Right elevation, truck in driving
Left elevation, truck in camping
motorbike dropped down and deck folded out.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.