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Old 08-05-2018, 07:26 AM   #121
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@whywalk Fridge is the Engel MT35F-U1 AC/DC Fridge/Freezer. Not cheap, but it was just what I was looking for.

Been working on the bathroom and some plumbing this week. I finished off the shower walls with poly wall panels and installed a Dura Faucet RV style shower faucet and shower head. The plumbing is easily accessible from under the kitchen sink.









I also drilled a hole and installed a section of 1 1/2" PVC for my Nature's Head toilet vent. The outside cover is a little PVC cover I picked up on Amazon.



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Old 08-11-2018, 06:30 PM   #122
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Are you sure that you don't want to take your toilet vent out the roof? I honestly believe what some folks say that overall they don't smell too bad but there will be moments.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:46 PM   #123
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I, too, have a Nature's Head. I don't have it vented outside and I don't have any odor emanating from it.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:08 AM   #124
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@dan-fox @captsquid I guess we'll find out! I've seen many skoolies, RV's and tiny homes with Nature's Head vented out the side as well so I'm thinking it will be fine, but it's something I can always change down the road if it is a problem.

The bathroom is mostly finished now, I just need to hang the shower curtain which will go around the two open sides. I also might move the exhaust tubing to the other side of the toilet, but it's a really tight fit between the wall so I may try to modify the exhaust fitting to make it a little more low profile to fit between the toilet and the wall.









Other small updates have been insulating the rear wall and installing the water inlet hatch.









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Old 08-12-2018, 10:15 AM   #125
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Awsome shower room, i was going to vent N-H underneath the bus, but out the side dosent look to bad ow that i seen you do it. but 1 1/2" seems a bit large to me, hope i can find one no bigger than 1", I dont see how the smell could be a problem unless you plan on sitting outside next to it with nose to ass. That tube does look like its going to be a problem with shower tho. Does the vent tube have to be that large or can we reduce it to smaller one.?
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:51 AM   #126
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words and comments. Definitely motivating!

@jtgt25 I think some setups you do need to loop it, but I guess I'll find out when I start driving mine more! I'm just assuming since their were shut offs, that it was how they turned off the rear heater in the summer time since there is not another switch or anything. I'm going to do as much as I can with solar/battery banks but not sure if I'll be able to work out a fully viable heat solution that way yet.

@Rusty Definitely a bit OCD, haha. I take all my tools back in and clean/organize things every few days. I'm not sure if it wastes more time putting everything back, or looking for them when I don't put them back... haha.


Dry fit the sink and faucet. I really need a new jig saw, the sink hole required over an hour of cutting and sanding


Sink looking a lot better than the one in my home kitchen...
What are you going to do about the gap between the back of the counter and the windows? I see water and crumbs getting back there which I don't want but haven't seen addressed in other builds yet.
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:52 PM   #127
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Back at it! Been busy with work and travel, so I mostly took the winter off from the bus. Now that the weather is getting a bit better I'm hoping I can get this thing wrapped up for at least a couple trips this summer/fall!

A few small progress updates from this weekend. Finished up the stairwell with some rubber matting from Home Depot and trimmed it out. Assembled the futon/bunk bed, and re-configured / roughed out where the fridge and stove/oven with go. This JUST fits when the futon is in bed mode, and also works out a little better because now I can open the fridge without rolling it out.

The top bunk is going to be modified a bit so that the front will be open enough to climb up into, but most likely will be storage most of the time, while still being able to sleep a person if need be.





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Old 04-21-2019, 09:42 PM   #128
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Nice work. I see 2 potential outside showers, one from the kitchen and one from the bath.
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Old 04-22-2019, 04:51 PM   #129
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@whywalk Fridge is the Engel MT35F-U1 AC/DC Fridge/Freezer. Not cheap, but it was just what I was looking for.

Been working on the bathroom and some plumbing this week. I finished off the shower walls with poly wall panels and installed a Dura Faucet RV style shower faucet and shower head. The plumbing is easily accessible from under the kitchen sink.









I also drilled a hole and installed a section of 1 1/2" PVC for my Nature's Head toilet vent. The outside cover is a little PVC cover I picked up on Amazon.




Hey Matt, looks great, we're planning a similar shower bathroom combo (although ours is one window shorter). Do you have a link to the poly wall panels you used, or to something similar?


Also do you find that the toilet space is too narrow when you're sitting on it?
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:19 PM   #130
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@TheArgobus Thanks! The panels are from Home Depot, it's one of the two poly panels they had in stock at my local store. It goes on with a FRP adhesive that they sell too.

The toilet space is totally fine, my shoulder just about touches the wall though. Definitely sit on the toilet and move it around first before you bolt it down or anything.
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