The roof has finally been raised and I can’t tell you how excited we are over here!! We have been preparing for this step for what feels like months and with all the planning and prep, to finally get it done is really a cool thing. With anything that you are planning in life, being able to finally see it happen is almost surreal. Luis did all the work of course but the kids and I showed up at the end to see the results. The bus feels instantly 3 times as big and open as before. All of our floor planning is also much easier to see now that we can actually feel the new height, not just picture it in our minds. We raised the bus by 2 feet which will not only give us more head room, but allow for our queen loft bed/bedroom in the front of the bus, and the kids triple bunk beds in the rear of the bus. The roof raise will also just make it feel as if we have more room.
What a difference in space huh?
Now usually we would have a video for you to see of the whole process but unfortunately the freaking camera broke and all of the video we had of the roof raise was destroyed. We have since bought a new camera and hope to have more videos ready for you all soon. We are really bummed about this, as the roof raise is one of the most important steps in this process. However, there are still the slide-outs that need to be completed, so we should be able to get that recorded.
Luis was able to raise the roof using 4 farm jacks and a custom made steel piece that attached to the farm jacks and welded to the bus. He designed and made this custom attachment, so it cannot be bought, however, we will be sure to make a post on that with more details. His next steps are to weld on the rest of the steel to each bar, remove that side paneling of the bus in preparation for the slide outs, and of course, creating the slide outs! Many exciting things to come!!