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Old 07-02-2017, 05:30 PM   #1
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First Floor Plan - Help!

Howdy!

I'm in the earliest possible stage for planning my skoolie. Don't even have a bus yet. I'm in no hurry for this project and want to get it right the first time.

Below is my first floor plan. I'm hoping to get a Thomas or a Blue-Bird with the engine in the back. To show my "noobness" I forgot to compensate for the wheel wells. Working off the idea that the bus will be around 35' with a 7.5' interior. If those dimensions are in error, hey, school me

Trying to keep the living area as open as possible. The kitchen needs to be substantial because I love to cook. The rest is just utility.

Please, if you have any suggestions, I'll take 'em! I have no ego to bruise.

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Old 07-02-2017, 06:14 PM   #2
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I'm not much farther than you are (technically, I may be behind you... I haven't started working on a blueprint yet, though I have a TON of research done), but I believe the wet wall is usually on the drivers side.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:33 PM   #3
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Good point! Is this due to the position of grey/fresh tanks in the under carriage?

With the design I have going, I can flip the spare beds / bath and kitchen pretty easily.

Well, on paper anyway.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:13 PM   #4
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My bus is 30' from the doghouse in the back to the line. You can build over the wheels; they don't take up much space.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:17 PM   #5
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Reversed that wet wall and utilities

Also added real dimensions to the washer/dryer combo, fridge, and stove

David Hearn: Skoolie Floor Plan

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Old 07-02-2017, 07:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply! 30 feet. I could divide that space between the living area and the kitchen.

Where can I see pictures of your rig?
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:33 PM   #7
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@CaptSquid - what do you mean by the "line"? Front of the bus or just behind the cockpit?

Thanks again!
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #8
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I'm guessing that he means the literal line that usually divides the drivers area with the seating area in a bus.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:15 PM   #9
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That's what I'm thinking too, Griff. The floor plan holds up in the short-term, the design is 34' and some change to the back of the cockpit.

All this is academic, though. No plan survives engagement with the enemy!
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:43 PM   #10
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I have a 36' er bus. 32' from the back of the cockpit to the rear window, but the engine housing takes a chunk out of the floor.

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