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Old 07-05-2020, 06:29 PM   #321
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So you loped of a segment of the back roof and you're going to put mini-split compressor units up there. I got to see that in detail. On a RE that last window space is kinda wasted space in the cabin anyway.
Hopefully you will be seeing the mini-splits on by the end of Summer.

On my first one I used that "wasted space" for storage cabinets. Made for a good bit of storage space but was not very convenient having to sit or stand on the bed to access them.

On this bus I am putting my batteries and electrical in there and the mini-split condensers on top.

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Old 07-09-2020, 03:50 PM   #322
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It is going to be all white to begin with. I have not gotten to the bottom yet. I wanted the top painted before I install windows. It is going well enough that , weather permitting, I may continue with the bottom.

When we get on the road we are going to head down to Phoenix to have murals painted on the bus. Take a look at his work: https://www.arizonamurals.net/commercial
Hey Steve, what do you know about the cost of these murals?
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:15 PM   #323
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Hey Steve, what do you know about the cost of these murals?
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We have budgeted $3500
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:17 PM   #324
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:56 PM   #325
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Wow Steve, that is looking really good! I sure wish I had been able to continue helping out on your build. I will eventually get further on mine, just not sure when. Going to take some vacation soon but it's probably all going to be spent hunting.
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Old 08-28-2020, 10:16 PM   #326
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Wow Steve, that is looking really good! I sure wish I had been able to continue helping out on your build. I will eventually get further on mine, just not sure when. Going to take some vacation soon but it's probably all going to be spent hunting.
Hey Kent,

Thanks,. I am feeling pretty good about progress today. I wish you had been able to stick around as well. I enjoyed working with you and really appreciated the help.

When I get to the point that mine is usable I will head over to MT and give a hand with yours.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:35 PM   #327
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Nice work! just found your thread. I have a similar bus and I am considering doing a "mild" roof raise to make up for floor and ceiling insulation. Wife wants RV windows anyway so why not raise? I like your idea on using the rear upper deck for mini-splits.
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:21 PM   #328
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Nice work! just found your thread. I have a similar bus and I am considering doing a "mild" roof raise to make up for floor and ceiling insulation. Wife wants RV windows anyway so why not raise? I like your idea on using the rear upper deck for mini-splits.
Thank you.

If I were building a "weekender" I would consider going without a roof raise. For full time living it is required. It makes the interior feel so much bigger.

Good luck with your build. Show us some pictures
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:23 PM   #329
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Old 02-03-2021, 05:44 PM   #330
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Thank you.

If I were building a "weekender" I would consider going without a roof raise. For full time living it is required. It makes the interior feel so much bigger.

Good luck with your build. Show us some pictures
My husband wants to do only a 10-inch roof raise because he wants to use the interior wall skins to fill in the raised portion, and 10 inches is the max our existing material will allow. I was really wanting the raise to be 16 inches to 20 inches, but he wants to conserve money on the raise. Was a 10 inch raise enough to make it more spacious and less claustrophobic AFTER insulation in the floor and ceiling, subfloor, subceiling, and finished c4iling and floors? I want to do hardwood floors and ceiling and have some cabinets abovethe windows...oh, and hydronic radiant heating in the floor.
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Old 02-03-2021, 05:46 PM   #331
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Our roof without sub floors and unfinished ceiling is over 6 foot right now.
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Old 02-03-2021, 05:57 PM   #332
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My husband wants to do only a 10-inch roof raise because he wants to use the interior wall skins to fill in the raised portion, and 10 inches is the max our existing material will allow. I was really wanting the raise to be 16 inches to 20 inches, but he wants to conserve money on the raise. Was a 10 inch raise enough to make it more spacious and less claustrophobic AFTER insulation in the floor and ceiling, subfloor, subceiling, and finished c4iling and floors? I want to do hardwood floors and ceiling and have some cabinets abovethe windows...oh, and hydronic radiant heating in the floor.

If you look back through my build thread you can get a good idea of what a 10" raise looks like. If you are not raising the floor level much then I think 10" is definitely worth the trouble. I raised the floor (insulated) 2" and the roof 10".

I did have a change in design when my tank order fell apart. I took the tanks that I could get and wound up having to raise the bedroom floor 11" to accommodate the tank. With that, I wouldn't mind if we had gone up 14".
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