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Old 04-20-2021, 10:01 AM   #261
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I know it's been a while since you posted this, but in case you haven't yet solved your problem. If you are putting your bed at the back and it's a queen size or smaller (i.e. <60"), your best bet is to place it in the center, perpendicular to the back wall, giving you approx. 12" on either side to literally sidle in. Not a lot of space, but enough to make it work.

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Old 04-20-2021, 10:21 AM   #262
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Originally Posted by hidn45 View Post
Here's a rough plan for a 16 ft x 8 ft space. I say rough - there's no accounting for wall thickness or other "reality" type adjustments, just putting spaces together.
I don't think this is going to help us, with the east-west bed.... I had thought that I could use the rear door for nighttime sorties, but upon further reflection, I'm not sure that's practical.
In any event, I'm interested in what y'all think of it. What haven't I thought of?
If you have not yet built, here are my thoughts:
I would reconsider dedicating nearly 10% of your floor-space to a bathroom - a place where you spend less than 2% of your time. There are a ton of creative ways to have both a shower and a composting toilet that take up only the space the hardware for these require.

I'd also investigate the idea of a bed that can be suspended from the ceiling - the advantage being that you can use the space below for living during the day without having to sleep on a jigsaw puzzles of cushions that you must assemble every day - it simply hoists out of the way. At least, that's what I'll be doing with my shorty .

Finally, for you kitchen I would absolutely investigate a chest fridge instead of an upright - it just seems to have so many advantages to it an again, it frees up space for other stuff and I would have stove that is mounted lower than the counter or even a hot-plate cook-top (induction, of course). Also, although 36" is standard counter height, if you are short (like me) and you enjoy cooking, consider lowering that to a height that makes more sense for you.

Them's my 2 cents worth. If you've already built, I hope you are enjoying the open roads in your rig.


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Old 04-20-2021, 11:02 AM   #263
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Old 05-27-2021, 09:16 PM   #264
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My floor plan.

My floor plan for a 6 window diamond coach shuttle bus. The couch lays flat for a bed.
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:47 PM   #265
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Old 06-02-2021, 12:32 AM   #266
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Dogs look pretty weird upside-down. Tip: open the pic in an image editor, rotate as necessary, then save in PNG format. Files will be larger but at least they'll be consistently upright.

The JPEG format includes metadata that indicates the orientation, and this site (or maybe it's the phone's fault) messes up the display because of it. The PNG format doesn't include metadata so they always display correctly (and converting to PNG also gets rid of stuff that can make pics trackable).
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Old 07-17-2021, 11:32 PM   #267
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What app/program are y'all using for floorplans? Someone asked this early in the thread, but I'm guessing a lot has changed since 2006!!
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Old 07-20-2021, 12:33 AM   #268
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Post your floor plans!
This full size conversion only works with flat rear floors or long wheelbase REs (303" wheelbase shown).

13:1 scale

Can't see into bath area, from anywhere.
30"x60" activity-size shower,
head where ceiling is 6'6",
sink accessable from commode.

Drain (g.tank) between the frame rails, plumbing vent & bath fan in center of roof, sliding door flanked by wet wall & elec panel on hall side. Just enough space for two old goats.
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:49 AM   #269
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We're almost finished so these plans are pretty much as it is built. I used microsoft visio from my office computer.
This is extremely helpful! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 08-26-2021, 12:30 PM   #270
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I guess it'll fit.

That’s what she said.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:52 PM   #271
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Preliminary Layout - AutoCad


This is my first attempt at a skoolie layout. Starting on my rig next year!
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Old 09-12-2021, 12:41 AM   #272
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Here is a video of the layout.
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