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Old 07-25-2011, 01:43 PM   #51
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I built the bunks 25in x 6ft slightly thinner than a Army issue cot but large enough I could sleep in if needed. It is going to make life easier for sure although I was apprehensive about loosing floor space it was totally worth it and it only cost $120 Start to finish.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #52
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I built the bunks 25in x 6ft...
Is that 25" wide? How much vertical headroom will each bunk have once you put in the bedding?
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:05 PM   #53
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Re: Cloud 9: My first schoolie

I decided on a wood stove! Found a deal on it and it reminds me of a bus conversion from the 70's I saw with a similar stove. I do need to fab some legs and a cold air intake but I have finally got the right stove!
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:26 PM   #54
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There is 24in between the bunks Dan. It great for my young children the can all sit up in them, but reminds me of Barracks or an old WW2 movie for adults. You have to slide in and out. I have some lattice to add to keep the little-ones from falling out a night but I need to paint first! I hate painting. Thanks for the comments by the way about how cheery it is it was the look we wanted and between the floor and the painting it really has been a sweet rig for us!
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:23 AM   #55
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I finished the bunk beds for the kids days before our first summer camping trip here is anew view of bus layout and the Triple bunk built for the kids...
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #56
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Screen's for the windows!

After a few camping experiences We decided to have screens made for all the windows. I researched the cost to build them myself was pennies less than having the local Ace Hardware whip them out for me. SO it was a no brainer I have them built for me! There were two window sizes in our Carpenter body so it was pretty painless.

I recommend screens if your going to be in any buggy areas we enjoyed our camping much more without the insects but with good ventilation.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #57
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Thanks for the tip - now that's one less thing on my "to-do" list. I'll just have the screens built for me!
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #58
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The Carpenter body was sweet all I did was put 2 hold downs at the bottom of the screen and it slipped right under the drip edge. What body you have on your rig Dan?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:09 PM   #59
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Beautiful screen application...looks like it came built that way
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...What body you have on your rig Dan?
I have a Thomas. It's hard to tell from your picture, but it seems like your screens are inside the bus? I still haven't decided how I'm going to attach my screens. I like the idea of putting them outside for ease of opening/closing windows, but then they are pretty much permanent. I also like the idea of having the screens easily removable and on the inside, so they are only up when I need them and are otherwise stowed, but then there is the hassle of dealing with them all the time and they would be more likely to get damaged. If I remember correctly, Lorna has hers on the inside and they somehow swing out to allow access to the window (?). What about a screen for the roof vents? That would be a nice option to have...
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