Office Setup Ideas For Full Time RVing And Working From The Road

Last Updated on July 5, 2023

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It’s important to acknowledge how technological advancement has allowed many people to remotely work effectively from any location. In our current day and age, you do not have to be necessarily confined to an office desk so as to get your job done. This adds to your freedom as you can travel to exciting destinations as you get your work done on the go.

If you are lucky enough to work remotely and decide to live in an RV, you will need to set up your office space. Having a mobile office has lots of benefits, in that you can do your work wherever you are without any disruptions. You may even don’t have to tell your co-workers that you are on a trip.

However, knowing how to set up a mobile office with limited space is what a lot of people don’t know, and I am going to share some photos of my friends who work full-time.


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Utilize the Cockpit

Some RVs have a desk by the passenger seat. I know people who do their work from there. The passenger chair is comfortable; it can serve as a perfect place to work and offers a great view of the outside scenery that you can gaze at when taking breaks from your work. Most of the time, the cockpit area is not used when you’re not traveling. Why not use it for work?

Consider a Standing Desk

Standing Desk in RVA standing desk is another option to consider, especially if you don’t like working long hours in your RV or you want a better posture. If you like checking up on your work for a minimum of 1 to 2 hours while camping in your RV, a standing desk can serve as an excellent option. The good thing about using a standing desk is that it doesn’t take up much space in your RV, and it also helps to keep you alert while working since you’ll be standing.

The Couch

The couch can also serve as an excellent option to do your work while in your RV. The advantage of using your couch is that it is comfortable, and you won’t have to strain too much while working. I like to lay down while working and I use a small computer table. A laptop stand will offer you more comfort and enable you to work for longer. Attaining a good posture while you are working is great for your health, and you will avoid straining your back. If you have to be in Zoom meetings this is not a great option though.

Consider Replacing Your Couch with a Desk

RV Office SetupIf you feel that a couch is not an ideal option to use for work in your RV, you can consider using replacing it with a portable desk. I saw rigs where the booth was converted to an office space. Instead of using your couch or working from the dinette, you can remove one of them and install an office desk. A lot of nomads choose to customize their RVs and create a cozy office space before hitting the road. You can use a whiteboard for background if you have to be on the phone often.

You can get creative and try and customize your own RV according to how you want it to be, and that includes setting up a desk to comfortably get your work done.

Utilize the Bed

The bed can also serve as the place to do your work while in your RV. Although it’s not an ideal option to consider, if you don’t want to change anything in your RV, you may consider utilizing your bed.

However, similar to working from the couch, you should consider having a laptop stand to ease your laptop’s weight and provide you with much comfort as you work. This will ensure that your posture is right, and you don’t have backache issues while you are working.

The perfect RV office setup highly depends on your preferences, and where you are comfortable working. It doesn’t have to be something exquisite, it can just be simple, but a setup that you feel is ideal for you according to your needs.

Achieving a comfortable working space in your RV will give you the freedom you need to get your work done on the go.


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