It is good to be back.
I know it has been a long time since Iíve updated about the bus. Some work has been done, but not much. I have been using it for some travel and camping, but now Iím living in it. Due to life changes
this is now my new home.
I did install a frig and microwave, I know, that is a big microwave. I originally wanted an above stove microwave to put above my cooking area to vent the fumes outside. As I used the bus I realized that the Maxxair Max fan Deluxe vents the bus just fine and it is about a foot from the cooking area. So I decided it would be over kill.
They are mounted to the floor and wall and stay in place very well when traveling. I plan to build a cabinet here and mount them in it with a pantry on the side. The refrig is a 7.4 cu ft Danby. The microwave is a big honking Samsung. You can also see part of the 6′ couch I have strapped in. It is big enough to sleep on.
I have a 6′ folding table strapped down to use as my kitchen. I have Sterilite Storage bins underneath the table for my dry foods, kitchen utensils, plates, silverware, pots, pans and so forth. The blue container is my running water, it hold five gallons. The table will be replaced with two 36″ kitchen cabinets. The TV tray will be replaced with a computer desk. I plan to build a temporary one soon to use and figure out what works.
This is my bedroom, all I have in it is my queen size Sleep Number bed. Everything else is just lying on the floor. The bed is on a temporary pedestal. I used what left over wood I had to get a usable bed. It will be replaced with one about 6″ higher with storage underneath. The bed platform will be hinged to get to the stuff under it. On the engine shelf behind the bed I will build in storage and leave 4′ in the center for the window/escape hatch/Air conditioner. That will give me two 4′ x 2′ x 2′ storage areas beside the window and a 2′ x 4′ x 2′ storage area above the window. That equals 48 cu ft of storage, not too shabby.
This is the space above my battery bank viewed from my bed. I realized I could mount a dresser recessed into that space. I have room there for a 4′ dresser. I want to mount it in a way that it will be easy to remove to get to the batteries in the future.
This is where I was going to put a shower, it is a 7′ x 3′ x 2.5′ space. After talking to many RVíers most do not use their showers, either to small, or do not hold enough water and tired of filling their water tank. Even where Iím parked I have access to a shower at my gym and it forces me to go and workout
So Iím going to re-purpose it as storage and a closet. Right now it is a mess.
Actually living it the bus is helping me see what works and what doesnít. So beware all this could change as I use the bus.