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Old 09-29-2010, 09:30 AM   #21
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So plan your electrical accordingly.
Thanks for the tip.

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Old 09-29-2010, 11:02 AM   #22
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OK so I finished up messing around with my floor plans for now here is what i have so far. Keep in mind exact measurements may be off.
Basically same as my last but I turned on all the layers to show electrical, plumbing, propane, and AC duct. Eventually Ill build my self a full legend to so what is what. Its all a little confusing to look at all mixed together but it shows how crazy its going to get com time to build. I also moved the layouts on the page and added pass side view, front view, and back view.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:05 PM   #23
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love the drawings
Thanks.
I drew it up in Adobe Illustrator. I tried the whole google sketchup route but didnt really care for it. I have everything situated in layers so if I want to work only with electrical for example I can hide the other layers and make changes.
But every thing is not exact as I dont have actual deminsions on hand of a mid to late 90's Thomas 35' RE high-topper. but it gives a good idea to my plans. and with Illustrator making changes or starting fresh with just a basic empty bus is easy.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #24
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Just found this guy on the web I don't know if he is a member here but I don't recall seeing his bus around. I really like his idea for the slide-outs. Might have to contact him later down the road for tips.
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http://www.chrismerkley.com/The_Bus.html

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Old 09-30-2010, 03:16 PM   #25
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Wow the man can build
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #26
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But after hearing all the problems the RV folks have with slide outs, I really don't think all the effort (and $$) is worth it. Not for gaining 18" to 24". But that's my personal opinion. We looked into building slide outs on the Eagle using hydraulics. The fact that he didn't beef up the surrounding framework would bother me. But that's me. I believe that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong, and at the worst possible time. And it will be raining.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:52 PM   #27
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But after hearing all the problems the RV folks have with slide outs, I really don't think all the effort (and $$) is worth it. Not for gaining 18" to 24". But that's my personal opinion. We looked into building slide outs on the Eagle using hydraulics. The fact that he didn't beef up the surrounding framework would bother me. But that's me. I believe that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong, and at the worst possible time. And it will be raining.
I've known several people who have slide-outs on their rv's and haven't had issues. I would think if one built it sturdy enough reinforced the surrounding area and had good seals it would be great. Now as far as putting hydrolics and motor driven slide in I could see there being issues. I would go the route of a manual slide. It would save $ and any issues with mechanics.
Its just a matter of design, build quality and using quality material and seals.

Now maybe he didn't beef it all up but from the few photos I seen I cannot tell much. That would be one of my concerns in building slide-outs, making sure the surrounding area is reinforced to handle the changes.

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Old 09-30-2010, 09:13 PM   #28
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A school bus is built on frame rails, an Eagle has trussed side frames for support. The Eagle would need to be engineered to make up for support lost in the slideout opening. A school bus is a lot more forgiving; you could cut out big sections, and as they are built for rollovers, you've got a lot of extra strength to play with. Though before adding a slide out you'd have to raise the roof (unless you like squating), and with that you would need to maintain the shear strength.

I'm with Lorna, though. To much work for too little space.
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love the drawings
Thanks.
I drew it up in Adobe Illustrator. I tried the whole google sketchup route but didnt really care for it. I have everything situated in layers so if I want to work only with electrical for example I can hide the other layers and make changes.
But every thing is not exact as I dont have actual deminsions on hand of a mid to late 90's Thomas 35' RE high-topper. but it gives a good idea to my plans. and with Illustrator making changes or starting fresh with just a basic empty bus is easy.
Thanks again

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Well.... ive been on a Google sketch-up kick for the last 16 hours, already did one bus @ viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6600

got close on that one... discouraged that no one has at least said it was sh*t... and since i could read measurements from your drawings i gave it a try useing your scale 1 small square to 3" got to where the door was and seen the structure on the 'tv' side next to the door.. couldn't figure out its height and called it quits :P

be happy to finish the model,but could really use the drawings in a whole you got going.. "maybe ac/electrical" while im at it

anyways, heres the progress.. 'off to try to find drawings of Smittys bus lol'







Hey thats pretty cool. I think on some of the things without having something to physically go with I winged it and drew it so it looked correct. Obviously when it comes to building it heights and widths will change. Heck I could have the dimensions of the bus all messed up. I drew my floor plan off of what I could get from others as far a bus measurements. So there is probably 3 or 4 different years of Thomas bus measurements who knows how much they changes from 80's - 90's - 00's. My drawings are more of a stepping stone into the right direction. After I have my bus sitting in front of me then I'll adjust the floor plan accordingly. I appreciate the modeling. If you want to continue by all means go for it, its pretty cool. For measurements you cannot figure out or seem off its probably the ones I winged. I think my Sig block has a link to my Flicker account where I have the drawings of the bus hosted. This my give you larger view of it.
Thanks for drawing this up. Things always look differently in 3d form than on flat paper.
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so how about a link to where you did your lay out?
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