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Old 07-25-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Figured I'd start my build thread. It's going to take forever, it's me, wife and 3 kids age 4-7-10. I'm hoping someday our bus is nice enough to full time, we are minimalists who starve for adventure so I think it will work. Plus I'm not too psyched on the mortgage payment. We aren't planning anything spectacular accept a possible loft bed for the master bed.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:08 AM   #2
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Went for the seats first thing because I want to visualize our floor plan





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Old 07-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #4
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ooooo, oo,,,



a submarine!! cool
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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We are just getting started with our conversion also... and I get you... it will take forever with us also! For us it is me, the hubby and 4 kids (11, almost 9, almost 7 and 3.5) We are also pretty minimalistic, though there will be a lot to get rid of still and we are looking forward to being on the road full time.

We are planning a loft bed in back also... but I am still back and forth of how we are going to make the kids fit...

I look forward to seeing the progress...
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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File comment: The brackets were tedious really, luckily I'm a welder so I don't mind being sprayed with sparks because I wasn't wearing long sleeves in this heat, 92 with 79 humidity. The brackets took 2 days work, cut the heads about 2/3 off and grinder the rest, it's nice to be able to walk around the empty bus, it feels serene almost, because I know what the plan is for it.
Haha... I can relate!! The red specks covering your arm (in the event of a real good spark shower) disappear quickly
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for showing how you got the seat feet up. I will be tackling that next.

It will be just my dog and I. Since everone else is getting a loft bed, now he wants one too.

When done this bus will be our full time home. I hope to move in by next spring and finish up as I go. I'm going a little more extreeme, roof raise and spray in insulation, no LP and composting toilet. All I will have is fresh water tank inside and grey water under. With no LP, no vents to cut in the bus.

Look forward to seeing you progress
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You will need to vent the grey tank at the roof line. You are no different from the rest of us in that your grey water will smell.

You might want to checkout how some of the bunkhouse toyhaulers set their beds up. You may get some ideas. If you can locate websites for the folks who build bunkhouses for the circus and carnival folks, that would be helpful. They custom build some amazing units. I used to have some links but lost them.
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You will need to vent the grey tank at the roof line. You are no different from the rest of us in that your grey water will smell.
Ok, I will have less vents
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You will need to vent the grey tank at the roof line. You are no different from the rest of us in that your grey water will smell.
Ok, I will have less vents
I really don't want to cut a hole in my bus roof for a grey tank vent. I'm thinking of running my vent up the outside wall of the bus, maybe in the back. It might look a little funky, but if I keep adding other funky things then it all works.
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