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Old 03-02-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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How do you get dressed in your rig?

We have a travel trailer with a relatively small bedroom. Getting dressed either happens in the bathroom- lots of turning and maneuvering to get the job done(its teeny), or in the bunk house where there is a lot of room, or in the living space.

We always have to plan ahead, close all the windows, make sure nobody is going in and out of the camper, etc.

Are there any tips or tricks that folks use to comfortably get changed?

We are considering purchasing the shocks for the bed, as that might give us just enough room to get changed when the bed is in the 'up' position.

I've read some fantastic tips on here so figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:53 PM   #2
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We don't have solid wall separating the front bedroom from the rest of the trailer, just a curtain. Since it's a walk around queen, we just pull the curtain and change. Or we use the bathroom. Shocks on the bed are a MUST have, then you can actually store stuff in there. It won't stay up on its own though, the shocks just make it light to lift, and it won't lift up vertical unless you have some sort of folding mattress.....
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We have a travel trailer with a relatively small bedroom. Getting dressed either happens in the bathroom- lots of turning and maneuvering to get the job done(its teeny), or in the bunk house where there is a lot of room, or in the living space.

We always have to plan ahead, close all the windows, make sure nobody is going in and out of the camper, etc.

Are there any tips or tricks that folks use to comfortably get changed?

We are considering purchasing the shocks for the bed, as that might give us just enough room to get changed when the bed is in the 'up' position.

I've read some fantastic tips on here so figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
We had the exact same problem with our previous trailer. The bathroom was usually my preferred changing area. Then we finally got smart and got a bigger trailer with bigger bedroom. The bed is on a slide so there's plenty of room now.
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Outside. Oh wait that's not right!
Sorry couldn't resist.
Seriously though we have just enough room in the bedroom to get dressed!
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We have a travel trailer with a relatively small bedroom. Getting dressed either happens in the bathroom- lots of turning and maneuvering to get the job done(its teeny), or in the bunk house where there is a lot of room, or in the living space.

We always have to plan ahead, close all the windows, make sure nobody is going in and out of the camper, etc.

Are there any tips or tricks that folks use to comfortably get changed?

We are considering purchasing the shocks for the bed, as that might give us just enough room to get changed when the bed is in the 'up' position.

I've read some fantastic tips on here so figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
First you are going to need large # shocks since you added a Large Queen Memory foam Topper! Now to answer your Question about "how do you get dressed in your RV" We just Reverse the "Undressed method"! Youroo!!
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:58 PM   #8
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Space is limited since I don't have any slides but I don't have any problem changing clothes. If I have company I will change in the bathroom otherwise its usually by the bed. Nighttime I am careful about shadows so I might turn on another light if need be depending upon where I am standing.
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I put my pants on one leg at a time . Seriously our bedroom is large enough where I've never had a problem.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:30 AM   #10
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we have a hybrid, so there is no "bedroom" to get dressed in. We usually just use the living room. If we have guests, a quick warning to not come out usually suffices.


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Old 03-03-2016, 09:37 AM   #11
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I just get dressed. Undressed. Whichever is needed for that moment's activities.

I figure if folks want to see two 67 year old folks naked, all they gotta do is ask. I also figure ain't no one on THIS planet gonna ask!

Just remember.........where we used to skinny dip, now we Chunk A Dunk.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:52 AM   #13
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Ya'll are so funny, thanks for the sarcasm.

Ok, so no tips and tricks- no worries. It wasn't like I couldn't get dressed/undressed, it's just not easy. I will continue on business as usual.

Thanks all!
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we have a hybrid, so there is no "bedroom" to get dressed in. We usually just use the living room. If we have guests, a quick warning to not come out usually suffices.


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Not being familiar with your floor I'm not sure if an inexpensive accordion door might work for you. We put one over the steps before the bathroom door. That way we cdan go out of the bathroom and into the bedroom with "company" in the livingroom.
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First you are going to need large # shocks since you added a Large Queen Memory foam Topper! Now to answer your Question about "how do you get dressed in your RV" We just Reverse the "Undressed method"! Youroo!!
How bout sleep'n dreesed..
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:38 PM   #17
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"How do you get dressed in your rig?"




Well, I sleep in my shorts so that's not a problem. I sit down on the bed, put one leg (usually the left) in my pants, then I put the other one in; stand up and button, zip, and belt. Next comes a shirt, usually a pull over. I've learned how to do that standing up. Last step is to sit and pull on some shoes - usually slip on sandals. I used to do this standing and bending but the bending part isn't so easy at my age. There. Ready to meet the world.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:42 PM   #18
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We have a large front bedroom. No issues so far. Just the 2 of us.
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Seeing as how we used to "camp" in a 22' sailboat, with four foot headroom in the forward bunks. We got dressed laying on the bunks, if your sat up, you got fiberglass in your forehead.
Now that we're been trained, no problems in an RV.
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Seeing as how we used to "camp" in a 22' sailboat, with four foot headroom in the forward bunks. We got dressed laying on the bunks, if your sat up, you got fiberglass in your forehead.
Now that we're been trained, no problems in an RV.
But if you are in the middle of the water sailing... Who's there to watch???
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