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Old 10-03-2016, 04:38 PM   #81
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Got pics of the stove install we did over the weekend. Had to re-weld most of the seams on the stove too because the old man who owned it before me like to get it glowing hot and it warped the crap out of the sides... The heat shield works amazing. Had the interior of the bus up to 96 degrees on Saturday, blazing hot fire with some hedge thrown in to the mix and the tin behind the stove was still cool to the touch as was the fire rated drywall behind it... Stove is an England stove works 18-TR. Overkill? Yes. Will I be able to sit in the living room in my undies with all windows open in a blizzard? Yes. First one I've ever owned that has no intake damper, just a pipe damper in the flue... Eventually its going to get two more heat shields about 20" on either side of it.




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Old 10-06-2016, 04:31 PM   #82
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Forgot to add the other day. Got some hammocks in and have been sleeping in them full time for about a week. We had a queen size bed before and it took up alot of room in the back of the bus. Two things happened when I got the hammocks. 1. I'm sleeping better than I have for the last 15 or so years. 2. THERES SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!!!
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Old 10-06-2016, 05:04 PM   #83
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Hmm.... hammocks....... *scribbling furiously on bus plans*

That's something I had not considered, that will save me a lot of room and some weight as well.

Do they actually sleep pretty comfortably?
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Old 10-06-2016, 05:17 PM   #84
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I think so... Like I said, best sleep I've had in 15 years. I usually wake up 20 or 30 times a night. First night on the hammock I slept almost straight through till morning, only waking up once. I was skeptical at first but they really are waaaay more comfy than you think. Make sure you get cotton as opposed to nylon. The cotton is way softer. If you lay slightly diagonal on the hammock you're pretty much laying flat and not bent up into a U. I got a family size for me and a double size for the old lady. The family size is big enough that I can completely cocoon myself in it when I sleep solo in it. With two people the family size is... "Cozy"
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Old 10-06-2016, 05:18 PM   #85
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Hmm.... hammocks....... *scribbling furiously on bus plans*

That's something I had not considered, that will save me a lot of room and some weight as well.

Do they actually sleep pretty comfortably?
What I am going to use for the kids instead of bunks... I think it will work better, but I need my bed to sleep in....
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Old 10-06-2016, 05:27 PM   #86
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Only other time I've ever slept in a hammock was about 18 years ago, when back in my "transient" days, I hopped a cargo ship in NJ. Hadn't ever had any time in one on land, but on a ship that size it gently rocks you to sleep... Hammock in the bus is similar if you get a good stiff wind a blowin.

-edit- God, I miss the good old days...
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:28 PM   #87
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I think so... Like I said, best sleep I've had in 15 years. I usually wake up 20 or 30 times a night. First night on the hammock I slept almost straight through till morning, only waking up once. I was skeptical at first but they really are waaaay more comfy than you think. Make sure you get cotton as opposed to nylon. The cotton is way softer. If you lay slightly diagonal on the hammock you're pretty much laying flat and not bent up into a U. I got a family size for me and a double size for the old lady. The family size is big enough that I can completely cocoon myself in it when I sleep solo in it. With two people the family size is... "Cozy"
Found one on Amazon for like 13 bucks, ordered it and some mounting hardware to mount it to frame members once I get some walls up... total of 29 bucks. Until I get some walls up I'll probably crack four of the back windows and just tie it off to the two ribs between the windows. 7.5 feet may be too narrow to hang it so will probably go diagonally to get the length needed.

Appreciate the tip!
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:41 PM   #88
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Mayan string hammocks are actually really comfy, but they do work better if you sleep in separate hammocks rather than trying to share one. My husband and I bought one to replace our queen sized bed, but found we ended up on top of each other. (Maybe a little *too* cozy!)
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:19 PM   #89
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Hey slaughridge85, this is an awesome build! I love how you did your roof raise, except it makes me feel a little sad I didn't raise my roof..

Regardless your build is awesome! Would you care to share more pictures of the inside? Also you should put a link to this thread in your signature. I didn't know of your build until you mentioned it in the tiny stove thread.
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