How To NOT Get On Each Other's Nerves When Traveling Full Time In An RV

How To NOT Get On Each Other's Nerves When Traveling Full Time In An RV

by Full Time RVing
(Simi Valley, CA)


We all know that when two or more people spend too much time together, tensions are going to rise. This can erupt in some pretty big arguments, and then the people will not want to be around each other anymore. This even happens in the best of marriages, especially if the couple lives in a small space where there is no room to get away from each other for a little while. Just imagine what it can be like when two or more people are traveling together in an RV for extended periods of time. Spending so much time together in such a small space can lead to tensions, but there are all kinds of things that you can do to make sure that you always get along while you are living in an RV.

Finding Time To Get Away

Even though you are living and traveling in an RV, there are still ways that you can have time apart. Many people tow their cars along behind their RVs, which is something that is a really good idea. That way, you can park the RV and take off in the car for a while. One of you can stay in the RV, and one can go out, and then vice versa. This way, you have plenty of opportunities to get away by yourself for a little while, which everyone needs to do occasionally, if not just to be alone with their thoughts. Even if you are only planning on staying somewhere for a day or two, take a couple of hours to do things apart, because you will be spending many more days together traveling to your next destination.

Create Your Own Quiet Space in Your RV

If you are going to be spending extended periods of time in your RV, you should try to create a little spot that you or your traveling companions can go to just to be alone for a little while. This can be as simple as the bedroom area, and you can make it your own private space for a short time, just to get away from everyone and have a little bit of quiet time.

Take Turns Driving

Living in an RV often means doing a lot of driving, and this is the ideal time to have that alone time that everyone needs so much. For example, if your traveling companion is driving, instead of sitting up front with them, why not go to the back of the RV, and sit down and enjoy a book or have a nap. This will give both of you a few hours to yourself, and you will be less inclined to get into arguments because you are not always in each other's faces.

When you live in an RV, you spend a lot of time living in a small space, and you really have to learn how to make the best of any situation. In order to keep from getting on each other's nerves all the time, make sure you find ways to spend some time apart too. This way, you will be able to enjoy full time RV'ing to its fullest.

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Jan 07, 2011
Time-Away
by: linda armstrong

We have a 5th wheel parked on some rural property in North Carolina. When we are there, we have about 6 acres to keep mowed and bush hogged, horses to feed and water, swimming pool to maintain, trees and gardens to attend to. Walking down to the river allows us some "quiet time". In the winter, we manage to get out and play bingo, or take in a movie. He flies from time to time and that gives each of us some time for our selves. I like cooking, reading, sewing, crafting and using the internet. Playing card and board games occupies some time and also keeps the cobwebs outta your brain during the winter months. We also use Netflix when we are on the property. It's always nice to have "movie night" at home in the 5th wheel! Watching the night sky is an awesome show also....sometimes we fire up the ole fire pit and roast marshmallows.

Jan 07, 2011
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by: Barbara Tyler

Wherever we spend some time, I look for the nearest bowling alley. I've met some lots of really nice people in the bowling alley and have been on some great teams and leagues. My husband recently took up golfing and that gets him out of the RV. I love the quiet time while he's gone. Dog walking gets me out too. My two Westies attract people to me. Each person has to have a few "separate" activities.

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