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Old 11-26-2020, 09:28 PM   #1
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Working remote from a TT

Anyone doing this and care to share any advice?

I have been planning to get a TT to keep in a long term spot in FL as a getaway I will spend a lot of time at in retirement. I am early 60s now.

I have been converted to full time remote and told I can stay remote if I want when they start bringing other people back in. This could move up my time table. I may go ahead and get one next year. But if I do, when I go down to spend big chunks of time there, I will need to work. A bench seat at a camper table won't cut it.

I have looked at some floor plans and a few seem doable. I will almost always be solo, so have the master area be more of an office is workable if there is a reasonable secondary place to sleep. Anyway, experience and thoughts welcome...
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:48 AM   #2
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You planning on a travel trailer or 5th wheel or drivable? My wife worked remote in our 5th wheel for 18 months. She bought a small desk and chair that we set up in the back of a rear living area 5th wheel. Her employer was in Indiana and we moved between Florida and Pennsylvania. We used a 4G Verizon jet pack for internet which was just ok. Now with 5G that would be a lot better.

Now they make 5th wheels with a mid bunk that you could easily turn into an office. I would think about removing the RV furniture and buying a desk and chair.

In a travel trailer they make opposing slide outs in the back of a bunk room model. That gives even more room to create and office. Remove the RV furniture and add your own.

I am not sure of floor plans of drivable RV's but they probably have floor plans that you could modify.

Now I know you do not want to get stuck in the north during winter so you should plan on moving north and south.
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You planning on a travel trailer or 5th wheel or drivable? My wife worked remote in our 5th wheel for 18 months. She bought a small desk and chair that we set up in the back of a rear living area 5th wheel. Her employer was in Indiana and we moved between Florida and Pennsylvania. We used a 4G Verizon jet pack for internet which was just ok. Now with 5G that would be a lot better.

Now they make 5th wheels with a mid bunk that you could easily turn into an office. I would think about removing the RV furniture and buying a desk and chair.

In a travel trailer they make opposing slide outs in the back of a bunk room model. That gives even more room to create and office. Remove the RV furniture and add your own.

I am not sure of floor plans of drivable RV's but they probably have floor plans that you could modify.

Now I know you do not want to get stuck in the north during winter so you should plan on moving north and south.
Thanks for all the info!

I am planning on a travel trailer in a long term spot with WiFi. Backup for that would be a Verizon phone with hotspot. Most of what I do is remote controlling my work computer using Windows RDP which is a built-in app that does surprisingly well without a lot of bandwidth. But we use MS Teams for meetings and it is far less tolerant of slow connections.

I won't need a huge amount of space. I will probably get an all in one 27" PC. though I might go 22" with a second monitor because I am so used to that. But a real chair and keyboard at the right height are must haves.

I have seen some floor plans with a wide bunk in a back corner that look promising. I am not sure how simple removing the furniture is.
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Haven't done it myself, but I've run across s few that have said ripping out a bunk and making an office was pretty easy. I believe their are some videos on YouTube.
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Haven't done it myself, but I've run across s few that have said ripping out a bunk and making an office was pretty easy. I believe their are some videos on YouTube.
Great suggestion; I wasn't finding as much in the way of DIY economical ideas in my general searches. Seeing the before/after does make me wonder if it would make me crazy to sit under a bunk; I am not a tall person. One of my kids has a desk under bunk set up in his room. He's a little taller than me now and still uses it. It's a true double bed though and may be a little higher than standard; not sure.

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Keystone Cougar has a mid-bunk TT that would probably work for you. Can remove the bunk and the trifold to put in a desk...
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Here is a big heavy Rockwood with the backroom with opposing slides in the back. This is kind of extreme as I would want a 350/3500 series truck to pull this. But gives you an idea of the opposing slides in the back. Skip to the 8 minute mark to skip the hubbub about the most of the trailer but if your are brand new to RV's this is good to watch.

The Rockwood Signature is a top of the line travel trailer. Flagstaff Classic models are identical.

https://youtu.be/XLahmfd70UM
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