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Old 05-11-2017, 08:07 AM   #1
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Ideas for what to build over the wheels

Hi I'm trying to figure out the layout for my midsize bus and wanted to ask you guys how to incorporated the wheelbase and what to build over it so it Blends in
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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I can tell you what we have done with ours......

Driver's front - under the dining table (kids have to sit against the side of the bus)

Passenger front - under bench seating

Both rears - Under the bottom bunks (still room for storage under half the bunk space)

Search 'floor plans' and you can see lots of creative ideas - no shortage of ingenuity in the Skoolie world!
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:32 AM   #3
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I am putting a shower over the wheel wells with a seat on both sides and the drain on the Aft end out of the way of the rear-end.

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Old 05-11-2017, 02:46 PM   #4
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I am putting a shower over the wheel wells with a seat on both sides and the drain on the Aft end out of the way of the rear-end.
How are you going to stand in your shower?!?!

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Rears ~ storage, think full size armoire type

Front Pax ~ couch

Front Driver ~ Fridge maybe? Currently it's a TV stand on the floor plans I think.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:11 PM   #5
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In the center. Here is the layout.

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Old 05-11-2017, 03:26 PM   #6
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I love the cleaness of your sketch. Mine is a bunch of boxes I'm doing with a pen on a piece of paper
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:11 PM   #7
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:54 AM   #8
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I love the cleaness of your sketch. Mine is a bunch of boxes I'm doing with a pen on a piece of paper
Then you'd love mine. It's on graph paper with pieces of manila folder cut outs. The gf keeps shoving things together corner to corner leaving a diagonal with 12 inches for a walk way.
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:28 AM   #9
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Bob, tell your gf that you have to have a wide bowling alley.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:30 AM   #10
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In the center. Here is the layout.
I'm floored, no pun intended. Walk-through shower... you just solved a huge problem of mine, sir.
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