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Old 06-23-2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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3/4 or Shorties that have it all?

I am new, so forgive me if my terms are off. I have been looking at a number of builds, full, mid-size, and shorts.
I couldn't live in a very short bus, so I've been looking for ones that are more mid-size.

I am interested living on my own in a bus. I can't seem to find an example of a shorter bus or 3/4 length that includes-

-Bed
-Kitchen
-Toilet
-Shower
-Washer / Dryer
-table / desk
-Heat Source

Is having all of these just not possible other than a full length?
Would really appreciate any examples you know of.

This is the closest I can find. Really amazing build, but no shower or wash it seems?
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:17 PM   #2
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I am stuffing everything on your list but the washer/dryer into a 21' long (bumper to bumper) antique shorty and I can tell you this...it ain't easy. A mid-sized bus (30'?) would be a piece of cake compared to a "real" shorty.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:54 PM   #3
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I am interested in this too, I am planning on doing this with my Mid bus minus the washer and dryer, it would be nice but i'd rather have more sleeping space for more people.

I'd like to see some mid bus conversions, seems like everything is full length or really shorty
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:38 PM   #4
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everything on your list but the washer/dryer into a 21' long ...it ain't easy. A mid-sized bus (30'?) would be a piece of cake compared to a "real" shorty.
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I am interested in this too, I am planning on doing this with my Mid bus minus the washer and dryer, it would be nice but i'd rather have more sleeping space for more people.
Yeah.. I washed my clothes by hand for a few years, so I could live with a plastic tub and drying rack, or stop at a laundromat.
Still must use a ton of water to wash by hand. Can't wrap my head around how frugal you must have to be with water in a skoolie?

Anyone know the difference between driving a mid vs full? As far as turning around / parking etc.

A full is like.. 40'? I'd imagine the 10' makes a big difference.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:08 PM   #5
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I'm not putting all of that into my shortie. Especially the washer/dryer thing, that's just being silly. Maybe if you're a single person and can sleep standing up.
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:02 PM   #6
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I have a 28' - it seems to be the perfect size for me - but if I had a few more feet - I would add a shower. As of now - it will be an outside shower.
Outside clothes washing, too - so much can be done when it rains
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:04 PM   #7
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Mine is 25 ft, dog nose. I don't have a shower or a kitchen either. I do have propane heater and a propane grill, a freezer, a futon, and a composting toilet... And enough room to move around with 2 people and a cat.

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Old 06-24-2017, 02:38 PM   #8
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Don't ya'll have to worry about indecent exposure lol? Or do you just head to a gym when you can?
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:40 PM   #9
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:00 PM   #10
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Absolutely, a gym membership where you can get cleaned up will keep you from wanting to rent a motel for the shower.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:40 PM   #11
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That's something to consider. Though I don't know how common Planet Fitness etc are. Guess it depends how often you want to shower.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:26 PM   #13
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I have an apartment size stacking washer/dryer in my 5th wheel. We are frugal on our laundry. I usually generate 7 t-shirts, underwear & socks and two pair of jeans a week.

Our washer accounts for 50% of our water usage.

I will NOT be installing a conventional washer in our bus. I may make a space for something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Washing-Machi...clothes+washer
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-Bed X
-Kitchen y
-Toilet y
-Shower y
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-table / desk y Table
-Heat Source y

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Diesel furnace
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:01 PM   #15
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Our shortie (24') has everything but the washer dryer and I believe I could have installed a combined unit at the cost of one of our closets. A mid sized bus should fit all that easily.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:29 AM   #16
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Thanks for the replies. Good to know a lot can be done in that space.

Somewhat off topic, I've seen a lot of Full-Size Skoolies with a garage space. Are there ways to mount something like a motorcycle on the back exterior?
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:51 PM   #18
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I'm planning something similar on mine, I have a receiver hitch but didn't find the perfect bike before I left my home state..

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