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Since red is my favorite color, I think that old Pace Arrow's color scheme is great and would look fabulous on yours.

I like the convertible sofas, too. They look very lightweight, which might be helpful in your overall weight.

The Travasack sleep system is still available, or systems like it. If you do a search for it, one that immediately comes up is RV Superbag.


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Looks good but I think their is some under-utilized space at the rear.

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Could you use that space for the commode, with access from the commode to the shower and into shelves in the storage in the corner? This would give you more counter space in the galley with storage under? Maybe refer moves across the cabin, next to the shower? Several different ways you could go with it, employing that space at the back. Just thinking out loud... [emoticon]

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The new ceiling looks great, BTW... [emoticon]

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Where will the holding tanks (fresh, gray and black) be located? Will the access be clear of obstructions if located under body?

How will everything balance out on weight distribution?

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PastorCharlie wrote:

Where will the holding tanks (fresh, gray and black) be located? Will the access be clear of obstructions if located under body?

How will everything balance out on weight distribution?


Great questions.


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Wanderlost wrote:

Since red is my favorite color, I think that old Pace Arrow's color scheme is great and would look fabulous on yours.

I like the convertible sofas, too. They look very lightweight, which might be helpful in your overall weight.

The Travasack sleep system is still available, or systems like it. If you do a search for it, one that immediately comes up is RV Superbag.




I'll give the color scheme more consideration. Not going to be painting in the next couple of weeks anyway.

Thanks for the link for the superbag. I hadn't searched for them recently, but that is exactly what I had in mind. Sure would beat "making the bed". Just a quick roll up and unroll, and we are good to go.


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The new ceiling looks great, BTW... [emoticon]




Thank you. [emoticon]

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fulltimin wrote:


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Looks good but I think their is some under-utilized space at the rear.

[image]

Could you use that space for the commode, with access from the commode to the shower and into shelves in the storage in the corner? This would give you more counter space in the galley with storage under? Maybe refer moves across the cabin, next to the shower? Several different ways you could go with it, employing that space at the back. Just thinking out loud... [emoticon]

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While I agree the area at the back is somewhat under utilized, there is a window back there that I want to keep clear.

Moving the commode, would also make it difficult to access the bottom of the storage cabinet, and cover part of the pantry.

The shower area with the blue stripes, indicates a counter top that will flip up, when the shower is in use, which is only about 10 minutes a day, and flipped down to be used as counter space the rest of the day, which will amount to about 8 feet of counter space, with the sink in the middle, (ish).

More about weights in a minute.....



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PastorCharlie wrote:

Where will the holding tanks (fresh, gray and black) be located? Will the access be clear of obstructions if located under body?

How will everything balance out on weight distribution?


Great questions.




I agree, great questions. [emoticon]

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PastorCharlie wrote:

Where will the holding tanks (fresh, gray and black) be located? Will the access be clear of obstructions if located under body?

How will everything balance out on weight distribution?




You can refer to above diagram.

To put things into perspective, the original location of heavy items were as follows.

The 55 gal water tank was in front of the drivers side wheel well - that would be a little in front of where the proposed kitchen sink.

The black tank was under where the proposed shower is.

The gray tank was between the proposed commode and storage on the passenger side. The tank was between the frame rails.

The refrigerator was just inside the entry door, towards the rear, and the heavy generator was back where the proposed Pantry is located.

The way I see it, the 456.5 lbs of water on the drivers side, were offset by the refer and the generator on the passenger side.

In the new floor plan, the water on the drivers side, should be offset by the refer, the pantry, and the storage, on the passenger side, or at least mostly when they are full, or mostly full.

The new location of the water tanks will be - fresh water under and slightly in front of the sink, gray and black tanks under the shower and commode, so those weights won't change much overall.

I haven't figured in the propane tank yet, if I have one. It was originally behind the pilot's seat, and with my butt there, the left front corner was always a little heavy. Propane tank when full amounted to about 200 lbs.

I could probably get away with putting that on the passenger side, behind the copilot's seat.

There, that should be about as clear as mud! [emoticon]

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