Tips for Living Together Around the Clock in an RV

Posted on May 10, 2017

For many couples, buying an RV and adopting a nomadic RVing lifestyle is nothing short of a dream come true. There's a lot to love about exploring the country by motorhome with the person who you love, but there are downsides too. Most notable among them is the fact that regardless of whether you have a class A motorhome, a class C motorhome, an RUV or another recreational vehicle, you and your significant other will be in close quarters virtually all the time. Even if you have a great relationship, that much togetherness can be trying. Fortunately, there are things that you can easily do to make things easier on both of you. Read on to pick up some useful tips for living together 24/7 in RVs.

Tips for Surviving Too Much Togetherness while Traveling by Motorhome

Plenty of people choose to ditch their permanent homes to explore the country in their motorhomes instead. The vast majority have overwhelmingly positive experiences. Those who do best tend to incorporate the following tips into their RVing lifestyles:

  • Be on the Same Page - First and foremost, both of you have to be willing participants in the RVing lifestyle. One of the main reasons that couples struggle while traveling in RVs is because one person is really into it while the other is decidedly less so. As long as you both are truly enthusiastic about the endeavor, you will be ahead of the game from day one.

  • Designate Separate Areas for Your Things - While traveling in motorhomes, people generally let their stuff get mixed up together. After all, there isn't a whole lot of space for keeping everything segregated. Still, it is easier when you have at least a shelf, cubby, cupboard or other area that's strictly for you. Find suitable areas for each of you with the understanding that these are private spaces. It may not seem like much, but from a psychological standpoint, having your own area is reassuring.

  • Schedule "Me" Days - Like most couples, you will probably want to do most of your sightseeing and other activities together. However, for your mental health, you should also make a point of setting aside special "me" days for each of you. On your "me day," you can go off on your own for the day while allowing your partner to enjoy the gas or diesel RV alone. By the time that you return to your gas RV, toy hauler or other vehicle, you will feel refreshed and ready for time together again.

  • Have a Retreat Area - Even if you have a strong, happy relationship, there will be times when you just need to be alone. Establish an agreement with your partner about having a private retreat area within the class A motorhome when the need arises. For example, you might decide to designate the master bedroom of your class C motorhome has your retreat area. When you or your partner needs alone time, knowing that there's a place in your diesel RV where you can retreat is a relief.

  • Stagger Your Sleep Schedules - With any luck, one of you is a morning person and the other is a night owl. If so, staggering when you go to bed and when you wake up is a great way to enjoy more breathing room while traveling in a class A toy hauler, RUV or other type of RV. This gives each of you a little alone time in the morning and evening, which can be quite refreshing.

  • Be Social - As you travel around in your gas RV or toy hauler, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet new people. Put yourself out there a little and be social. Having friends to visit in various places is a great way to alleviate some of the pressure that goes along with traveling together.

Unless you are an intensely private person who needs serious space, traveling with your partner in a class A toy hauler, class A motorhome or other RV shouldn't pose too many problems. By keeping the above tips in mind, you will both have the breathing room that you need to make the most of your adventures.


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