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Old 02-06-2010, 12:22 AM   #11
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Here is the floorplan that I have come up with for the bus. The 'front room' will include a table with seating for two that will drop into a single bed, an L shaped counter that will make up the kitchen area with a sink and probably a stove, a couch that pulls out to make a queen size bed, a small storage closet, a large fridge. The 'rear room' will include a 24x36 tub shower, a queen size bed that flips up like a 'murphy bed' to allow through access via the back door, a corner storage unit, a counter with a small sink, and a 30x36 bathroom with a toilet. There will be a door that will close off the 'front room' from the 'rear room' as well as a door on the bathroom. The shower will likely get a shower curtain for simplicity. I also plan on mounting a 32" TV at the front of the bus above the windshield. How does this look so far?

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Old 02-08-2010, 03:33 PM   #12
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Here is one of the paint jobs that I have come up with for the bus. What does everyone think? The bottom silver colored part will be aluminum checkerplate. The wheels, bumpers, grill, and headlight housings will be silver hammered metal paint.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #13
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Where will you keep your clothes?

We discovered that 1 person needs 18" space to hang 1 weeks worth of clothes (7-8 shirts, 7-8 pairs blue jeans plus a light coat/rain jacket).

If you fold shirts... here's a link that shows how http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Shirt and here http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fas...204/index.html
I fold up my shirts around a magazine that fits inside the short drawers under our bed. You can also use a dedicated piece of cardboard or foam core poster board.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:37 PM   #14
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Where will you keep your clothes?

We discovered that 1 person needs 18" space to hang 1 weeks worth of clothes (7-8 shirts, 7-8 pairs blue jeans plus a light coat/rain jacket).
I didn't show on the floorplan, but there is going to be overhead storage above the couch and the bed. The storage unit between the fridge and the couch is full height to be used for a couple jackets. The angled storage in the rear room is also full height so that we can use it as a closet for clothes. Overhead storage above the kitchen counter for food. I will also be putting in underbody storage for larger items and outdoor things. And there is all that room under the bed for rubbermaid containers full of other gear.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:23 PM   #15
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The wife didn't like the blue that I picked, and she wants black checkerplate instead of polished aluminum, so, here's a revised paint scheme. I think it looks like a heavy duty RV and less like a schoolbus.
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Looks good. I'm just impressed that your wife likes black checkerplate!
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #17
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Yeah, we went to an RV show to get some ideas and such (Man, those things are built poorly!) and she really liked the toy hauler fifth wheel trailers. They happened to have black checkerplate all around the bottom. But she has always been into motorsports, quads, etc.

I want to replace the split doors with a single door. I will most likely have to build the door myself. As long as I use a window the same size as the side windows, the door will look like it belongs. I was thinking framing the door with 1" square tubing steel, insulating with pink foam like the floor, and skinning it with 20ga steel sheet, and using an RV door latch. Anyone built their own door before? Here's a picture of the concept...
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:13 PM   #18
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Love the look but dang it! Why can't you people use something more cheery? Like pink
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #19
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I didn't know Barbie was a 'skoolie' kind of chick! I think I will pass on the pink though, some things are not meant to be pink...
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HEY I KNOW THOSE GIRLS AND SHE SAID HER NAME WASNT BARBIE! just wait till i see her and her friends again i like the black cplate is is aluminum or painted steel?
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