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Old 01-17-2017, 04:37 AM   #11
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I have been researching floor and wall insulations and found these.
2.5" Styrofoam impregnated with graphite R-13 has steel furring strips imbedded on one side.
I think it could be used on the floor under your final floor.
As well as the walls under the final surface.
Do have a link for this product? I might have a few uses for something like this.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:14 PM   #12
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I may be repeating myself but here is an update.

I got a little side tracked on other projects as well as getting sick for a week probably from cleaning out the bus. ( mice enjoyed makeing nests in the dash ). But now im semi back on track and i did a little playing tonight after work. First i pulled up the insulation board id put down on the floor. Wasnt real hard given id yet to glue it. Then i got to playing with the floor layout from the pics below i tried two original seats making the dining area. Thats going to work but they will need new fabric. With the drop table top i plan on putting in its the same size as the tables at the local subway restaurant. Making the table drop then adding cushions can fit a 6ft man semi comfortable or two kids for a bed with still enough room for a queen size bed for the adults behind it.

The bed behind it i can easily use some of the original seat legs for a frame like i thought. In order to accommodate the shower/ bathroom ill need to make it a couch area by day bed by night setup ( similar to the dinette area ) There simply isnt enough room to get past the wheel well no matter how i lay it out.

I may slightly mutate this idea in the long run with dropping the shower. A self composting toilet takes up so little room and makes life so much easier. A bus side mounted shower curtain with an roof mounted solar heater would work. But the ultimate goal is fitting it all in.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:23 PM   #13
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today was a high temp so i decided to do a little work. First i decided to disconnect the rear heater. Sorry roach but the clamps didnt work the antifreeze just kept coming. Luckily i found a shut of valve in the engine compartment. Even after cutting the hoses i fought to get the rear heater out. Old rubber is a bitch to remove im glad they made long lines with slack.


Since i redid my original idea and im keeping the rails i decided to spray paint them a close color to the flooring. Even with all the windows open and a box fan blowing out the rear door im pretty sure im high. I giggled thinking what my neighbors where thinking, i dont smoke pot but i was in a school bus at 9 listening to bob marley loud as can be laughing my a$$ off.

Since im keeping the frame mounted channels exposed there was a few scraps of what i would call channel guard in them when i bought the bus. A plastic/rubber snap in piece that tried to keep dirt out. I may have asked this question before but hell im high on paint fumes but does anyone know a sources for that? If i can find it in clear im thinking i could run a cheap set of led light strips down it. Kinda like a run way lighting setup. Please if any one has a link to a self composting toilet at a reasonable price throw that in too.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:54 PM   #14
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Re did the floors , they are now insulated and the subflooring is down.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:33 PM   #15
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ive been horribly bad about updating my progress so here is a massive dump of what ive done the first it the kitchen counter and the kitchen table area.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:34 PM   #16
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next is the kitchen dining area which i mixed up a little in the end
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:38 PM   #17
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Then i moved on to making more cabinets and yes i made all of it. I used subflooring wood from home depot for the cabinet walls and some old cherry i had as trim.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:41 PM   #18
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Then you have the bed/ couch , i layed out the old cushions from my old pop up to get an idea then i made a custom pull out bed. Its like a futon minus the bar in your back. The cushions will not be the ones i use , they are hideous.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:44 PM   #19
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Then i moved on to electrical, i used the old breaker box/inverter from my old pop up. the shelf above it is for a battery bank i plan on hooking to solar.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:49 PM   #20
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Then i went to a local guy to see about re upholstering the old bus seats to match my color scheme. When the guy gave me a quote of 400 ish i decided to do something i did when i was a teen. I washed the crap out of the unripped old seats i had and applied vinyl paint. Tommorow ill need to massage the distressed parts of the vinyl and apply a second coat but so far it looks good.
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