I ask this because I have learned one thing while out camping, my back isn’t cut out for it. I stopped tent camping because my back simply couldn’t take it anymore. I loved camping but if I got 1 or 2 hours of sleep in little naps at night it was a good night.
I’m finding I am having the same problem in the RV. I can’t sleep in a bed, no matter what mattress is on it, the flatness is what kills me. I could be on the mattress from heaven, within 30 minutes my back is screaming, so I sleep in the Lazy Boy recliner to beat all recliners at home, it has heat, massage and is fully adjustable. Great right? Well, yes and no, some day we want to hit the road and at some point the lack of sleep is going to affect me worse than it does now. This monster Lazy Boy won’t fit in the RV and I try to sleep in the small leather recliner we have and I manage a few hours of sleep but that’s it.
I like to get up early and go for walks, the last few trips out the sleep or lack there of has really affected me and I end up trying to catch up in the morning so I’m over tired when I do get up. I generally don’t feel like doing anything until my back decides its going to stop screaming for awhile. I have been to the doctors, have had the tests and found I have rheumatoid arthritis in my lower back. Here is a little back story (no pun intended), I play hockey for a long time, per my doctor 2 years longer than I should have. So now my knees and my back and even my elbows are paying for it. Would I do it over again, hell yes.
I digress, this means now my wife and I sleep separately, her in a bed and me in a monster sized Lazy Boy. In the RV she sleeps comfortably in the queen sized bed while I sleep in my little recliner or the couch depending on which one hurts me less that night. There are beds that adjust like a recliner but they are priced at a point only people with money can buy them so I’m stuck I guess?
Anybody have an idea what I can do that won’t take up an entire room and what to do if and when we decide to go full time? I’m open, but good luck coming up with something, we think we have looked at everything, prove us wrong!
Quick update, the RV went the entire weekend with no issues. We used the furnace, everything was used except the water pump and everything worked like it should. I installed a new water sprayer for the toilet, it still burps out a few drops at times, very frustrating but a towel on the floor keeps this dry.
Have a great week everybody!