette booth that makes into a bed.

Immediately aft of the dinette is the coach's standard four-door Norcold refrigerator with ice maker. Adjacent to the fridge is a pocket door that divides the 41-inch-wide shower from the living room; another pocket door seals the bathing area from the bedroom.

In the bedroom, the head of the queen-size bed, along with a shirt closet and drawers, is in a streetside slideout that is 7 feet 9 inches long and 2 feet wide. Across from it is another slideout that contains a 20-inch flat-screen television and a vanity that includes a sink and multiple mirrors; the slide is 7 feet long and 1½ feet wide. A cedar-lined, ceiling-high closet stretches across the rear wall of the coach. An optional washer-dryer combination can be installed just to the left of the closet.

Now, as we move forward through the pocket door, again on the curb side of the coach, we find the water closet, which includes another sink and the toilet. If you wish, the water closet door also can be used to open up the bathing area while separating this part of the coach from the living area. Through the forward pocket door, we immediately find a pantry (directly across the aisle from the refrigerator) equipped with containers that slide out for easy access.

Allegro Bus 40 QDP galleyNext along the curb side of the galley is a double stainless-steel sink with a single-lever gooseneck faucet that can be pulled out for use as a hand sprayer. Just to the left of the sink, a two-burner stovetop is recessed into the countertop. (A slide-in oven with a three-burner cooktop is optional.) Both the sink and stovetop can be covered with matching solid countertop covers.

Just forward of the galley is another easy-pull sofa bed. This one is 5 feet 2 inches long, so it will have to be reserved for children or small adults. The sofa bed and galley, excluding the pantry, all are situated in a slideout that measures 11½ by 1½ feet.

The combination of abundant counter space, fashionable wood finishes, handsome floor treatments (both porcelain tile and carpet), and attractive brushed-satin nickel fixtures and knobs makes for a very nice package as far as creature comforts are concerned. And the dining room ceiling light fixture matches the wall-mounted light sconces.


Manufacturer ... Tiffin Motorhomes Inc., 105 Second St. N.W., Red Bay, AL 35582; (256) 356-8661; www.tiffinmotorhomes.com
Model ... Allegro Bus
Floor plan ... 40 QDP
Chassis ... Freightliner XC-Series
Engine ... Cummins ISL, 400 horsepower @ 2,000 rpm, 1,200 pound-feet torque at 1,300 rpm "” optional; Cummins ISC, 350 horsepower @ 2,000 rpm, 1,050 pound-feet torque @ 1,400 rpm "” standard
Transmission ... Allison MH 3000 six-speed
Axle ratio ... 4.63 to 1
Tires ... Michelin 275/80R 22.5
Wheelbase ... 276 inches
Brakes ... full air brakes with automatic slack adjusters and antilock braking system (ABS)
Suspension ... Four-bag air suspension
Steering ... 50-degree bell crank design
Alternator ... 160-amp, Leece-Neville
Batteries ... chassis "” (2) 760 cca; house "” (4) 120-amp deep-cycle
Inverter ... Xantrex, 2,000-watt
Electrical service ... 50 amps
Auxiliary generator ... 7.5-kw Onan Quiet diesel
Exterior length ... 40 feet 6 inches
Exterior width ... 101 inches
Interior height ... 6 feet 8 inches
Exterior height ... 12 feet 6 inches (with roof satellite dish)
Gross combination weight rating (GCWR) ... 41,000 pounds
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) ... 31,000 pounds
Gross axle weight rating (GAWR) ... front "” 12,000 pounds; rear "” 19,000 pounds
Wet weight (provided by company) ... front axle "” 10,480 pounds; rear axle "” 18,100 pounds; total "” 28,780 pounds
Payload (provided by company) ... 2,220 pounds
Frame construction ... steel/aluminum reinforced sidewalls and roof
Insulation ... 2-inch block foam; argon-filled dual-pane windows
Fresh water capacity ... 90 gallons
Holding tank capacities ... gray water "” 70 gallons; black water "” 35 gallons
Fuel capacity ... 150 gallons
Fuel requirements ... diesel
Propane capacity ... 35 gallons
Water heater ... Hydro-Hot, continuous unlimited capacity
Heating system ... Hydro-Hot dual zone "” 50,000 Btu on diesel, 5,645 Btu on 120-volt
Water system ... demand
Air conditioner ... (2) 15,000-Btu with 11,000-Btu heat pump
Refrigerator ... four-door, two-way Norcold with ice maker
Toilet ... ceramic with electric flush

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