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Old 08-04-2017, 09:06 AM   #1
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Are you driving an FE bus? You should do this...

While going thru google images this morning looking for a mobile boutique shorty that I passed, I found the picture below of a box truck. No reason something similar couldn't be done with a bus. If you're chasing the weather and not worried about Churchill, Canada in the winter or Death Valley in the summer, it would make an excellent dining area or bedroom.

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Since the assend of my 92 is already halfway there, we've played around with similar ideas.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:26 PM   #3
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Since the assend of my 92 is already halfway there, we've played around with similar ideas.
I'm RE but I suppose I could do the same starting 3 feet higher.
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My only issue with this is security. It is bad enough idiots buy doors with windows right by the locks, having something this massive is just screaming break in. At least give em something to struggle with.
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My only issue with this is security. It is bad enough idiots buy doors with windows right by the locks, having something this massive is just screaming break in. At least give em something to struggle with.
Anyone who breaks into my domicile would quickly regret that decision.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:32 PM   #6
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Looks awesome, but I hope there are blinds or something for when i'm wandering around in my boxers....
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Looks awesome, but I hope there are blinds or something for when i'm wandering around in my boxers....
Maybe I'm just used to living in town, but I don't usually go on the porch in my boxers too often. Once in a while early in the AM.
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Looks awesome, but I hope there are blinds or something for when i'm wandering around in my boxers....
If you don't want to see something you don't want to then don't go looking in my windows.
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At least you where boxers, peeping Toms looking in my windows would get the Full Monte.
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At least you where boxers, peeping Toms looking in my windows would get the Full Monte.
Exactly. There's more than one way to deter people from looking in windows they've got no business looking in.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:11 PM   #11
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thats kickass!!!! I never close my blinds as is... i love lots of light... if it gets too cold in churchilkl canada id just turn on another one of the 16 bus heaters that they all have..
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:28 AM   #12
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The best part about bus living is sitting around in my jammies 24/7. This would so not work. Might be nice if my neighbors had one and they were hot looking nudists.

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I just want a back porch similar to this.
I've already gotten my bus' rear down to this, may as well get creative-
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I just want a back porch similar to this.
I've already gotten my bus' rear down to this, may as well get creative-
That's a piece of sheet metal sticking out a foot and a half. Surely you want something bigger than that. With an FE... with an FE or RE bus, put the tail lights on the "bottom" of the porch and hang it on a giant hinge from the bumper. Fold it up when driving.

With an RE bus, making a door to get to it would be the tricky part. With the roof raise, could replace one of the side windows and use a skinny door. Would have to hang the porch with pins or something else quick disconnect to be able to get at the engine.
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That's a piece of sheet metal sticking out a foot and a half. Surely you want something bigger than that. With an FE... with an FE or RE bus, put the tail lights on the "bottom" of the porch and hang it on a giant hinge from the bumper. Fold it up when driving.

With an RE bus, making a door to get to it would be the tricky part. With the roof raise, could replace one of the side windows and use a skinny door. Would have to hang the porch with pins or something else quick disconnect to be able to get at the engine.
I wasn't talking about the piece of scrap steel lying in the doorway, man.
Was just showing that at this point I could do ANYTHING with the rear of the bus.
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Hence the "similar to this" confusing the hell out of me. There ain't no porch in that pic.

Something that folds down tho would give you a much bigger footprint without getting in the way while driving.
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Hence the "similar to this" confusing the hell out of me. There ain't no porch in that pic.

Something that folds down tho would give you a much bigger footprint without getting in the way while driving.
I'm thinking more like turning the back "two rows" into a porch.
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Love the idea of the Train-caboose style porch on the back using a few rows..

a fold down would be a lot of work and weight. i think Tango did that on his.

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Love the idea of the Train-caboose style porch on the back using a few rows..

a fold down would be a lot of work and weight. i think Tango did that on his.

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Yeah, not giving up the rows on my floor plan but then I want to be full time not a weekender.
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Love the idea of the Train-caboose style porch on the back using a few rows..


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I must be getting full-on redneck, because the porch idea is growing on me. Screened-in and it raises you higher-up for nice view.
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