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RVUSA

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Posted: 10/01/13 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I took the table and chairs out and put a desk in. I use 2 - 21" monitors because I need multiple things open sometimes. If I ever go back to day trading stocks I get a 3rd monitor and make a fortune!!! LOL

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TechWriter wrote:

My computer desk uses a radial computer monitor mount which can be swung out of the way when not in use. My tower computer is in an enclosed, ventilated space below the desk with a printer on top.

I designed this space instead of using the traditional big, honking desk in the middle of the RV.


Both my wife and I work in a similar manner. Instead of desktop models we use laptops with hdmi cables to swivle arm mounted large screen lcds. Logitech wireless keyboards and mice finish off the equipment. We both use the recliners as our work chairs by buying a 3' x 18" piece of oak that acts as a quasi lap desk sitting on the recliner arms, very ergo and comfortable. We both have sound cancelling headphones and call center quality mics.

We are looking into bunkhouses now only to add room for our son.


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MookieKat wrote:

We had become enamored with the rear kitchen model, but we may have to give that up for office space.


Office? Mookie another change never mentioned before?

OK...think we have the perfect 5th wheel that may fit all your wants and needs....like residential size refrigerator (actually this would be an additional refer located in the 'back room') and yes even a space to have a complete office setup.


You can always finish off the 'back room' in a Toy Hauler yourself or have someone else finish the garage space custom just as you would like.



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Many manufacturers offer Toy Haulers so you should be able to find one you like.

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RVUSA wrote:

I took the table and chairs out and put a desk in. I use 2 - 21" monitors because I need multiple things open sometimes. If I ever go back to day trading stocks I get a 3rd monitor and make a fortune!!! LOL


Do you just eat on the sofa?

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Us out West wrote:

MookieKat wrote:

We had become enamored with the rear kitchen model, but we may have to give that up for office space.


Office? Mookie another change never mentioned before?

OK...think we have the perfect 5th wheel that may fit all your wants and needs....like residential size refrigerator (actually this would be an additional refer located in the 'back room') and yes even a space to have a complete office setup.


You can always finish off the 'back room' in a Toy Hauler yourself or have someone else finish the garage space custom just as you would like.



Click here for more info.

Many manufacturers offer Toy Haulers so you should be able to find one you like.


Thanks...that is a nice idea....but, I have yet to see a decent kitchen with ample counter space in a toy hauler or a bunkouse in our length range. The living area feels very tight!

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Posted: 10/13/13 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I work and live in my RV. I work in IT so it's all remote work, now I have a choice of where I want to live every month. A dedicated space was a requirement for me, we chose the Redwood 38BR for this very reason. Had the optional desk put in the "flex" space. Currently I have a 24" monitor on that desk and sit there roughly 8 hours per day working. It's a nice layout for me.


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I started full-timing again 2 months ago. I work in healthcare IT and this is a great opportunity. I have a 40' toyhualer and use the garage as a garage for toys and workshop tools. I live alone so I setup my dining table with a shelf. I could put the printer on the shelf too but it fits fine on the bench seat behind. I can still eat at the table and usually do while working (I love my work).

I also picked up a light weight small table at World Market that is built on an aluminum frame with a wood top. It's designed to slide under the couch when you are using it. It's 14 x 18 and works well for laptop or dinner.

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I don't have pics. What I did is in my 1987 34' Class A, I did away with the Dinette. Our intention was to eat outside as much as possible, (Stuck in Western
Wa for the winter) Not going to work out so well. Anyway I took it out and built a desk and Book self. It is U shaped the Book shelf to my left is 3 tiers.
have my Hp 6500 printer to my right. Quite a bit of storage under. We have a 24
inch Hp touch screen computer. So It is just a matter of being a little creative
with the area you have.

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Posted: 10/24/13 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife wanted a craft space for pretty much the same reasons, to be able to leave the stuff out but not clutter up living space. We picked a Nu Wa 5th wheel floorplan, the 339RSB, with an extra closet slide-out in the "hallway" to the bedroom. I converted the closet into a work area with a desk and cabinet storage. It has worked great for us the last 4 years.


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Posted: 10/28/13 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best RV office situation I've heard of was a computer workstation built into the wall where the dinette usually goes. A base wall cabinet held the large component pieces with a U shaped counter for table top area/multiuse for dining as well as work. The monitor can be set into the unit's top to be a "pop up" like they do for some televisions. If you are willing to take out any other furniture on that some side I think you could build in all the work and storage space you need. You can also then use the type of office chair you need for comfort.

I cannot give you names for places that can do the work but many companies all over the country do customized things like this.

If you do a remodel like this, post an image...we'd all love to see it!


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