Hello from Florida
Hello everyone! I have been doing research for quite some time now and looking forward to 'building' a shuttle bus conversion. FYI, I was a trucker for two years over the road, so living out of a truck I can do - living out of a conversion would be wonderful in comparison!!
So, I have no problem doing the plumbing and I am a fair to middlin' carpenter, however, I need someone here in Central Florida who can do the electric, solar, inverter once I get going.... been looking at Ford E450 shuttle with back door hatch. I plan on using propane, mounted on a (secured) swinging platform on the back side of the bus. However, I love my wifi, watch TV off of it and talk to my kids/grands on the 'puter. I want a killer solar package. I've been looking into high end inverters and lithium batteries... probably about 6 - 8. No I don't have a bunch of moolah right now, but I have an awesome sign-on bonus for the job I'll be starting next year. So I need to start planning for the build.
I love to cook, been a chef for quite some time so my kitchen needs to be rambunctious. Don't care for a bedroom per se', I'm looking to have more cabinet space and more counter top than usual, so a nice murphy or folding couch will do it? Or maybe a facing bench bed would be more like it.
I want a shower I can 'shower' in with a tub base, for those days I want to soak and hooked to city... So I need an insta-hot water heater, and figuring on over the hub water tanks on both sides with a composting toilet. grey water will be mounted under the bench/bed.
Any advice would be wonderful - links, info - Thanks!