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Old 09-08-2014, 09:25 PM   #21
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Google image search for Australian roo guards. The Aussies know grill guards. Including forward control trucks.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:06 PM   #22
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Cut and paste that hitch--my two cents worth.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:19 AM   #23
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Google image search for Australian roo guards. The Aussies know grill guards. Including forward control trucks.

Good call! They do have some big roo gaurds on thier bush trucks don't they! Forgot about that. Watched a discovery show about those land trains one time. What was it 250' long tractor trailer iirc?
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:38 AM   #24
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"I happen to have a plasma table at work along with a cnc mill and some other cool toys. "

Sweeeeet! --- Sounds like you oughta' be able to fab just about anything you need. (Insert ENVY here)
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:20 PM   #25
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Ya sometimes we get lucky and have a decent shop. We provide the material and can use the tools in our off time.

Well here's my 1st attempt at a floorplan. Thoughts? 2 adults and a dog, maybe the occasional grandkid. Keep in mind that we will be travelling and snowbirding in this 6+ months a year.


I had to lose the garage unfortunately. No where enough room in this thing to store the bikes and us. Looks like I'll have to drag a trailer or just get a toad car and load a couple small dual sports on a rear hitch/rack.

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Old 09-09-2014, 06:55 PM   #26
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Just a thought --- Plumbing is a WHOLE lot easier if you can keep all the wet work on one side of the bus. Preferably the driver side as that's where you'll do your draining.
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biggest issue I can see with plumbing is:
if toilet and sink is in front of the rear tires, crossing over from tank to dump valve will run into your driveshaft or be dragging the road, double check measurements
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:20 PM   #28
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Have a look at this one. I'm digging it for the larger bathroom, and the "protected" stairwell to the outside, plus I like the center door.



Water is all on the drivers side, where the dump tanks will be as well as the water supply tank. Pass side will be "fuel", diesel tanks, propane, the interior stove, and an exterior gas grill pullout. Prob also have the generator behind the rear axle on the drivers side but it's exhaust will run out the rear or drivers side.

Question, where is the best place for a fresh water tank? I've seen some of them inside, and some under the bus.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:03 PM   #29
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Under the bus runs into freezing problems, inside runs into space considerations.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:03 PM   #30
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Under the bus runs into freezing problems, inside runs into space considerations.

This bus will be a sun chaser so hopefully freezing won't be an issue.
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