Originally Posted by Redbear
Nuthin' better to do with the snow falling, so I poked around for a bit and finally found the other pic . . .
Loved the sketch of the bus, BTW. I'd been trying to dream up a nice covered back porch design, with either a supported or cantilevered roof extension. . .
What would be the rear theme? . . . Vardo? . . . Pullman? . . . Trolley? . . . HMMMM.
The final design might depend on 1. actually getting a bus and 2. the type of "found" materials that can be incorporated. I would like at least a hint of Steampunk in it, tho . . .
I wondered a bit about the bottle added out back with the triangular label . . . . . .
The immediate quite normal impression I got was that it was for bulk Propane.
On second thought, could it be for Helium?
. . . or Laughing gas?
Thanks. I pulled the design and did some of my own from a busbuild on here a loooooooooooong time ago that I'd found floating around on Facebook (it had been in an article so I went hunting for it). It was the Master Gater and was/is a tailgating rig from Florida.
I wanted to incorporate a kind-of nautical theme but all my ideas were strictly shot down. I'm still gonna do it, but it's against better judgement ("what about rainwater?? All that open space will let your floor rot!" Well, I'll be drilling holes and installing PVC pipes to redirect water, that's covered. "Wind and snow?" Plexi sheets will be retrofitted if it ever Snows where I'm heading so hold off wind and it doesn't snow much on the Islands. "How are you getting your bus to the Islands?" Cargo freight and PONTOONS!
). I like the look of Steampunk but I'd have to lean more towards Dieselpunk for the Camper and I'm not well read on the subject. Sub-culture of a sub-culture and all that.
Your first thought of the bottle being propane was correct! However, as it will only be my dog and I in the bus, and a 100# tank weighs more than me EMPTY, I'm going to have to redesign that to a tower of some sort to hold two or three 20# tanks and just keep them rotated. I want space for my grill, the tanks, and a bench on the opposite side with a lift-able seat for hose storage and the like.
Nat_ster, I can honestly say YOU LOOKA LIKEA KID and that's coming from someone that looks like a Kid! :P It's the curly hair. It's floofy~. So, I guess it's Game, Set, Match. Why the sudden interest in photos of the elusive me, anyhow? Bored, much? Wanna play Scrabble instead? We can play Pirate Scrabble and INCLUDE foreign words and acronyms.
Really didn't need to see your butt though. Sorry, dude, I don't swing that way.