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Old 07-31-2019, 07:59 AM   #15
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RikR, Thanks for your service my brother.

I am up and down all night, sometimes 4 or 5 times a night but I seldom am up over an hour but I always go back to bed. For my back pain that usually hits me after 6 hours in bed I have started using roll on Lidocaine which kicks in fast and I'm back to sleep.

Being past 70 we went to a 35 ft DP with rear bedroom. I don't close that door but I do close the bathroom door if I'm going to be up for a while.

Hope you are able to work this out so you can both enjoy the rv experience for years to come.

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Old 07-31-2019, 11:27 AM   #16
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Sorry to hear about your dilemma and thank you for your service! Being disabled doesn't mean that you can change your body's schedule. I understand that complately! Possibly the best solution is to go back to a larger RV. We have a 35 foot class A and have never had any issues finding a spot. Enjoy your life and do what you need to enjoy life at the highest level you can. I'm sorry you have to deal with your problems. Hopefully you can find some adjustments that can help with your health issues. Best of luck to you!
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:07 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by bigchick View Post
portable satellite dish and wireless earphones connected to tv.
I know exactly where you're coming from. My wife is under pain management, and she gets up all crazy hours to take her meds.

I agree with the above--long coax cable to a dish setup out of the trees. And wireless earphones work well.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:18 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Mr_D View Post
Sounds like a good solution!

Wish I had that problem, my wife of 29 yrs died almost 3 yrs ago.
Sorry to hear that Mr D. We're only at 27 years and I think that I understand what you are saying.

I'm opposite of the OP, I sleep (try) late and my wife is always up early.
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:08 AM   #19
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One of the things my wife likes about RV'ing is getting to sleep in. We sleep with a "rain" ap on our phone lightly playing. I turn it up just a bit (after I wake) and I never seem to awaken her. In the early hours catch up on your research on IRV2
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:38 AM   #20
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I feel your pain, we also have a similar size coach, and have the one living space problem with no separate bedroom. This lack of private space can be a problem, even for the closest of couples.


p.s. we are at our sticks and bricks house now, I am awake due to back pain (fell and broke my back 9 years ago), I have been up since 5 am, it is about 6:30 as I type this and my wife is next to me asleep as I type on the notebook computer.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:31 AM   #21
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I had a similar problem with my 26' class C . No separate bedroom. Found a nice 32' class A with a separate bedroom. Now I can get up early and do whatever I want while my wife sleeps. I wake her up after I have walked the dogs and breakfast is ready. That way everybody is happy.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:06 AM   #22
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I too suggest getting a rig with a separate bedroom. Hubby and I are on different time schedules and we would never consider a rig without one. He gets up with his coffee and keeps the tv on low or if it is nice he goes outside. He sometimes goes for a walk and meets other folks up and about.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:22 AM   #23
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Depending on where you're camped, I'd make myself some coffee and take an emergency cinnamon roll and take the toad to a remote location where wildlife sightings are the stars 'til something comes along or the Sun shows it's face. Bear spray for stuff that may sneak up your six.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:06 PM   #24
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Give up the RV? If you moved into a sticks and bricks what would be any different? I don't think your wife sleeping to 7 AM is unreasonable.
Sorry to hear about your disability. Thank you for your service though.

Sticks and bricks gives them separate bedrooms and a whole lot more space to spread out.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:22 PM   #25
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'In those three hours there is nothing to do".
You know what the problem is, work it out a head of time.
Number one, what do you need to relive the pain?
Than what would you like to do with your spare time?
I wish I had spare time.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:33 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by RikR View Post
We have been RV'ing for over 35 years and always had large motorhomes with a separate bedroom.

We are now in our late 70's and want to travel in a much more manageable size coach and boondock in tighter forest campgrounds.

So we bought a 26' Thor Axis. Trouble is I am a disabled veteran and wake up around 4:00 am in pain and have to get up. My wife sleeps to 7:00.

In those three hours there is nothing to do. Cant make noise, no TV satellite under the trees. Get sick of reading that many hours

Anyone else worked out this problem - we may have to give up the RV

Get yourself a good wireless headphones, connect them to your TV’s audio output and watch all of the morning programs you like until she gets up
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Get a Bluetooth headset for the TV if it is so equipped.
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