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Old 06-25-2018, 03:54 AM   #1
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Concept in Sketchup

Whaddiya think?



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Old 06-25-2018, 12:25 PM   #2
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:35 PM   #3
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hopefully this works...

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Old 06-28-2018, 08:34 PM   #4
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Very nice, I really like the roof deck plans. How are you attaching the supports for the canopy/hammock?
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:28 PM   #5
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Are there no escape hatches in the roof?
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:37 AM   #6
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Reciever cups in the small guard rail perhaps. Square steel and then the horizontals would preferably be 2" aluminum tube...those would combat the uprights from bowing inward. So the hammock actually hangs from the "floating" bar to handle the lateral forces...putting mostly downward force on the uprights. With portable stands using this principle, you have to guy them out, mostly to keep the feet from kicking out from under them. All theory ofcourse...but I think reciever cups...im working on a folding railing design and deck with standard Redwood 2x6 decking. I'll post that...
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:41 AM   #7
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there is one under the deck, and I like the idea of no exterior ladder and only using the hatch with the deck cut out for it. This rendering was just using existing "models" in sketchup...the deck/rack was from an FJ that I scaled bigger...and the ladder just lined up perfect to not block the tail lights...
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:53 AM   #8
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I'd like to do something like this....6' wide deck with two 3' folding railings that lay flat over a steel/redwood deck. The two sides can fold up for a railing or lay flat for a deck extension/footrest and then a hammock or skychair could now dangle underneath it along side the bus. I'm a sailor and love rigging so whatever uprights i extend from the deck would likely have pulleys and lines or even a winch to raise and lower the sides if its too heavy, then rig up a shade sail atleast and then i can use my portable hammock stand if thats simpler... Then glue astroturf to the rest of the roof...I really like that idea that Jax did...even around/under the solar panels so you can lay down to work on stuff, etc...


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Old 06-29-2018, 01:26 AM   #9
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Birds eye...

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