2007 Allegro Bus 42QRP
Road Test, Review and In-Depth Inspection
Article Date: July, 2006
Article and Photography by Mark Quasius
Interior - General
The 2007 Allegro Bus interior has a few significant decor changes for 2007. The ceramic tile has been upgraded and
incorporates a black accent tile pattern. This particular coach had the Espresso interior which is very attractive and has a classy look
without getting too garish. You can go mild or wild from this point by choosing the Oasis or Calypso interior decors.
The coach is available with either a carpeted living area or a full tile living area. This coach had the full
The ceiling treatment has also been changed this year. Gone are the unattractive fluorescent lights of previous
years. Instead, there are three rows of recessed quartz lights. These lights emit a nice glow that is a perfect balance between the stark
white of a fluorescent light and the dim amber glow of an incandescent light. Each light is fitted with a frosted white glass lens. Each
row in the main salon is controlled by a separate wall switch so that you can illuminate only the center row, either or both of the side
rows, or all at once. Gone too are the air conditioner intake vents. The A/C intakes are now ducted, which makes for a very clean ceiling
line. The easily cleanable vinyl ceiling material is retained from previous years.
Interior - Cockpit Area
The Allegro Bus comes standard with the 32" LCD TV. Located just behind the passenger's seat in an overhead
compartment is the cabinet that holds your satellite receiver, DVR, VCR, or DVD player. To the left of the driver, an overhead cabinet
holds the control panels for the Hydro Hot system, the front slide-out controls, the tank monitoring panel, the KingDome control, and the
inverter control panels. This coach also featured an optional Onan Automatic Generator Start module.
The pilot's seat is surrounded by a wrap around dash with conveniently placed controls. A side console handles
various lighting and auxiliary switches as well as the park brake and transmission selector control panel. The Spartan gauges differ
from Freightliner in that the white dials and individual auxiliary gauges are replaced by a three unit black faced cluster in the Spartan.
The copilot's seat is equally comfy. A Tiffin Motorhomes logo is embossed into the Flexsteel captain's chairs.
A slide-out laptop computer desk is standard. This desk can be used for a laptop as well as non-electronic duties.
The hinged solid surface top lifts to reveal plenty of storage space and the heavy duty ball bearing slides easily support the weight
of the desk.
The interior grab handle is now illuminated, just like the exterior grab handle and a convenient toe space is
provided to store small items. My personal preference would be to add a small black nylon cargo net in that space to help keep its
contents from falling out during transit.
Interior - Main Salon and Dinette
The main salon features a Flexsteel Ultra Leather DE sofa sleeper. The darker colors and texture of the DE Ultra
Leather are a nice upgrade from the older off-white Ultra Leather and gives the furniture a very "like leather" look. Other options on the
passenger side are a cloth sofa and a Flexsteel Ultra Leather Air Hide-A-Bed. With the relocation of the slideout mechanism to the sides,
rather than underneath, Tiffin chose to incorporate small end caps with storage cabinets next to the sofa arms. While not huge, these
cabinets are great for storing TV remotes, pocket books, and other small items. The actual slideout mechanism is hidden from view by an
attractive vinyl cover that self-retracts when the slide is extended. The driver's side featured a cloth sofa on this model but a number
of options are available, such as recliner with computer desk, dual Euro recliners, etc.
The dinette is available in booth style or free standing table with built-in cabinets, which is the way this Bus was
set up. The solid surfaced table extends by pulling out and easily stores for transit. The solid surface buffet counter really adds a lot of
space to the table and can be used to place serving dishes, LCD computer screens, or decorations on. The extra cabinet space is very handy
and can be used for dining related storage or computer supplies. The usual modem and power jacks are found beneath the table. The Espresso
window treatment is classy looking and helps hide the dirt and smudges typical to a lighter color. The dinette chairs are very comfortable
and an improvement over my 2004 era chairs. Two additional folding chairs are supplied and typically stored in the bedroom closet. Both
overhead and sconce light fixtures are supplied in addition to the recessed quartz lights. Just in the corner of this picture you can also
get a glimpse of the driver's side cloth couch and pillow fabric.
Interior - Galley
The galley area is very spacious in the 42QRP. Like the 42QDP, the galley offers the slide-out galley workstation
as standard equipment. This solid surface counter topped unit extends via some heavy duty slides and serves as a large and solid work surface
as well as providing additional counter room when needed. The three drawers within this unit are very deep and have full extensions to allow
easy access to their contents. The galley area features a full ceramic tile backsplash that wraps around the countertop. The dual tub stainless
steel sink features a new brushed pewter finish Moen faucet this year that hides the water spots typical to chrome faucets. A handy matching
soap dispenser is also included. It's reservoir bottle can be removed and filled from underneath the counter or filled from the top by
pulling the hand pump element out of the holder. A funnel is included for this purpose. A Sharp convection-Microwave oven is mounted right
over the 2 burner cook top. The cook top is not visible in the following picture because the solid surface hinged panel is covering it.
This coach featured the optional Fischer-Paykel dishwasher. This unit is located underneath the two burner cook top
and cannot be ordered if you opt for the full oven option.
While a 4 door 12 cu ft Norcold refrigerator is standard, this coach featured the optional residential refrigerator.
This is an Amana 22 cu ft side by side refrigerator with ice and water in the door. A set of snap latches have been discretely located near
the top of the doors to keep the doors from opening during transit. This unit is very roomy and the compressor based design used in
residential units offers more accurate temperature control than an ammonia evaporative based RV unit. When ordering this option an upgraded
3,000 watt Xantrex RV3012 inverter is also included to give more wattage when traveling.
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