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Old 03-27-2016, 07:24 PM   #121
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Thats the truth!

Got part 2 completed. I think that they will work out great. I am pretty pleased with myself.

You showed that 2x4 whos boss. Good job on the bus. Are you only going across with the 2x4s or will you put a stud in the middle of the metal studs?
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:08 PM   #122
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You showed that 2x4 whos boss. Good job on the bus. Are you only going across with the 2x4s or will you put a stud in the middle of the metal studs?

Thanks!

Going to put vertical studs in for the cabinets,bathroom wall, & couch.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:53 PM   #123
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Had an unexpected family emergency the past few days, but everything is looking up at the moment. Just got a chance to finish this video.

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:40 PM   #124
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Some bus info at the end & I got the schematics from Thomas will be posting them soon.
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Puting gym flooring in the school bus.

It should look pretty cool when done.

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:04 AM   #126
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Gym flooring is going to look fantastic in your bus! Very creative idea... I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:09 AM   #127
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I've been thinking about the floating floor concept. I think it's definitely the way to go to minimize holes (aka leak points!) in the structure of the bus. Here's the rub: How will you secure furniture without puncturing the floor? I'm not an expert by any means, but I would think that seats and cabinets would need to be secured to more than just the chair rail and wall structure to keep them from flying loose in the event of a crash. If you've thought this through I'd love to learn how you resolved it... Can't get my own mind around this one.


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Old 04-09-2016, 12:37 PM   #128
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The floating floor concept is really the way to go. Securing anything to it should not be a problem if you put down 1/2" or 3/4" plywood down over your solid foam insulation. Then just secure your items through the final finish flooring and into the plywood. Obviously when you screw into the flooring you'll want to do it where it cannot be seen as inside the cabinets or in the very back if you have to do it on the outside.
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A floating floor is nice in a house, and it makes sense there. In a vehicle that can roll over everything needs to be fastened down IMO. Even things you think are fastened down securely can break loose. In a roll over everything loose inside the bus becomes a washing machine of death. I wouldn't want that to be even more complicated with laminate or wood flooring floating around. I know it's a worst case scenario, but we should be prepared for the worst.
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I agree with you somewhat Robin, flying appliances and cabinets in a rollover would not be not be good in any scenario. However, if you happen to be in a bad enough situation to roll the bus your chances of living through it have decreased significantly anyway.

I'm going with the floating floor in mine and taking my chances by driving very prudently and remembering I'm in charge of 36,000 rolling pounds within my ability to control. Therefore going 60 mph is plenty fast for me as I'll be in no hurry to get anywhere.

That will allow me to not put screws down into the metal floor and allow numerous access points for moisture to wick it's way up into my bus.

Besides, unless you have something very heavy sitting in the middle of the floor, which is highly unlikely since it's in the path of the very small walkway of a bus interior, there is no reason why items up against the walls cannot be bolted to the walls and secured that way.
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