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Old 04-20-2021, 08:07 AM   #21
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Looks like a great layout,. Depending how tall you are you could rotate the bed 90 degrees.
Technical ..the tub uses a lot of water..so you need a large tanks that also take up space and weight.

I agree with the statement that it is nice for the driver to be able to look backward.
I used to live in a more or less stationary bus and had a kitchen behind the driver seat with a foldout part that reached to the steering wheel.

In your current design I would round the corner of the sink area where you come in the bus.

Great up front work.

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Old 04-20-2021, 04:35 PM   #22
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Looks like a great layout,. Depending how tall you are you could rotate the bed 90 degrees.
I'm pretty short, but I want to keep the bed a standard size without cutting it down, and I have the bed drafted where it is so it is closer to heating and ac, and the bathroom is the closed off end that is 'less important' for temperature control. I have a few inches of wiggle room in all the sections other than the bed tho.

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Technical ..the tub uses a lot of water..so you need a large tanks that also take up space and weight.
Ya the tub is around 50 gallon water capacity, so it wouldn't be a bubble bath every day in remote locations on the water tank, but I mostly plan to be hooked up to water instead of boondocking, and the water tank is more a reserve if there is a freeze, or for use traveling between locations, or some few and far between camping trips.

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In your current design I would round the corner of the sink area where you come in the bus.
100% that corner will be angled or rounded and not a 90 degree. I am too clumsy for waist height right angles, I just got pretty vague about the drafting around the stairs area because it's less generic rectangle and will probably need very custom measurements.

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I agree with the statement that it is nice for the driver to be able to look backward.
I used to live in a more or less stationary bus and had a kitchen behind the driver seat with a foldout part that reached to the steering wheel.
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The area behind the driver is best left open in some fashion, you'll be surprised how often you turn around and look down the isle, to your right out a window etc.
So I have been thinking about this for a couple days and I'm a little confused. The passenger side of the bus will have cabinets above and below the windows, and the bottom of the windows might be blocked by backsplash (which is why I have them 'blocked' in the exterior paint draft). There will be a pretty open center aisle until it hits the bed. The windows directly behind the drivers seat on the drivers side are blocked by appliances, but thinking about how I drive in a normal car, I never look out the windows further back than the drivers window, but I do sometimes look out the back seat passenger side, which is what is open in my plans. Are these suggestions just making sure I don't have the passenger side windows blocked, saying I should have the counter top a little lower or no backsplash, or saying that the drivers side windows being blocked is not great? I will admit my design is focused much more on my daily life in the space and having the option to move it is important, but it's likely I will only move for some summer seasonal work and then back, or a few vacation type lengths of a week or two. I feel like I'm rambling so the main point is, is this mostly important for while driving, because I don't know if for me personally changing anything would be worth it if it is for the driving experience since I don't plan on doing too much moving.
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