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Old 05-07-2015, 04:27 PM   #41
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I got an idea

ooohhh...oowwww


make a "drawbed" have each side attached to drivers and passenger side, fold each side up up when not used...each side has 2 legs that fold down, like sleeping on 2 single type beds at once,
should take up about 1 foot on each side, no lose of ceiling ht also

and can double as a couch with only one side down..win...win...
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:18 PM   #42
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What about a loft? If you aren't claustrophobic (or do a roof raise... <grin>)
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:31 PM   #43
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I am open to all ideas (but not a roof raise) and looking into a daybed deal, it sounds like this one turns into a Queen even?
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:41 PM   #44
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This is how me made a bed in the back due to the fact that we wanted access to the rear. During the day we can raise it up from left to right and secure it up there and at night it will just drop down to cover the door.

You might want to think something like this. Of course, we just went with a plain foam mattress so it's very flexible and if & when the mattress is put on, we may have to cut the mattress so that it'll lift up easier. Clint went with a piano hinge so that it's not noticeable when laying down.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:10 PM   #45
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So I decided that a Queen is TOO BIG for for a Murphy bed on a bus, so the bed simply received a large leg base, and was bolted to the floor and wall. Looks rickety, but is pretty solid with 4x4s, and lots of brackets and bolts.



Funny thing was, as I finished bolting the new frame to the floor and wall, I realized the box springs were wedged into the corner so tightly I thought I might have to unbolt the frame in order to get it out. Dropping the bike lift out allowed just enough room to avoid the disaster I created.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:16 AM   #46
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Check this convertible couch bed that folds up nicely against the wall for storage.
RV Trailer Rollover Convertible Beds Couch Sleeper | eBay I seem to recall someone
in the skoolie group building one from scratch, just can't remember where I saw
it. HTH
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:05 AM   #47
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Yep, time to answer the question – “Where do you poo?” After much consideration, I decided to design and install a combination toilet/shower – in essence a one-piece chamber to do your bidness, and shower up after Looking into alternatives of fiberglass and glass shower inserts that I would have to CUT in order to fit into the bus, and still be unable to “shower”, or at least enjoy a standing shower, I decided I must opt for a sit-down shower. Since that was already the most sane option, I could not figure why I should not add the composting toilet under the sit-down part, saving space. I still have some design issues, including vertical support, a separate urine container, and what to cover the platform with to prevent the wood from rotting. Well, it is a start.

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Don't use wood. Get some 3/4 or one inch solid plastic like they make bathroom stall dividers out of. You can laminate and glue layers to make the seat so you won't ever get shower water in the sawdust bucket.

That reminds me: DON'T FORGET sawdust storage!! Especially since it is a wet bath. Gamma lid on a 5 gallon bucket or a pet food container.
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Don't use wood. Get some 3/4 or one inch solid plastic like they make bathroom stall dividers out of. You can laminate and glue layers to make the seat so you won't ever get shower water in the sawdust bucket.

That reminds me: DON'T FORGET sawdust storage!! Especially since it is a wet bath. Gamma lid on a 5 gallon bucket or a pet food container.
where do you get 3/4" plastic?

Good tip on the gamma lid
Seat is already done, only need a urine diverter now, trying to figure that one out this week.
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