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Floor Planning
Posted On 08/26/2010 08:12:30 by Dogstar

 Final floorplanThis is the (not to scale) floorplan that I've settled on for the camper. The blue is bare floor and the arrows represent doors. On the left, there is a counter, which will have roll-out Elfa storage units (or knock-offs, in all likelihood) with curtains on the front. Rather than build in a stove, icebox, and sink, I'm going to make a drawer for my cooler and store a small propane stove in the storage unit that can be placed on the counter (or more likely, outside the camper) for cooking. I really *am* perfectly happy with a summer of mostly samwiches and grilled foods- being able to cook inside the camper is not a high priority for me for MOST of the time. The closet, on the lower left MAY end up containing a camping toilet , but I'm kind of dubious about that. It's big enough, barely, but it's miserably small and claustrophobic, and I just can't imagine using it except in a real pinch. It's definitely not big enough for even a wet bath, even if I *could* water seal it that well. I think it may be more useful as storage, frankly. I'm also considering ripping it out entirely, or turning it into shelves and opening the top up to become a housing for an entertainment center.

On the right, the dinette will have a single-sized bed at the back and a freestanding table that can be used to convert the single into a double. Above this (not pictured) will be a shelf for storage that can double as a bunk for someone smallish or light. 

 Electric-wise, I'm planning to put batteries underneath the door-side bench- it doesn't have an opening right now, but it will soon. :) I'm currently researching solar- it'd be awfully cool to be able to boondock with solar for charging up my batteries, at least some. The power needs on here are going to be fairly modest- the a/c only works on shore power, and while I *may* put a microwave in, it'll be in the same situation. All the battery will really run is some reading lights and my laptop and/or entertainment center. (Which may well BE laptop-based but I think I want a separate one.) 

On the less thinky and more fun side of things, I've got my design scheme in mind. I'm going to panel the walls with knotty pine panelling and the floor is going to be vinyl tile (leaning towards the Armstrong Excelon product from Lowes, which comes in a lot of fun colors). 



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