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Old 07-07-2018, 06:39 PM   #1
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Kitchen/bathroom on left

I notice almost everyone puts the kitchen and bathroom on the passenger side. Is there any real reason for this. My line of thought is I would rather have unobstructed viewing through the passenger windows than the drivers side windows. So the tall walls for the bathroom/fridge pantry, etc can be on the drivers side leaving the passenger side exposed. Pros/Cons?
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:45 PM   #2
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On most buses, cable runs are on the driver's side. It's REALLY good idea not to mix fluids with electricity.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:52 PM   #3
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On most buses, cable runs are on the driver's side. It's REALLY good idea not to mix fluids with electricity.
If I'm not mistaken, all the cables, or wiring run along the drivers ceiling. On the drivers floor are the fluid lines to the heaters.
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If you don't have waste tanks it doesn't matter. Hook-ups for water, sewage, and electricity are on the drivers side in campgrounds, and for that reason driver side kitchens and bathrooms are the general way it''s done.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:18 PM   #5
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If you don't have waste tanks it doesn't matter. Hook-ups for water, sewage, and electricity are on the drivers side in campgrounds, and for that reason driver side kitchens and bathrooms are the general way it''s done.
No black tank, just gray and fresh. I'm confused, most of the builds here I've seen were passenger side wet.
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On my Thomas, the heater lines run UNDER the floor. The electrical lines run above the floor and NOT in the ceiling. Yes, o1marc, you ARE mistaken.
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My kitchen and bath will be on the left, for precisely the cleanout reason mentioned by bus-bro. I hadn't really paid much attention to the numbers of people choosing one side or the other -- but placing waste tanks on the right side seems like it would create complications.

Fresh tanks can go anywhere they fit. I'll put mine under the floor between the frame rails. Gray tanks are fairly flexible in their location, with the obvious caveat that the water generally has to be drained by gravity to wherever you want the dump valve to be.
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"Standard" arrangement puts all the wet on the drivers side but mostly due to the fact that dump stations are set up to service that side on any RV set up. Also...you don't really want all the dump stuff (nasty, smelly) on the side you will most commonly use for camping/outdoor use (curb/passenger side).
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:47 PM   #9
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On my Thomas, the heater lines run UNDER the floor. The electrical lines run above the floor and NOT in the ceiling. Yes, o1marc, you ARE mistaken.
I'm not building your Thomas.
I'm with everyone else, wet on the left it is.
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Then why ask?

I've always said. it's your to do whatever you want to.

Just enjoy it.
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