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As mentioned previously, we have discussed and listed our preferences and needs when it comes to full-time RV living. Here is the list of our preferences regarding the layout for our RV:
- 1 slideout – This, naturally, gives us more space when we are parked to move around inside and also get things done. We have seen some RVs without a slideout that might meet our needs as well, so they’re not completely ruled out 🙂
- Queen sized bed – We don’t sleep separately and wouldn’t plan on starting once we move into the RV and we think that this is the size which best accommodates us. Besides, we’d actually like to be able to put our fairly newly purchased bed in the RV.
- Workstation – This can take a few different forms. We’ve discussed a smaller workstation area behind the passenger seat that has a chair opposite. We’re leaning more towards being able to create a somewhat longer workstation in that same area, just facing the window instead! We’ve also discussed a dinette/workstation wherein there is a buffet area which could hold our computers and whatnot, while also being out of the way of the dinette when eating.
- Galley with an oven – we don’t like all of our food prepared on the stove top AND try not to prepare much of anything in the microwave. Now, this may be something I have to compromise on, as many RVs have the microwave/convection oven and would still meet our needs.
- 1/2 tub – there’s actually a name for these I believe, but in other words, I’d like to have something that would aid in bathing the Baby and making soaking/washing things if need be.
- Washer and Dryer or at least a washer/dryer combo – Of course, if one’s not already in the RV, we could purchase, so long as there is a place to put it. Baby dirties up diapers, don’t you know! Also, although this is a preference, it may be difficult to get in a used RV in our price range.
- Extra chair in the living/seating area. This is negotiable though, if we can create our highly preferred workstation area, this isn’t as big of a deal.
- Dinette – Initially we liked the idea of a booth dinette, but the more we thought about it, the less we liked that you can’t move the chairs and as Baby grows it may be easier with him sitting on a chair instead of in a booth. At the same time, there is a benefit to having the booth dinette, in that we can convert it to a play area for Baby as he grows…this one isn’t completely decided one way or another.
This is a wonderful diagram created by my hun of our preferred layout.
You may ask yourself, where does Baby go in this RV? Well, the answer is quite simple. Same place he goes now – in our bed! What do you do with a car seat, you may also ask. Well, honestly, I haven’t quite figured that one out yet. It will likely depend more on when we can get on the road and Baby’s age at that time.