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Old 01-10-2014, 11:55 AM   #31
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A DECK for solar, kayaks, canoes and other things rocks

build a cat walk down center so you can clean panels and tie stuff down on the outside edges

I have wasted a ton of space since there is only 2 of us...figured that out this past Christmas...lots of folks take lots of space
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:39 PM   #32
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:00 AM   #33
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Ah yes...back to the conversion. I see you mentioned you have 4 kids. We have 4 kids as well, and I can say that it gets a bit tight. It's great for traveling and works fine during the day, but with the beds folded out at night it is NOT very practical. It works, but it's awkward and involves climbing over their beds to get out A roof raise and loft beds would be amazing. I can also see the need to expand your square footage. Numerous people have put solar panels on top of the their buses and I think it's an excellent idea, albeit expensive. Some have built decks to mount the panels on and aid in servicing the panels. I would like to do this at some point.

Also, checked out your website...very cool!! Very well done, as well.
Thanks! So glad you checked us out. Because this bus will be our "home" for quite a while, I wanted to make sure that everyone had their bed in a permanent state. I have a rough floor plan in mind, I just need to graph it out and scan it into the computer to post, but we plan on making the back of the bus a kids room, with the three littlest in there. We will do a triple bunk that will be in the slide out. The back has that weird bump where the motor is so we plan on making that whole back "wall" a built in wall unit with cubbies and shelves for their clothes and toys. With the slide out they will have not only their beds to play on, but a little square of space to get down on the floor. We will even have a pocket door to close them off at bed time (a huge must for our sanity) The loft beds will be for Luis' teenage son, and us. The teenager will have his own length wise twin bed space above the couch area which will be a slide out as well..our loft will be a queen space over the drivers area. While plans change, there is such little room I dont see how it will change very much. We also want to use the middle door as the access door. Anyone have any clue on which side is lawful, or does that even matter? All RV's entrances are on the passenger's side..is there a reason for that? Thanks!
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We also want to use the middle door as the access door. Anyone have any clue on which side is lawful, or does that even matter? All RV's entrances are on the passenger's side..is there a reason for that? Thanks!
safer to get in and out when on the road...curb side
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #35
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Thanks, I thought so!
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:13 AM   #36
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HEY! We are raising our roof as well on Monday!! Do you have your floor plans? I'm curious to see!
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We also want to use the middle door as the access door. Anyone have any clue on which side is lawful, or does that even matter? All RV's entrances are on the passenger's side..is there a reason for that? Thanks!
safer to get in and out when on the road...curb side
I think & this is just my opinion Rv's have all their doors on the passenger side or also called curbside for safety of entering & exiting away from traffic, also most are setup with hookups on the left so when setup at Rv parks your hookups are out of the way & your main camp is on the passenger side
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If you want solar panels and want them to actually work, you should read this blog thoroughly:

http://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/
I don't mean to hi-jack this thread...But,
This is some great information...Thank you!!
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