Chassis picked. Now for some rough layouts. Graph paper...
1- fold up queen size wall bed and table to maximize floor space
2- use the old RV equipment already owned
3- be able to use the RV as a cube van if needed. ie it would be painful to rent a cube van to move a load of lumber when one already has one
4- we're tall!
From upper left...
22" deep shelf running full width with dividers and mesh/net to hold light items like bedding and clothes. This depth gives us room for the cab seats to recline further back that the rear cab wall which we'll remove.
Propane fridge mounted high on the wall above a 38" high, top opening propane chest freezer. 38" is our preferred counter height so the freezer top can be used as a small counter when loading the upper fridge. Propane units have to be vented and will sit in custom sheet metal screwed to the wall. They can be vented next to a door. Door will be pinned open with a standoff as needed. Trust venting will be okay as freezer only rated at 1000 Btu/hr. Fridge much less. New CO/propane sensor wall mounted below units.
26"Wx80"H exterior door with screen door. Tall enough to just fit under an 84" ceiling. No head banging. Maybe waist squeezing. Unit came out of burnt RV and cleaned up well. $85
Wheel well rises 5.5" up through floor.
57"Wx25"H 50/50 slider window with screen. Unit gold tinted single pane with white frame. I even found white butyl tape for the installation. Debate over height above floor welcome! $125 each.
Cushioned seating bench 16"Hx16"D running full width at the rear hinged doors. Weatherstripping et al for dust and bug control. Center section 4'-4" to be removable to allow sheet construction material to be load in via rear doors as needed. End sections to be accessed from exterior for chains, tools, and jacks.
Hinged rear cargo doors will have 30"Wx42"H "T" windows in each. Both with small screen windows. $200 The doors will have a 3/16" steel frame around both windows to strengthen the doors and mount the hinges. One new hinge for each doors. All steel to be galvanized after fabrication.
Folding queen bed and folding queen table unit. Floor space saver bed to hinge down from wall on its long edge and land on benches and one folding leg. With bed up a hinged table will fold down and land on the table peg and floor base from the old SMB. Bed will be held vertical by rope looped back to side wall. Bed base will be piano hinged to 12"Wx16"H under bed storage cabinet.
Another 57"Wx25"H sliding 50/50 screen window on wall behind raised bed. Same debate about height above floor. Obviously only usable and visible with bed down, but will offer substantial ventilation and cross ventilation. $125
60"Lx24"Dx38"H countertop with 2 burner stove and sink from old SMB. Cabinets below to be made from four 15" pedestal filing cabinets. These cabinets come with 3 full extension drawers of varying size with the lower drawer always being file size. Latches and locks keep everything from flying around. At 28" high they will wall mount and leave the floor open for easy cleaning. The tops can be unbolted for easy mods. And any sheet sound control medium can be slapped on the steel.
Lastly the window above the counter is an emergency egress hinged unit. With a 50/50 slider and screen. 42"Wx25"H. $100 Again height above floor debate most welcome.
This detail is looking through the road side wall with the cab on the left.
The bed does not reach all the way to the rear cargo doors so that when the seat bench cushions are folded to allow the bed to lower the cushions act as a headboard.
The table is simply hinged to the bottom of the bed and lowers on to a post and base from the old SMB.
This next sketch looking rearward shows the bed up against the road side wall with the table lowered. A long piano hinge mounts the bed.
Looking forward towards the cab the sink base is on the left with the fridge over the freezer on the left. The hash marked areas above are the mesh/net soft goods storage area. NO noisy cutlery, when we hit bumps, over the cab!
Last sketch, so far, is the curb side wall with the fridge and freezer positions showing through the wall. Window height still open for debate!
Window/door placement detail:
curb side photo mock up
road side photo mock up