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Old 02-01-2015, 02:18 AM   #451
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Not only am I planning on finishing, I've also decided to change the layout to accommodate my girlfriend who will be joining me onboard. She refuses to sleep in the "coffin" that is the current design, so I'll need to expand the living area and reduce the garage. This also means I won't be able to carry the Jeep, so it looks like I'll be towing it after all. It's a shame because I was really looking forward to seeing it inside the back half of the bus. Stupid girls. ;)
Glad to see you're back and I too will include you in my prayers for your speedy recovery.

I haven't done much to my bus, but just to make you jealous, I put up my diamond plate garage walls, cut the diamond plate vinyl flooring, installed my ramp system and the internal see-saw trailer. Played around with loading different cars inside, but this is the one that counts.

Good luck with your new design, I was really looking forward to seeing the jeep in there, but the GF is more important (that's why I haven't made much progress - mine needs at least a 4-star RV, too.)
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:46 AM   #452
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Glad to see you're back and I too will include you in my prayers for your speedy recovery.

I haven't done much to my bus, but just to make you jealous, I put up my diamond plate garage walls, cut the diamond plate vinyl flooring, installed my ramp system and the internal see-saw trailer. Played around with loading different cars inside, but this is the one that counts.
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Good luck with your new design, I was really looking forward to seeing the jeep in there, but the GF is more important (that's why I haven't made much progress - mine needs at least a 4-star RV, too.)
I saw this picture on your thread. That's a sweet ride and I love the way you're carrying it. Good deal!

And thanks!
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:51 PM   #453
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Busied myself today by remodeling the virtual bus with Sketchup. Here's what I came up with:

This is the passenger side with new bunk beds and the new toilet room. I thought of making the toilet room smaller, but the small space behind the toilet inside the (now smaller) garage would be pretty useless. This way, there is enough room to turn around between a swing-in door and the commode.




On the driver side, I've added a new wardrobe opposite the bunk beds, with room (hopefully) for a flat-screen TV under the hanging clothes. Also added another work desk for my girlfriend. The garage has its own door, and I might add the RV window I already have to the wall between the garage and bedroom. It has an emergency escape window, so we'd be able to get out through the back door via the garage.

The toilet can be anything I decide to put there; a composting toilet or a flush toilet. There is enough room under the floor there that I can mount a dedicated black water tank for a flush toilet.

The wheel box on this side presents a toe hazard when going to the toilet in the middle of the night (or anytime, really), so I will have to think of a solution for that. Maybe a raised floor in the bedroom and toilet room. I still have a LOT of headroom, so a four-inch raise is no big deal.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:43 PM   #454
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good to see you studying the situation Homey! its a good start after what you went through.

you know the drill, we want pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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good to see you studying the situation Homey! its a good start after what you went through.

you know the drill, we want pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think tomorrow I'll try to make a video of the interior showing the damage from the explosion. It's surprising how little damage was done considering the severity of my own injuries. The firefighters who responded to the accident did more damage than the fire. 😩
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I think tomorrow I'll try to make a video of the interior showing the damage from the explosion. It's surprising how little damage was done considering the severity of my own injuries. The firefighters who responded to the accident did more damage than the fire. 😩
im picturing natster in a fire suit, wielding his hammer and chisel. lol
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im picturing natster in a fire suit, wielding his hammer and chisel. lol
You almost made me spit up my coffee!
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PD glad to hear you coming along on the recovery road, did you get any new cool parts? Like maybe SS rod ends for joints....would be a bitch at airports, but very cool bar story [wink]

You planning any wheeling trips for the summer/fall?

IM me your snail mail, I want to send you something for the camel project


Eta...you need to change your buses capacity now
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PD glad to hear you coming along on the recovery road, did you get any new cool parts? Like maybe SS rod ends for joints....would be a bitch at airports, but very cool bar story [wink]

You planning any wheeling trips for the summer/fall?

IM me your snail mail, I want to send you something for the camel project


Eta...you need to change your buses capacity now
i got some ss joints, and homeless people bones. ya gonna send me something?
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PD glad to hear you coming along on the recovery road, did you get any new cool parts? Like maybe SS rod ends for joints....would be a bitch at airports, but very cool bar story [wink]

You planning any wheeling trips for the summer/fall?

IM me your snail mail, I want to send you something for the camel project


Eta...you need to change your buses capacity now
When I started having problems with my fingers, I totally told the doctors they could cut off my hands if in return they would give me some cool bionic replacements. That would be so cool!

Not going anywhere until I feel safe behind the wheel, which could be a long time. I can barely shift out of Park, much less change or fix a flat tire.

Until the single-sleeper bed is removed, the capacity is still 1.

PM sent. Thanks in advance!
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