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Old 05-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Since my family has started to travel with me, I have decided to build a bigger bedroom and take up some of the storage space in the back. All I had before was a single bunk. I am expanding it to a full size and a bunk overhead. I will start posting pictures soon. Wish me luck!
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so how many will it sleep when its done? lots of luck.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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from one bunk and expanding sofa to double bed, bunk, and an expanding sofa in the front. Since I moved the closet to the back, the next thing will be either two sofas or a sofa and a dinette in the front .... but that's getting ahead of myself.

These pics are from the hall looking back. All I had before was a side to side bunk. The space went from 30" deep to 70" deep. you can see where the wall was on the floor of the third picture
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well I got the wall moved. It went from a 30" wide bunk to a 6' by 8' room. Next is the full size futon.
I actually got some help from my wife. I got a good one!
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the water pump and such had to be reconfigured to fit the new futon/bed. The water heater has an extended cover that is strong enough to stand on it.
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I ordered a foam/rubber floor for the new bedroom. anyone ever use this type of floor.
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Looking good Doc. The pass thru to the back (or is that the closet?) Looks like you made the door from plywood and some 2X3? I am still stuck on what to make my pass thru door from. Ordering a custom door for that is stoopid money.

Progress on my rig is slow, but getting there. this month I am adding underbody tool boxes to increase space inside, and upgrading to 50 amp power. Found a online dealer selling 8/4 wire for half what I can get it for anywhere else.
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #8
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there is a closet in the corner. its actually a wardrobe from Ikea. The door to the back is homemade. I used to have a home door to the back and it fell apart constantly. This time I studded the wall with the appropriate space for a door, then walled the whole thing on the back side. I went back and framed the space where I wanted the door from the inside and attached it to the back wall. I cut the backside of the wall and added the hinges. All that was left was to insulate and add the front side. Its not perfect, but hopefully it will be more solid than the Home Depot special. lol
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Our shop truck has cabinet doors that were made the same way. I will give it some thought. I might just leave the small doorway open instead. hang a full length curtain in the door way in case the back is open for whatever reason.

Ordered the wire the other day..it should arrive this week. 175 feet of 8/4. More than I needed for both length and wire size, but better to go big.. lol. I figure after I cut some for the outside box to the inside breaker panel, a little pigtail and a 50 to 30 amp pigtail, I should end up with 150 feet of lead line. way more than I will ever use.

Next stop, water heater. Its why I ordered the upgraded wire. No more heating water with the coffee pot for me.. lol.

I am still looking at the split air/heat unit. decent amount of money, but possibly worth it in the end. Is yours all electric or a propane/electric switch?
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PM me if you want to sell 50-100 ft of that wire.
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