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Brewerbob 08-05-2019 02:19 PM

40ft w/roof raise, how many windows would you install?
 
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My current floor plans look something like this tho I did forget to draw in bedroom windows. Driver's window, windshield, E-Door and rear E-Hatch is the only glass left in the bus at the moment. I do need to redraw it. Good project for tomorrow.


Do you have any windows wider than your hat channels?






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Native 08-06-2019 12:02 AM

What did you use for making the drawing?

Sehnsucht 08-06-2019 01:50 AM

I like those wagon wheel style rims!!

Brewerbob 08-06-2019 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Native (Post 342141)
What did you use for making the drawing?

Visio as that's all that I have at work.

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Originally Posted by Sehnsucht (Post 342145)
I like those wagon wheel style rims!!

There are a few furniture/office things in Visio. Not a lot of automobile. Funniest (I thought) was the toilet paper holder.

EastCoastCB 08-06-2019 07:46 AM

Put as many as you can. If you wana cut a rib or two no worries, Bob.

Rochey6957 08-06-2019 09:05 AM

We cut a few ribs to have some nice big windows(left and right) in the front of the bus.

Check out our instagram page you can see how we framed in the windows before doing new skin.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnR5DTDnTcC/

PNW_Steve 08-06-2019 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 342156)
Put as many as you can. If you wana cut a rib or two no worries, Bob.

Within reason :)

When I built my first bus I wanted lots of light so I looked about for big windows.

I found some that were 36"x54" and put three of them in the living room. Also two fairly large windows in the bedroom and one small window in the kitchen.

We hit the road and just loved the wonderful views out of our big windows.

Then the weather got cold..... I wound up in the Home Depot parking lot cutting foam insulation inserts for all of my big windows. There went my view:banghead:

Hot weather brought out the window inserts again.

I loved the light and the view but it was not ideal in hot or cold weather.

I will be a bit more conservative on my current build and I am hoping to score double pane windows.

Windows are good but there can be too much of a good thing :)

Brewerbob 08-06-2019 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 342156)
Put as many as you can. If you wana cut a rib or two no worries, Bob.

Not sure how much cutting and hacking I want to do because hacking and cutting not structural concerns. I can build a window header or two. Wouldn't want two oversized windows near each other tho.

Brewerbob 08-06-2019 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Rochey6957 (Post 342173)
We cut a few ribs to have some nice big windows(left and right) in the front of the bus.

Check out our instagram page you can see how we framed in the windows before doing new skin.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnR5DTDnTcC/

Oops too late. Already reskinned but I will go check out your link in a bit.




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Originally Posted by PNW_Steve (Post 342178)
I found some that were 36"x54" and put three of them in the living room. Also two fairly large windows in the bedroom and one small window in the kitchen.


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Windows are good but there can be too much of a good thing :-)

36 wide by 54 tall? That would NOT require cutting of ribs tho I think there is only one 36 rib section in my bus that won't be kitchen or bathroom. Cabinets in the way and who needs a window that big in the shitter?

o1marc 08-06-2019 11:47 AM

Your rib spacing is 36"? Normally it's 25-1/2".
You could still add windows after skinning by carefully cutting the rib, welding in some horizontal and vertical supports for the window. Cut the opening and install the window. You can add the windows before skiingi as the hole needs to be cut through both interior and exterior skins.


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