Doing some research, and several layouts.
I had a conversation with my dad, and I am kind of bummed out. He just laughed at me. He seems to think the bus will not make it to Alaska, and he will not discuss his reasoning. I guess I get to ignore his negativity and press on. I am used to being told I can't do something. I just get that little voice in the back of my head that says, maybe he is on to something I have missed...Oh well.
Since it will be a kid infested pleasure bus until then, I am going to try out a few seating options, and build a seating level deck for all my seats to be mounted to. We are thinking of going with Hot rod replacement seats. Economical, vinyl, low back bucket seats to maintain the view, and optimize seat placement.
So far, my first project, designed by me, went well. It worked, did not leak, and had 5 bicycles locked into it all the way to Weatherford, TX and back home. The adult bikes hang on the sides, and three BMXers on the door.