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Old 07-23-2016, 10:58 AM   #29
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I’m widowed and live/travel full-time in my RV. One thing I’ve learned about RV living is it really helps if items can have multiple uses. For instance, my RV has a bedroom. Granted it’s a nice place to sleep but otherwise it's a waste of space that sits empty 16 hours a day while I have to cram all my other inside activities into the kitchen/dinette/sitting area. My plan is to remove the dinette completely, put a single bed in the bedroom and use the other half as an office area for the geological consulting work I do (I currently set up for work at the dinette). I’ve also thought about just putting a sofa-bed in the sitting area and not even having a bed in the bedroom. With a sofa-bed my bed could then serve a dual purpose and not just take up precious space for 16 hours a day.

Again, think multiple uses. I hope you don’t mind my unsolicited free advice, just remember it’s worth every penny you paid for it!

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BTW I'm feeling bad for whoever has to sleep on the cutoff side of the bed.
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I was up til 2am, "in the zone" if you will, working on a 3D model of what we think we can do with him now. I reckon it will be a few different stages of construction to get him to this, but here are some still frames from the (almost complete) model

What program are you using to create these models?



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JD & Lydia,

Have you thought about making a collaspable desk that would fit over your engine cover? If you moved the couch where you plan to put the desk, put the drawer portion behind the driver's seat and could plan a desk that fits over or in front of the engine cover, maybe that would work. Worth looking at.

Rest looks like it will work.

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JD & Lydia,

Have you thought about making a collaspable desk that would fit over your engine cover? If you moved the couch where you plan to put the desk, put the drawer portion behind the driver's seat and could plan a desk that fits over or in front of the engine cover, maybe that would work. Worth looking at.

Rest looks like it will work.

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That sounds like a good idea. One of the removable tabletops often seen in C class units between the two front seats.

Or maybe a fold out desktop at the passenger seat?
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Thanks for the input guys! Some great ideas. My girlfriend and I have tried to keep our design more in line with a tiny house than an RV, if that makes sense. We personally don't like the look of things that fold up in to something else or convert to be a different item. I completely understand the appeal of these designs for more dedicated RVers and full-timer's, but we want to feel like we are escaping to our tiny cabin in the woods once a month, as opposed to the multi-use, multi-function space that drives down the road.

We have discussed a topper for the doghouse, and if anyone has any creative doghouse topper ideas (desks, drink holders, coffee tables, etc) please let me see them!

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The program is Sketchup 2016. It's a free product originally pioneered by Google and sold to Trimble software last year. Very intuitive, easy to learn, many plug-ins available, online lessons, and a MASSIVE free online library of models for download that you can plug in to your own model.

I highly recommend it!!

some more of my sketchup work:




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The program is Sketchup 2016. It's a free product originally pioneered by Google and sold to Trimble software last year. Very intuitive, easy to learn, many plug-ins available, online lessons, and a MASSIVE free online library of models for download that you can plug in to your own model.



I highly recommend it!!

I was hoping that you would say that. I have already downloaded the basic program, but haven't had time to work with it. I tried it years ago, and found it cumbersome and poorly documented. I like your results.


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I ran across someone on Youtube who had custom installed an electric Murphy bed in their RV.

Here it is...

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