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Old 02-16-2024, 10:46 PM   #1
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Shuttle Bus - Floor Plans: ISO Constructive Feedback

I am looking for honest constructive feedback on my very rough floor plan. These are not blueprints. However, I just finished insulating and installing my floor. I am ready to start planning the layout in earnest.

I have a 2005 e-450 with a completely fiberglass shell (honeycomb - no interior frame). I intend to leave as many of the windows uncovered as possible. (I love natural light.) I have a picture of a very NOT TO SCALE floor plan idea. Measurements are in the picture.

Some notes for clarity:

1. I will have a composting toilet that will move from the shower (when in use);

2. The green wall will be "weight baring" for the roof, where I have patched and fixed a "soft spot" in the honeycomb fiberglass shell; the back half had started to get soft due to the A/C that had initially hung from the roof and leaked A LOT.

3. I am considering FLIPPING the solar cabinet/tool cabinet and the fridge to help distribute weight--do you think this is necessary?

4. To keep the windows clear and open, I plan on having top and bottom cabinets with a space in between.

5. The washer/dryer machines will be shore power only, but most of the bus will run on solar power.

If you have questions, ask! Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-17-2024, 09:52 AM   #2
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Where does one sit? I don't see any room for a desk or couch to place to eat. You have a kitchen but no where to eat inside. Unless you plan to eat outside all the time, but if it rains, you'll be eating on your bed or standing up.

I do like the idea of bathroom behind you at the back of the bus because waste water tank placement will be better. And also not a bad layout, but I do think you should prioritize an eating place, even if that means a smaller kitchen. There'll be times where you'll be stuck in it due to weather.

Maybe you can build a slide out counter up front from the kitchen counter and place a fold out chair for table space.

My 2 cents.
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Old 02-18-2024, 09:16 AM   #3
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I like the idea of lots of natural light as well. A shuttle bus body is wider than a short school bus. Could you use that extra space for a seating area? I wonder whether clothes washing is needed as most ev parks probably have laundry or are near a laundromat. It might be time to find your roll of blue masking tape and try out a few ideas, not just your scale drawing.
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Old 02-18-2024, 03:10 PM   #4
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Is the drop table meant for eating? That size should be comfortable for 2 adults. A common placemat is about 15" deep-add another 18" for chair-is that distance doable with the sleeping space as it is?
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