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Old 04-29-2016, 07:37 AM   #21
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I'm using a futon in my shuttle bus. They are steel framed with a bunk bed on top. I have slept with my 16 yo son on the bottom and an adult on the top bunk. Basically you can get 3 people to sleep on one futon bunk bed.
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:16 AM   #22
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I am building two lofts in my bus. The one in the front is mostly done already and it sits on the roof of the bus above the drivers seat. It is about 37 inches high, 7.5ft wide and 6ft deep.
This loft will be used for storage mostly, but if we ever do a road trip or invite guests over, this is where they would sleep.

I am currently working on the rear loft. It is designed to be flush with the height of the bus (13'6") while driving and then pop up another 4 or 5 ft when parked. This be the bedroom and allow us to have 7 ft ceilings and a lot more space.

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Still waiting for the birth video here!
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:20 AM   #24
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I am building two lofts in my bus. The one in the front is mostly done already and it sits on the roof of the bus above the drivers seat. It is about 37 inches high, 7.5ft wide and 6ft deep.
This loft will be used for storage mostly, but if we ever do a road trip or invite guests over, this is where they would sleep.

I am currently working on the rear loft. It is designed to be flush with the height of the bus (13'6") while driving and then pop up another 4 or 5 ft when parked. This be the bedroom and allow us to have 7 ft ceilings and a lot more space.

You can see photo's of the build on my blog:
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What's the final height going to be of your bus? You should have just welded a couple of VW Vans to the roof to make a true vintage hippie loft!
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That's a great idea, but have you seen how expensive VW vans are now days?
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What's the final height going to be of your bus? You should have just welded a couple of VW Vans to the roof to make a true vintage hippie loft!
Many many years ago I saw a Skoolie that had two VW vans mounted to the top,
looked but way to high in my opinion.
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That's a great idea, but have you seen how expensive VW vans are now days?
Maybe update it for the modern day.....use the top sections of 2 mini-vans! You could have the rear hatch of each one open for ventilation when needed!
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Neil Young concert 10 or 15 years ago, his tour bus which was totally awesome by the way, had 2 old car roofs mounted up top to conceal the A/C units.
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It seems those additions tend to leak. I can remember hearing complaints about that back in the early sixties.
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I'd think the key today would be to find a good flexible caulking or sealant. It probably won't be cheap, but I'm sure 3M or somebody out there makes a fairly purpose-made sealant out there. (The joint is going to flex - it's a vehicle rattling and vibrating down the road.)

Worse comes to worse, welded drip edge inside- admit its going to leak, and prepare accordingly for any water when it does.
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