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Our Top Ten Rules for Getting Along in a Motorhome

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As the year ends, a lot of newcomers are planning or have just bought their first RV. I can make that determination by the many questions I ask about how two people (and a dog) can get along in an RV, specifically, a class B campervan type.

So I went to the video vaults and dusted off this oldie but goodie. Everything still applies. ????

So consider this a survival guide born from trial and a lot of error on my part during our travels in a Class B motorhome.

The precipitating incident that got me thinking about this occurred early on in our RVing life, when Jennifer and I were doing some stuff and, well… I forgot we were in a small motorhome:

The video – done some years ago when we had an older Roadtrek but still accurate content-wise for today – explains, and offers up our top ten tips to surviving in the closer quarters.

And near the end of this post, I'll share another video specifically for men and one great post for women by Jennifer.

The Biggest Lesson

But the biggest thing we have learned and can share is this:  If you don't get along at home, don't expect to get along in a motorhome.

Two people can share space in a motorhome, but without mutual respect, there will be major issues when the inevitable little conflicts arise. It should go without saying that you need to really like each other to live on the road.

Our Top 10 Rules for Getting Along in a Motorhome

You may have your own suggestions about other rules, or offer some additional insight. Please post under comments below.

For those of you trying to watch video on bad Wi-Fi at campgrounds, here's the Top 10 in text form:

Rule #1.

If you don't get along at home, don't expect to get along in a motorhome. Two people can share space here, but the most important rule is mutual respect and don't try to do two different things in the same space.

Rule #2.

Don't overpack. You don't need more than two-or-three days worth of clothes or food. Laundry can be done in most campgrounds, groceries can be obtained in the towns you visit. Besides, you can get fresh, locally grown produce from the locales you visit…and that means food will be at its freshest.

Rule #3.

Everything in a place, and a place for everything. Agree beforehand where you will store things and, when done using, return them to that place and nowhere else.

Rule #4:

If you travel with pets, they need a place, too. Assign them their spot in the motorhome and train them to sleep there. Not in front of the bathroom door where you'll trip on them in the middle of the night.

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