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Author Topic: Floor plan. Suggestions anyone??  (Read 3240 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2006, 06:46:22 PM »


If you want to sink the shower base, buy a bus that you can cut through the floor with minimal effort.  My MC9 has too much steel  beneath the floor.  One would have to cut a structural member out and box it up to sink a shower base. 
I'm not familiar with other brands, but MCIs have a big tunnel in the center, and steel frame members centered between the tunnel and sides of the coach. 
When you start laying out these items, you'll want to have a plan for a specific coach.  Anything that goes thru the floor will require some thought.
I like a center hallway and being able to see down thru the coach...from both ends...right thru the bath area.   Sorta depends on how many plan to share the coach.    Center walkway also makes for easier heating and cooling if using roof airs...basements can be ducted to overcome this issue.   
What sort of a bus do you have?
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2006, 06:51:25 PM »

I have modified "side aisle into center" entry. Here's a link to the page in my site: www.usantonio.com/mci-9_floor_plan.htm
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2006, 08:53:47 PM »

GR8NJT,
Great web site, and that is some fantastic work on that coach, some of the best I've seen! There is one thing that troubles me though, how can someone that has such a classy coach, someone that does such great work, have SCHLITZ in the refrigerator? (just kidding)
Great job, hope mine turns out half as well.
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2006, 05:18:56 AM »

Turning the toiled at a 45 degree angle and hiding it behind the kitchen offset area works great and a sliding door in front of the toilet that closes off the toilet or the hall is a great space saver.
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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2006, 12:06:24 PM »

GR8NJT,
Great web site, and that is some fantastic work on that coach, some of the best I've seen! There is one thing that troubles me though, how can someone that has such a classy coach, someone that does such great work, have SCHLITZ in the refrigerator? (just kidding)
Great job, hope mine turns out half as well.
Jim Callaghan 4106
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Thanks for the kind words.
Although that's what happens when there's not much left for a good brew. You get the cheapest on sale and enjoy the beer till the next project!! LOL

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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2006, 01:49:59 PM »

Hey GR8NJT,
  You are my hero!!!!!!!!! MAN!!!! What a beautiful BUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No kiddin!!!! That is fantastic!!
  I would love to know more about your interior stuff!! That is a fantastic job!

  First question is what is on your walls and ceiling? I am looking to do mine in something soft like that. Mine is the traditional wood/paneling. I have seen, what looks like, a real short loop carpet, that I like. Is that what yours is?

  I also really like that modified floor plan, but my bus is only 35' so I;m not sure I can make that work the way I want, but I will try that layout on my graph that I have my most recent floor plan on.

  I hope you don't mind me being nosey about your coach! I will probably have a few more questions.

  Thanx again!
     Chaz
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2006, 04:55:26 PM »

Hey GR8NJT,
  You are my hero!!!!!!!!! MAN!!!! What a beautiful BUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No kiddin!!!! That is fantastic!!
  I would love to know more about your interior stuff!! That is a fantastic job!
Thank You!!
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First question is what is on your walls and ceiling? I am looking to do mine in something soft like that. Mine is the traditional wood/paneling. I have seen, what looks like, a real short loop carpet, that I like. Is that what yours is?
The material is called "Ozyte". It is a marine type of wall/ceiling carpeting that resists moisture and dampness. It is also "stretchable" and can be contoured easily. It can be purchased from your local automotive upholstery specialist. It costs about $10-15 per running yard of a 6 ft wide roll. I used 1/8 inch automotive foam (thinnest) over the plywood walls and ceilings to hide any rough "bumps" and "joints". I used contact adhesive on both materials but waited a while till the foal is well adhered before I placed the Ozyte.
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I also really like that modified floor plan, but my bus is only 35' so I;m not sure I can make that work the way I want, but I will try that layout on my graph that I have my most recent floor plan on.
 I hope you don't mind me being nosey about your coach! I will probably have a few more questions.
Thanx again!
     Chaz
What I "may" suggest in your 35 ft bus is to shorten the Living room area by 5 feet. I have a 12 ft couch. A 7 ft couch in your application may be acceptable. And place a "folding" dining table opposite this 7 ft couch like I did so that there's a lot of space in the Living room area after meals when the table is folded down.

Just eMail me if you have any other questions.
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2006, 05:14:08 PM »

I bought 55' X 106"  of Ozite from RontheBusNut for a good price....about $300 bucks shipped.  Don't know if they still have any, but it was a deal...if you can use the color.  I believe it was avail in only an off-white.  Matched my Flex "Doe" interior.     
Now all I gotta do is get it installed.  Big job.
I'm believing that the headliner might be better installed before the interior is built. 
GR8NJT, very nice conversion!   You don't live near Charlotte do you?  I could use your skills!
Best, JR
   
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2006, 05:14:49 PM »

GR8NJT,
  Thanx for the return post. I was going to email you directly, but you have such a cool bus, I thought others could maybe benefit form your experience and expertise. Hope that is ok!?!?
  That Ozyte is exactly what I am looking for. Now I can really start my process. It makes th inside look sooooooo much more custom and I would guess it helps a little with the acoustics/noises and a little with the insulation. Plus a much more cozy feel.  Roll Eyes
  You definitely have the right idea for what the size of the living room will be. I will be using my bus for taking friends to different events as well as for me getting away for extended periods of time. So I am planning on two 7' couches/futons and a small 2 person convertible booth. I would like to be able to take 10 people at least semi-comfortably.  Grin
  I looked at my floor plan, briefly, and it looks like I may be able to pull that modified hallway off.
  Jerry Lieber just emailed me with pix of his 4107 and he did that really cool tub/sliding closet thing. Man, I like that. I think it is just overhead conveyor! I use to install allot of that in the local industries before I retired. I'm going to look at that also.
  Thanx again for the help and pix!!! I just love your bus!!!! If there is anyplace else that is hosting more pix, I'd like to go there and see them! I wish we had a thread/sticky for floor plans and interiors. It would help ALLOT of people.............. I would think.   (hint, hint!!!) Wink

  Take care!!!!
     Chaz
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2006, 05:51:00 PM »

GR8NJT, very nice conversion!   You don't live near Charlotte do you?  I could use your skills!
Best, JR  
Thanks JR. Unfortunately, I'm way north in NJ.
But Ozyte install is easy with two pairs of hands.
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