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Old 10-14-2019, 10:38 AM   #241
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That’s a great idea! I just recently saw one of those wheel locks and was thinking the same thing!
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:05 AM   #242
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Yeah, the overhead space is an option weighing on my mind, but...I was planning to use it for bookshelves anyway, and my library needs downsizing as it is. Sacrifices


So 'transit" in this case just means flat nose, that's a distinction I must have missed out on before. Good to know!
overhead storage is where you want to put the low weight items, the heavy stuff should be kept as low in the vehicle as possible - for safety concerns you want as low a center of gravity as possible
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:07 PM   #243
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Greetings,

Here is my initial floor plan.

It hasn't changed much except to add or take away a small amount here and there as I go along with construction.



I also have multiple level plans that show plumbing, electronic, LP gas, tanks, etc.

Enjoy!
When can I get the plumbing plans!
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:08 AM   #244
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Just browsing through to get some ideas on what floor plan I should go for on my first build. I'm learning a lot here.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:45 PM   #245
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What I learned since I started my skoolie life and if I had to do it over this is what I would do in hindsight, I had my bus since Feb 2017, and have not completed it cause in life shyt always happens to either distract us and/or deter us, however, if you are patience and hopeful shyt falls in place
* get concrete feeling this is truly what you want to do
* Buy bus
* tell as little ppl as possible your plan - Beware and ignore the nayersayera
* If you have a concrete layout in mind, keep any eye out for stuff u already have that you will absolutely use
* Make the bus your primary residence asap
* sell everything else or anything you can to get intital funds for build, even if you plan to recycle stuff, you're still going need some funds even if it just for gas and food. And the 100ks of screws you going need
* After removal of school associated items/equipment, insulation and/or any other mods if you partially built with home furnishings, hit the road -start your travels- if you want more details or are curious why I suggest this just ask?
* Communicate with those that matter from the road that today is the first day of you life of freedom and no morr BS!
* build in order of most needed for your individual needs as you travel and take in beautiful sights and experiences.
* tag the naysayers of every experience you encounter especially the good!
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:01 PM   #246
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Bed access - for us old f@rts

Not sure if this is the place for this question, but does anyone have any clever solutions to the issue of having access to both sides of the bed? The younger crowd probably won't get it, but us old coots don't like climbing over the partner or out the end to get out of bed in the middle of the night....

Is the only option a narrower bed, centered in the space? We've gotten used to a queen size bed, & should have room for it, but I think access from both sides will be essential.... It's either that or separate beds, & we haven't slept separately in 40 years....

Thanks for any insights!
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:40 PM   #247
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We were used to a queen sized bed too, but opted for a full size in our bus. We have it against the wall, but I think if it were centered we'd have room on each side to get out in the middle of the night for a bathroom run or 3.
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:01 PM   #248
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Not sure if this is the place for this question, but does anyone have any clever solutions to the issue of having access to both sides of the bed? The younger crowd probably won't get it, but us old coots don't like climbing over the partner or out the end to get out of bed in the middle of the night....



Is the only option a narrower bed, centered in the space? We've gotten used to a queen size bed, & should have room for it, but I think access from both sides will be essential.... It's either that or separate beds, & we haven't slept separately in 40 years....



Thanks for any insights!
Not sure how clever it is, but I'm planning on a full sized mattress (54" x 75"). I want a standard size mattress (i.e. not custom) so I can buy normal bedding. If that isn't a concern for you, make your bed any size and shape you want.

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