wow. you guys flat out rock.. Sorry for the relayed reply, but the wife has been bogarting the internet for the last few days - pending job interviews and contracting meetings and such.
Let me try to answer questions in order...
I agree completely on all points. It looked good until I realized just how small all the dimensions were. That particular design has already been scrapped.
Thanks for the info on the wall thickness, too.
I started visualizing the overhead cabinets and that occurred to me. I'd been telling my wife that it was a compromise too, but I hadnt realized it to the full extent. We've scrapped O/H cabinets everywhere but in the kitchen area.
Thanks for the shower tip. That particular problem hadn't occurred to me. We don't have a coach at all yet, but we want a 4104 or a 4106. Partly the styling of the coach, partly care given to the overall design. And I'm a sucker for SHINY.
the kind of info I'm digging for! We've already scrapped the wrap-around couch and are planning on a sleeper-sofa of some type. The 2" walls was the assumption for the exterior walls - I was hoping to use plywood for the interior walls. I had to guess on the available room at the front and rear of the coach - I haven't seen any pictures that really show how much room there is.
Thanks for the insight. Again, I was making guesstimates hoping to get exactly this kind of feedback from those of you who have 'gone before'. All
of the suggestions and advice given here is going into my 'notes' for laying out the design.
believe it or not, my mom suggested the very same thing. I'm going to see about building some basic mockup parts, but probably after we get a walk through of a 4104 and some good video and measurements. Thanks for the tip on the washer combo, too.
I'm going to take that 'take' on the interior and start another from scratch and see what I can come up with. I like it. I'll post what I currently have in a few minutes, though it doesn't have the changes suggested here. My wife made the same observation about wanting to be in one first to get the feel of it. I think you're both right.
I can't really put a finger on any single reason to not to. Mostly we want to keep a small footprint in all dimensions. Partly for maneuverability in tight places. Partly because we like the design of the 4104/4106 buses.
I saw some of those pics and I'm planning on chasing them down for ideas.
I did a 'long' bath down one side with a center aisle. I'll post it and see what you think.
Again, thank you everyone, for the feedback. I'll make some changes and post a new plan.