Alas, the excitement of The Roof Lift is over.
All the outside skin still needs installing, but first I need to know where the
windows will be, so I can cut and weld and otherwise prepare the window
openings. And to place the window openings, I need to know where the
furniture will be. So I’m “rearranging the furniture”.
Everything here is just propped up on milk crates and otherwise jerry-rigged into
position so I can see how everything fits. And I’m finding that some things don’t
-- at least not the way I originally planned. No problem.
I dragged my Eldorado truck driver’s seat (brown) out of the shed and may use
that. We have four of these nice Hyundai Santa Fe car seats (gray) -- that
were free -- but I don’t know if they will all be used.
There is a swiveling seat base on its way here on a UPS truck -- the idea is to
have a Hyundai seat directly behind the dog house (engine cover) swivel so
it can be used both as a co-pilot seat and a dining seat. (The seat sitting on
a steel wire milk crate in the pictures.) But the swivel may have to go behind
the right wheel well instead.
Just kind’a brainstorming in full scale.
The bath room components look like they fit nicely, and there is room below the
toilet for the sewer tank.
Looks like one pair of bunk beds, with the upper folding down to serve as the
back of a couch (on left, no upper yet). Thanks to the high ceiling, there is
room for three bunks up above the other furniture -- these will fold up to
the ceiling so people don’t bump their heads into them during the day.
Boring, but necessary.
The Tea Cozy -- the big “sleeping bag” RV cover -- has already suffered several
cuts from flapping in the wind, mostly at the bottom. Lots of sharp edges on
these buses. And those triangular marker lights on the roof have to go. But
the Tea Cozy does wonders for neighborhood good will, and Adco makes
adhesive patch material for it.