When it comes down to it, my goal for a roof deck is simply because I want to hang out on my roof with a view. Plus, having a cool wooden ladder going through the emergency exit would be pretty awesome for my buildout.
So, I came up with a couple solutions. If anyone on here is an insurance agent or has experience with something similar, I'd like to know if they'd cover me or not. I always get full coverage and seek to insure my possessions, too. So, yes I plan to get it titled as an RV in the end, but I need to get there first. With it being a bus titled as an RV and having one of the options below as a roof deck, I'm not sure how well that'll work.
Option 1: Get a large roof rack that can handle a heavy load. Since I'll have a short bus, that roof rack might cover a large chunk of the roof. Then, put Trex (plastic wood deck slats) in the base of it to stand on. The slats will be removable for when we leave camp, and to keep it simple, I'd just attach them into wider planks so I only need to put like two or three plans in every time. Who knows? Maybe I can just attach those to the roof rack permanently.
Option 2: Get swivel feet from https://www.skoolie.com/product-page...l-feet-bolt-on
and those will be the only permanant part of the deck. For the deck, I'll build it out of Trex to keep it light, and make it a 8'x8' box that I just attach to the clamps with some kind of quick connect/disconnect method. (Open to ideas on that one.)
The reason I stopped being a vandweller is the inability to stand in my van. The reason I'm leaving the RV life (live in a trailer) is because of the annoyingly lengthy setup and teardown, as well as many other tedious stuff I've found that's unrelated. The reason I'm building a Mini Skoolie is because I don't want to tow stuff, I want to just drive off whenever, and I want to design it from scratch instead of fighting to make things work because they're based on the assumption that this beast will always have hookups. So, I want my roof either light and permanent, but insured, or temporary and extremely fast to set up.