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Old 07-13-2018, 01:13 AM   #201
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Thank goodness those are cats. I first thought you had nine monkeys.
OMG...I laughed so hard on this one.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:08 AM   #202
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My class A RV is 8'6" out, 8'0" inside. Wide Bodies are the exception, not the rule. Bet on 7'6"
Yours started life as a Class A or is a converted motor coach? Just wondering if there's a difference between the class A and Greyhound.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:50 PM   #203
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Yours started life as a Class A or is a converted motor coach? Just wondering if there's a difference between the class A and Greyhound.
Yeah mine started as a class A. I haven't the property to build out a skoolie yet so I'm biding my time and live full time in a store bought coach
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:23 PM   #204
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One of the ideas we are playing with.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:18 PM   #205
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Here's what I'm working with. Decided to cut 6" out of the garage to accommodate more room up front. My bus is only 37', I'd like to have that extra window and 3' for build out, but wouldn't want to hauling that extra 3'. this think is big enough.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:19 AM   #206
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Here's what I'm working with. Decided to cut 6" out of the garage to accommodate more room up front. My bus is only 37', I'd like to have that extra window and 3' for build out, but wouldn't want to hauling that extra 3'. this think is big enough.
I hope so. That 3' would have kept your 6" in the garage. I just hope I don't run into too many places that don't allow 40'+.
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:50 AM   #207
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Ive spent 3-4yrs drawing up floor plans. But since im just getting my bus i feel as if better ideas will happen when we are stripping it out. Im not going to build with out a plan, but i feel right now those hundreds of floor plans are not going to work in real life.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:46 AM   #208
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What a great idea!
I plan to do the same thing. 3-D cardboard gives a real feel for
what you have.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:48 PM   #209
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All of you newbies need to change your priorities . First Get a bus. Try to get one that runs and every thing WORKS on it. Throw in a bed , cooler, Porta-pottie and some camping gear (coleman stove , Lantern and such . Take a week long trip. Longer if you can swing it. If you come back in love with it then by all means go for it. Remember you cant have every thing in a bus that will fit in a house. You can have every thing you need. Do Not spend five years planning and building . If I was healthy enough to build another one and travel I would be doing it not talking about it. I built my first one in 1975 in a 66 pas. 11 rows of seats, GMC With a 305 cu In. v6 gas moto and a4 speed Stick. I lived in it 8 years from Ca. to Fl. following Welding jobs. I loved it! I kicked my own a-- for selling it to save a failing marriage . I should have paid someone to take her. Now I use a short Ford Thomas F8000 for a daily driver because iv'e been in a wheelchair 11 years. I had Travel Trailers Boats and Harleys in between. but I still miss that GMC. My point is Do Not waste your healthy years trying to have SHOW bus. Get out there and DO IT. Keep the shiny side up!
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:26 AM   #210
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I know, I know, obtain a bus first.
But I wanted to have something concrete to look at on paper for now. No measurements yet, I'll get on that next.

Living area separated from driver zone, because cats will be involved and I don't want one to hang out underfoot up there.
Pass through window behind the driver for the cushy copilot chair. Dutch door. The wall by the stairs will be thick enough for a recess with a flip down panel, to store the DVD player, router, and anything else too tempting not to try and steal.
(I'm in security, crimes of opportunity are everywhere)
Focussing more on work space here because we both craft and do art business. Galley type kitchen as neither of us are chefs =p

Seating area and the copilot space will be raised up over the wheelwells, with a storage drawer underneath for fabric.
Yes, that is a kotatsu. I built it so it is definitely coming with me. It'll be hinged so it can be raised against the wall if someone needs to sleep over. We can just lay out the futon mattress.

Wavy lines will be curtains (high enough off the floor to reduce cat temptation). I'm going for a more open floor plan if I can manage it.

Depending on the location of the side exit the kitchen/bath and workspaces can be switched. You're supposed to keep plumbing all on the same side anyway, aren't you?

I'd like to build the beds out from the engine hump in the back if possible and use the hump itself as a table, but I don't know the dimensions of those. Anyone who's had a Thomas RE happen to know that measurement offhand?
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