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Old 07-13-2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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Default Re: Layout plan.

We used a Portapotti for the first couple of years. The Luggable Loo plus pee bottles is a better solution than that because of zero smell, no clean up, minimal weight, all-temp use. My female whitewater friends have used feminine funnels for many years since it makes the male relief zipper on a drysuit practical. Met wife-approval criteria after she tried it. The combo is under $50 if you wanted to reclaim the driver's side space and separate food prep from the other.

You could consider a 170" Sprinter. Some extra space eases the design process considerably. The smaller the footprint the harder to get the design right the first time.

My only other comment on your layout is that it constrains the rear access with dedicated storage. It does resemble many commercial rv layouts. One-use designs are easier to optimize but maybe the mass-produced version would be same cost with higher resale value? Otherwise your design could be tweaked by making the bed and rear-door cabinetry removable when not needed. A good justification of the very high 80/20 cost.

Many of us DIY'rs have built cargo/toy haulers because minimized fixtures gives more room and less weight. And of course it can cost less to install less. A light Sprinter is a quick Sprinter.

Dan
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