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Old 04-04-2010, 10:47 PM   #11
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Looks like a decent layout. I like the bed at the back, seems to make the most sense. The fridge under the sink works, but that would limit you to a small fridge, or a high sink! Other than that, I would widen the shower stall a bit, get it to 30-32" if you can and you will be able to find cheaper shower bases as they are a more standard size. Also, you need to take into account space around the toilet, your knees need to go somewhere when you sit down... I like the idea with the graph to keep the scale, great job. You seem very efficient at making the most of a small space.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:22 PM   #12
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Cute stove, hell of a price tag. Check out youtube for building your own pot-belly woodstove. They are cheap and easy to build if you can weld or know someone who can weld.

I am also converting a shortie. Its 4 windows long. They are small but if you plan to live simply then go for it. Plus they fit into a normal parking space. This is our blog http://shortbusmagic.blogspot.com/ my girlfriend and I plan to travel the US,Canada, and possibly Mexico. I would say a roof rack is a great idea for a short bus. We plan to build ours out of the old seat frames. Also our woodstove will be removable and will be stored on the roof when not in use. You are going to have to get creative with the space since a short bus has very little. Think about foldable furniture, swiveling items, storage under everything. I drew up so many floor plans and will probably still make changes as I go. Once you get your bus and are inside of it planning becomes much easier.

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yeah, the to scale thing def helps. the wood stove i found is on the site that gwreddragon posted.
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ETA: If you swap the bench and the cab (put the bench on the other side of the table), and got a swivel wall mount for your TV, then you could watch TV from bed too
i plan to put the TV and DVD shelf on the shower wall facing the table and bed so i can watch from both spots, but i like the swivel idea.

i hope i don't need a plan B b/c i'd really like to find the 5 window bus, but i am working on it in case. does anyone know if there is a site or place that may have one. i feel like i've looked everywhere for the bus i really want.

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I would widen the shower stall a bit, get it to 30-32"
i'd like to, but i put those dimensions in b/c on the sites i looked at there didn't seem to be anything w/ a 40x30 or 32. i guess i could get it custom made?

ah, i can't wait to get my bus
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:41 PM   #14
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I would say a roof rack is a great idea for a short bus. We plan to build ours out of the old seat frames.
definitely plan to have a roof rack, but great idea w/ building it from the seat frames.

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Once you get your bus and are inside of it planning becomes much easier.
i bet, but i don't want to get the 4 window and regret it just b/c i wanted to start this project, ya know?!

this may be a dumb question, but how will ur wood stove be removable?
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:27 PM   #15
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I would widen the shower stall a bit, get it to 30-32"
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i'd like to, but i put those dimensions in b/c on the sites i looked at there didn't seem to be anything w/ a 40x30 or 32. i guess i could get it custom made?

ah, i can't wait to get my bus
30x30 or 32x32 are standard house shower stall sizes. It would be a lot cheaper than an RV shower stall and work just the same. I am planning on using a 30x30 shower base in my bus, with the toilet in the shower to save space.
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Advice I got when building-"think submarine!" everything needs to be small-or dual purpose. I got a small flat screen in my bus-the swivel wall mount lets me turn it anywhere i wish.
Some shortbus search places: state agencies-shuttle services around airports-large adult day-care facilities (one near me has at least they might not have one out front with a for sale sign on it--but go inside + ask where they get theirs fixxed-or who has the call to replace them.
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