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Old 08-06-2019, 10:03 AM   #57
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My husband gets up very early.. I tend to sleep in.. I asked him what he does till I get up.. He gets up, grabs his Mt Dew and goes outside . He takes the dog out to potty, fishes, people watches or turns on the outside speakers and listens to the radio turned down low. If a neighbor or another early riser comes along and wants to chat hes down for that as well.. Talk with the wife she my have some ideas for you that wont bother her sleep..
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:30 AM   #58
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Same situation- I get up early (it is now 5:00 am) and husband gets up anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30. I have come to embrace my time alone in the morning. No TV, no radio, no talking! I have coffee ready to start, a cup at the ready, my ipad plugged in and waiting. I go through email, blog posts, RV newsletters, watch some YouTube videos with headphones. If no or low service, read, write on my blog, get some emails done but don’t send and then wander outside to watch the sunrise. Wouldn’t have it any other way!
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:17 AM   #59
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My husband and I are like that he is up at the crack of dawn or before I will not get up until 8 if we are camping, it's the only time I get to sleep in. The solution we came up with is I sleep with an eye mask on and earplugs in and I never hear him when he gets up and I bought him a set of bluetooth earbuds its a perfect marriage lol
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:11 AM   #60
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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

Yes. I have used a headphone with an extension cord to watch TV. That way I could watch TV (or my laptop) so she could sleep. We recently found a MH, a Thor Challenger 37KT floorplan that allows the LR to be closed off from the rest of the unit by way of sliding pocket doors. Can watch TV, sip coffee, etc., all with out disturbing the DW
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:08 AM   #61
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I’m not sure what your floor plan is but I assume the problem is you can’t isolate the rear bed so that you wake your wife up when you turn on lights, etc. have you considered trying to install a privacy curtain? We use a simple spring tension rod with curtains to isolate our front sleeper sofa when we travel with guests. This creates a kind of second bedroom in the front of the coach. We sleep in the rear bedroom and there is a common area in the middle with kitchen, bathroom, and dinette. Still need to be quiet but headphones can take care of that.
I considered installing a track on the ceiling from which I could hang curtains on rollers to curve the curtains around the exit stairwell to allow someone in the common space to exit the coach without disturbing the late sleepers. This would be similar to the curtains you see in hospitals or doctors offices. Ultimately, I decided a simple strait rod was much simpler. In your case however, the curved track might allow you to isolate the rear bed and still allow access to your bathroom.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:14 PM   #62
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:06 AM   #63
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I can spend hours watching high quality educational DVDs created by "The Great Courses" company. They have hundreds of various subjects with various prices which can be very reasonable. (they are always on sale). Be sure to type in "the" in "". Ask to get on their mailing list and you'll always see what's new and on sale. Use headphones to be silent.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:34 AM   #64
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my wife sleeps to 11 so you can either make noise with the tv or get a girlfriend to kill time with
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