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Old 11-06-2015, 02:22 PM   #41
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Amazing how much bigger a bus looks once you raise the roof.

A big hell ya to one more raised.

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Well my raise was a bit more than most I see at 2.5'. It seems most people do 2'. This gives me an exterior height of 12.5' (still plenty of room to mount my solar panels...) and a current interior ceiling height of 9'. Now I will be using up around a foot of that with my raised floor but a ceiling height of 8' is still a lot more than she had...
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:36 PM   #42
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I did only 2 feet because I'm raising the entire frame and bus body another 12 inches. This gives us 36" of basement storage.

Now if you vault the ceiling it will look even bigger inside.

Flat ceiling's are a lot of wasted space.

I looked at both before vaulting mine. Night and day difference.

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Old 11-09-2015, 09:29 AM   #43
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I did only 2 feet because I'm raising the entire frame and bus body another 12 inches. This gives us 36" of basement storage.

Now if you vault the ceiling it will look even bigger inside.

Flat ceiling's are a lot of wasted space.

I looked at both before vaulting mine. Night and day difference.

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Yeah, my plan is to keep the rounded ceiling that it had to maximize the headroom.

So I made a bit of progress this weekend.
Started sheeting the sides.

When no one wants to help and you need extra hands.

After yesterday both sides have the bulk of the siding on.


Not all the rivets are in right now. It should smooth out a bit more once they are.
Today I'm going to start the slant in the front...
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:24 AM   #44
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You know they sell metal in 5 x 8 and 5 x 10 sheets also right?

Keeping to the ceiling rounded will just cause you trouble and gain you nothing. Go look at the pics of my vaulted ceiling again. You will see no gain from leaving it rounded.

Having perfectly flat 4 foot runs to mount your finish ceiling panels is a blessing over anything curved.

You also get a better thermal break, and more insulation in your attic space with the vaulted ceiling.

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Old 11-09-2015, 11:31 AM   #45
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You know they sell metal in 5 x 8 and 5 x 10 sheets also right?
Yes. But this was a dirt cheap craigslist find. For the relatively minimal extra work it was worth it.
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Yes. But this was a dirt cheap craigslist find. For the relatively minimal extra work it was worth it.
Ok that makes sense.

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Old 11-18-2015, 08:24 AM   #47
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Well over the weekend I took advantage of the nice weather (and the fact that I had more than and hour of light.) I got some work done to the slanted section at the front. Not quite finished but the harder sections are done. No pic, but the center is in place after yesterday.



I am going to finish buttoning this up at least by the weekend. I have next week off work so I will be working on this a lot.
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