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 Living on the Road :: Wothahellizat Mk2 :: Plans

Some preliminary drawings of Wothahellizat 2. I'm sure things will change as the project proceeds.

 


Right elevation, truck in driving mode.


Left elevation, truck in camping mode with
motorbike dropped down and deck folded out.

Kitchen
On the left we have the kitchen bench with a sink at the bottom and three-burner cook top at the top. The mangle stores in the utilities area and swings out over the sink.

On the right are various storage compartments, pantry, fridges, beer etc. There is also a nook with a small shutter, this gives a little more bench space and will be used for coffee making. The shutter will provide some airflow to what is otherwise a fairly dead air area.

Shutters
All "windows" are really openings with shutters and no glass. As with Wothahellizat 1 we are going for maximum ventilation and this version will have even more.

Bathroom & entrance
The 800-odd millimetre square area that on most motorhomes is just an entrance has several uses. Depending on what is slid out or opened up it is a shower, toilet, vanity, or kitchen bench, and of course an entrance.

Utilities
All the gas and water systems are contained in this area, there is no piping of any kind leading off into walls to get to other parts of the truck. This makes things cheaper and simpler to build and a lot easier to maintain. There will be a large shutter on the outside that, when open, will allow easy access to everything.

Originally I wanted the electronics to be here as well but that didn't work out so the batteries, inverter, gauges etc will now be in a compartment behind the left side of the lounge room.

Deck & motorbike
When driving the motorbike stores in an area that is either the front of the lounge room or the rear of the deck according to what's open. The bike is in a compartment that lowers to the ground with the roof of the compartment becoming the floor of the rear half of the deck.

The rear wall of the body opens both up and down to become the second halves of both the deck roof and floor. If the rear wall is not opened then we have a larger lounge room.

When the panels are open the rear half of the deck is protected from the elements because it is actually inside the body, although it to has shutters that can be opened if more ventilation is required.

Lounge room
The lounge room has a full height passage down the centre but the chairs sit on plinths about 300mm (1 foot) high. Inside these plinths are six 84ltr (19gal) water tanks giving a total 504 litres (112gals) stored internally with another 84 litres in an outside tank.

The rear wall of the room are glass bi fold doors, when open these provide 100% opening to the deck area, or if the deck is closed, opening these doors creates a larger room.

Bedroom
The bedroom sits over the cab and encroaches slightly into the kitchen area. It to has shutters all around for ventilation. There is only about 650mm (25") of headroom but there is a huge hatch that opens the roof to the sky.

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