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Old 08-02-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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We have picked a tentative floorplan for our conversion. Michelle (my wife) made it clear that this rig will have a washer/dryer, dishwasher, king bed and residential fridge. I want to keep the box at 32'/33' to keep the overall length at 43'. We will nix those rear cabinets in the bedroom to get us at about 33'. We need to make some mods to the front cap area since we will use a fairing vs the bunk. I will post a updated plan in a few days
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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I'm jealous. I wish I could plan my perfect rig with a salesman instead of a mig welder, but hey, someday.

I'm curious why that 2 extra feet is such a big deal? I can't imagine anywhere you can stick a 43' tc into that you can't fit a 45'. Or are you towing a trailer and need to keep total length down? What about one of those rear closet slides that Renegade was doing that stuck out the back to add 2' of floorplan without lengthening the truck? They were making a 45'er into 47'. I'd hate lose all that closet space in such a spacious rig.

Good luck and keep us po' folk posted on your progress.
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WP, please consider the booth / couch combo area. Check out my living room we have the same basic Booth layout, the couch is UNCOMFORTABLE for two people watching a movie. Some day soon I am ripping it out and going with two recliners....The booth is OK, the couch stinks......
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:57 PM   #4
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Think about pocket doors rather then hinged. I like my pocket doors.

My 2 cents worth.

How fun to have a new rig from the ground up...good for you..enjoy
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #5
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VERY nice! Personally, I'd give a lot of though to ditching the curbside sofa and extending the kitchen countertop/cabinets to give you more "prep" room... But your priorities may be different.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:10 PM   #6
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Gosh, I have to agree with Eskimo. We wish we had more..the 4 slide Renegade we are looking at does.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for all of the suggestions! Actually alot of the things you guys are bringing up are/where concerns of ours.

We found a compromise on the rear cabinets, these will be 10" deep and the clothes will hang sideways.

Gene on the couch, this is a motorized reclining couch with a foot rest that comes out from underneath. We had something similar in our pusher and I must say it is very comfortable.

Still have the kids around for a few years so got to have that second couch, but your right Michelle is not exactly excited about the limited counter space. We hope to incorporate a pullout cabinet with counter on the end where the pantry is.

I think your right on some of the doors maybe changing to pocket doors, but I have a feeling it might be tough due to increased wall space required for them.

Keep the ideas flowing, I am sure there are many other things I am not thinking about.
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I like the floor plan, but I wish someone would standardize the terms for sofas that convert to beds (sofa sleeper, jack Knife sofa, hide a bed, easy bed, etc.). Have you picked a chassis?
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Do you have a king size bed at home??? if so.......I would do it in the t/c
woow so much I would do if I was having one built
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How many a/c units????
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