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Old 04-15-2019, 09:00 AM   #101
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It is amazing the little milestones that feel so significant! My wife and I finally got our subfloor down yesterday afternoon! We used construction adhesive to keep things nice and secure and screwed down the plywood to the stringers. We also ran a few rows of screws directly through the plywood and into the sheet metal to minimize flex on the remainder of the floor. It feels very solid and stable and it feels so much cleaner in the bus, already! When we were done my wife and I were so excited that we just laid down and appreciated the fruits of our labor! We should be receiving our shower pan today, so we can start framing things out!
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:42 PM   #102
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I love it when I finally have a face to put to a screen name!
I typically stay behind the camera as much as possible! My wife is in charge of our social media and she said these kind of pictures were important, so I listened to her expertise!

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Congratulations! Looks great!! This is great to see and a step I aspire to get to, hopefully shortly.
I'm sure you'll be there soon! It seems like you're cruising right along with your build!
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:30 PM   #103
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Coming along nicely! I'll go check your IG page for more pics!
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:32 AM   #104
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Our recent lack of updates has corresponded directly with a lack of time to dedicate to the bus. Last weekend in the middle of all of the plans and obligations we had, we did take a little time to work on cleaning up our garage to make it (somewhat) usable for working in, including finally getting rid of the wheelchair lift. I also did a bit of sweeping of our driveway, since that had been littered with nuts, washers, cut-off bolts and who knows what else.

This past weekend we managed to finish up the subfloor (we had one small piece left to install at the very back of the bus) and starting work on the bed frame. Our plan is to have the mattress lift up using some hydraulic lifts. The platform will also be supported by a set of drawers that will occupy the center of the under-bed area. We finally took a few minutes to tape out our layout and finalize the plans, as well. Now we can start getting to framing out the bathroom and all the other miscellaneous stuff we need to get built.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:00 PM   #105
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I managed to get a little more work done, after work, last night. I'm planning to use plywood for the walls of the shower and then cover them with a waterproof membrane. In order to have the membrane come down right over the tile flange, I needed to either custom cut a nailer to go between the shower and the wall that the ply will bump up to or make some modifications to the ply to account for the flange. I decided the easier way to handle it was the former.

I took out some scrap wood, ripped it to the height of the flange and then set out to make my notch. Since I'm trying to conserve space, the back wall of the shower will not have any internal framing. I'm planning to use a sheet of 3/4" ply which will be secured to the bed frame, a nailer that will be attached to the roof ribs and another which will comprise a part of the wire chase by the windows. Since the opposite wall will have its own framing (to accommodate the shower plumbing), I will be using some 15/32" ply for the walls.

All of this is just to say that I like to make things more complicated for myself. Using the same material for both walls would have saved me a little bit of time when making those nailers, but it would have lost me a little bit of space in the build. Either way, I've made my choice and now the shower pan is rough framed in. Next up I'll start to figure out the framing for the walls and try to start getting our cabinetry built. I'll also have to pick up some plywood to finish the bed area.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:59 PM   #106
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Good looking bus so far, do you know the overall length?
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