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Old 03-23-2020, 02:12 PM   #221
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Freakin' awesome! That's the kind of thinking/design I love to see.

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Old 03-23-2020, 06:07 PM   #222
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Freakin' awesome! That's the kind of thinking/design I love to see.
Thanks!!! I'm trying to capture every square inch of usable space in our short bus!!
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Old 04-06-2020, 12:51 PM   #223
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More Progress... CABINETS!!

We had a good weekend and were able to start fitting some of our new cabinets into place. It was hard for me to hack on $300 worth of cabinets to make them fit around the heater, propane locker and wheel well but I think they will turn out nicely.

The cabinets over the big window are 6' total Two 36" by 12" tall cabinets.

The bathroom cabinet is 21" wide

The kitchen base cabinets are 7' long and the kitchen cabinet above is 36" cabinet. I will also be modifying a door and making a cabinet above the range hood.

The range hood vent is now installed.
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:08 PM   #224
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:49 PM   #225
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Those cabinets are looking real good. Your build is coming along very nicely!
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:39 PM   #226
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Looking good !!!
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:15 PM   #227
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how is your experience with excel water heater? thinking of getting one
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Old 04-10-2020, 06:41 AM   #228
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Thanks for all of the compliments! We're gaining speed on it and I can see the light at the end of this 2 yr long tunnel
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Old 04-10-2020, 06:45 AM   #229
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how is your experience with excel water heater? thinking of getting one
So far it's been really good. I've only used it as portable hung up outside. When the bus is complete, it will mount next to my stove top and vent out of the range hood even though it is "ventless".

As far as outdoor showers we've used it for, it has been amazing. Last year when camping my whole extended family used our portable pop up shower because the hot water is pretty consistent and never runs out!!
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:34 AM   #230
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So far it's been really good. I've only used it as portable hung up outside. When the bus is complete, it will mount next to my stove top and vent out of the range hood even though it is "ventless".

As far as outdoor showers we've used it for, it has been amazing. Last year when camping my whole extended family used our portable pop up shower because the hot water is pretty consistent and never runs out!!
I plan on using it mainly for washing dishes. but, I will put in a shower thing on the outside for warm water to wash our dogs at home.

getting positive feed back on unit. will get one, install it on wall and see if I need to duct it.
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:22 AM   #231
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How wide is your bathroom in total? And what kind of toilet situation do you have in there?
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:46 PM   #232
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How wide is your bathroom in total? And what kind of toilet situation do you have in there?
It is right at 22" width at the narrowest part which is below where the tin is at. I wanted to keep it wide enough for my shoulders so it's about 23" a little higher up on the wall. From rear of toilet to where the wall will be about 40". I installed a 24" pocket door.

The toilet isn't set yet. I just had it sitting in the location for the pictures. It is a Dometic 320. I got it on sale from camping world. That model is an RV toilet but has porcelain bowl that is residential height and has a full size residential seat. In my opinion it will be well the extra money not to be squatted down low on a plastic RV throne...

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Old 04-13-2020, 08:49 PM   #233
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More interior work

I've made some more progress... I feel like I keep gaining an inch at a time.

I finally decided on a location for the exterior shower box, City water connection, and water tank fill hatch. I used Rope caulk around each one then used the same 1" self tapping counter sink screws I used to mount the heater as well as fridge vents earlier in the build.

I also made some mounts for my range top to go into as well as a built in knife block at the rear of the range. My knife slots did not turn out as well as I hoped...

I took a picture of the range vent box I installed in case anyone is looking for a good quality one. The first one I ordered from Amazon (a different brand) arrived broken. So then I ordered this one. It seems to be high quality. It has a piece that snaps on the outside and it can also be locked closed for transport and/or storage.
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Old 04-13-2020, 10:48 PM   #234
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Have you fired up that tankless water heater yet? Sorry, all I needed to do was read the thread!!
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Old 04-13-2020, 10:57 PM   #235
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Have you fired up that tankless water heater yet? Sorry, all I needed to do was read the thread!!
No worries this thread is getting long since I'm talking forever on this build! Lol

We used the tankless water heater last year for out door showers and it worked great!!! I do not have it installed inside the bus yet.

The photo is from last June (2019) at Skiatook Lake in Oklahoma...
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Old 04-14-2020, 07:22 AM   #236
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Its coming together real nicely man.
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:19 AM   #237
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How big are your tanks?
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:25 AM   #238
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I've made some more progress... I feel like I keep gaining an inch at a time.

I finally decided on a location for the exterior shower box, City water connection, and water tank fill hatch. I used Rope caulk around each one then used the same 1" self tapping counter sink screws I used to mount the heater as well as fridge vents earlier in the build.

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love it! going to steal your exterior port design. do you have part numbers for the shower panel, water fill panel and city water inlet?

the last pic shows your excel water heater. have you used it while in that location?
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:38 AM   #239
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How big are your tanks?
The black and gray water tanks are 27 gallon I ordered from RecPro.

The 21 gal freshwater tank was dropped and the end busted out. So I'm going with a smaller 13 gallon tank. It will be coming from Amazon when my wife gets it ordered. It will fit in my location better.
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:39 AM   #240
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Its coming together real nicely man.

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