Originally Posted by ben2go
1st question.Has anyone done a bunk over the drivers area and how did it work?I've seen this a lot on production RVs that I have worked on and I noticed that some busses have a lot of room over the driver and entrance.It also helps that my family and I are shorties.
Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll find a lot of useful information here.
I haven't done this yet, but I'm planning a roof raise for my pusher, and one thing I'm planning is a loft over the drivers area. As my bus is right now though, if I were to do a loft without a roof raise, people would have to duck real low to enter the rest of the bus.
My plan is to take the roof up 36" (to 13' even), and build a loft over the drivers area. Then, from behind the driver to the rear, create a second floor somewhere in the 18" to 24" range, basically forming a split level setup. Between the real floor and the built floor would be tanks and storage, keeping the center of gravity as low as possible, and also making it easier to keep the tanks warm. A side effect will be the extra clearance for stretching, etc. I will lose some ceiling height because I plan to have a flat ceiling inside, treating the dome area as an attic.
I hope this helps provide some food for thought,