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Old 03-12-2014, 12:39 AM   #131
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Also a great place for fresh water tanks.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:51 AM   #132
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Looking good my man! You are moving right along.
I picked mine up in Chattanooga TN. And will post some updated pics later today.
I figured out the wiring mess I pm'd you about. I have a ton of switches in my
console that are going to come out. I plan on rebuilding the whole thing from wood.
So I am going to remove the unnecessary electrical and switches in the driver area.
Seats are out, interior radiators are out. Next is the side panels, ceiling and insulation
removal. But would you know it, no 2" foam board where I am. I have to find my new
insulation somewhere else!
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:43 PM   #133
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So I started framing the rear bed at 8 pm or so
It is sized for a "full" size mattress. The middle vertical support is just temporary, it will have more than that once I decide how to do doors for the storage area under it. Pretty good amount of space

Tomorrow I will put foam board in so there is no dead space on top of the engine bay.
Hey man, why did you decide to build the bed frame so high up? Were you worried about space or floods?

On a real note, you are doing a great job. Some serious inspiration for me!
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:42 AM   #134
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Looking good my man! You are moving right along.
I picked mine up in Chattanooga TN. And will post some updated pics later today.
I figured out the wiring mess I pm'd you about. I have a ton of switches in my
console that are going to come out. I plan on rebuilding the whole thing from wood.
So I am going to remove the unnecessary electrical and switches in the driver area.
Seats are out, interior radiators are out. Next is the side panels, ceiling and insulation
removal. But would you know it, no 2" foam board where I am. I have to find my new
insulation somewhere else!
Just try calling around. Better yet, call some spray foam companies and see if you can work out a deal with them. I had been thinking if you arrange to show up to where they keep their equipment or one of their jobsites you could reduce the cost, they wouldn't have to bring everything somewhere. If I were to do it over I would greatly prefer to have it sprayed even though it is more $.

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Hey man, why did you decide to build the bed frame so high up? Were you worried about space or floods?

On a real note, you are doing a great job. Some serious inspiration for me!
I wanted a big(ish) bed in the back and the storage under it is nice.

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Also a great place for fresh water tanks.
I was going to put these underneath between the frame rails, cause no driveshaft down the middle save the space for unnecessarly BS that I am sure to bring
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:03 PM   #135
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Unless you plan on never getting near freezing weather or adding heat strips to the tank...putting your fresh water supply "indoors" is highly recommended. Just one more thing to consider.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:25 PM   #136
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Roger that . I've heard from a few folks up north who have had to put antifreeze into and heat strips onto their poo tanks to avoid them freezing. With the kind of winters we've had lately, just about anything exposed containing water is gonna turn solid in the upper parts of the planet. And I suppose the lower part too if you could drive far enough.

Good time to head for Margaritaville and palm trees!
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:33 AM   #137
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Nice bed. We are doing something similar. My mechanic friend is going to service my engine overhead (top of motor) make sure you leave a way to get to your service hatch (you probably all ready thought of this, but gotta say it). It would be tragic to disassemble a bunch of nice cabinet work to do 1 hour of service.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:52 AM   #138
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it's in the center of rear "bench" in a RE bus. You can service the pulley side of the engine from outside, but the other end is reached through a center access door in the "bench". I wouldn't want anyone to have to disassemble a nice bedroom, just to adjust the top end of the engine, which should probably be done every 150,000-200,000 miles.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:58 PM   #139
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I don't have a service hatch in mine. Only like 6" of the motor is under the low part of the back, there is plenty of room to work on it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:42 PM   #140
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So we collectively decided the plain white ceiling was too boring. We jazzed it up (with a little help from my friends).





Lets just say the spray paint fumes got to me.





Shower partition built out of solid core doors







Fits pretty well. In a bit im going to go get some FRP, a 32x32 shower pan and some other goodies. I'll eventually be cutting out 4 more partitions like this, 2 for the bathroom area and 2 to sort of encapsulate the fridge.
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