Enjoying Mornings in Your RV

One of the best things about being on vacation in your RV is the fact that you (usually) don’t need to set an alarm clock to get up at any certain time in the morning. Sleeping in is a rare treat in the modern world, especially for busy adults who have work and children to consider on a daily basis. When you are on a trip, however, you should be able to slow things down and enjoy your day at a leisurely pace.

Morning is a Great Time of Day for the RV Traveler
Morning is a Great Time of Day for the RV Traveler

With that said, you should have a plan in place for how you are going to enjoy your mornings when you get up in the RV. Whether you decide to get out of bed around 8 or closer to 10, you need to know what you are going to do in order to make the most of the morning hours. If you have activities planned for the rest of the day, the morning may be your best chance to enjoy the company of family and friends while getting ready for what is to come.

Breakfast on the Brain

Most people will start thinking about breakfast soon after they wake up in the RV. Thankfully, preparing a tasty breakfast should be much easier in the RV than it would be if you were tent camping, so a warm meal may be just a few minutes away. To make breakfast easier (and faster), consider doing some of the prep work the night before. Depending on what you decide to make for breakfast, you may be able to take advantage of your refrigerator by preparing some of the meal before you go to bed. Remember that breakfast is an important meal, especially if you have a busy day planned, so be sure everyone is getting enough food to fuel them for what’s ahead.

Bathroom Plan

Along with breakfast, a trip to the bathroom to get ready for the day is likely on everyone’s list in the morning. Since you probably don’t have as much bathroom space in the RV as you do at home, it will be important to have a system that gives everyone the bathroom time they need. If one person in the group is an early riser compared to the rest, it would be smart for them to use the restroom right away in order to avoid a traffic jam later in the morning when everyone else is awake. Bathroom battles are especially common in families with multiple kids, so avoid this conflict by planning out timing for the use of this space in the RV.

Take a Look Outside

If you are camping in a beautiful location, there is no need to keep the shades down on the RV while you eat breakfast and prepare for the day. Instead, consider eating your breakfast outside to enjoy the view – or at least open up the blinds so you can see out from the inside table. Morning is often the prettiest time of the day, so it would be a shame to miss out on the view while going about your routine.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Good article….but I still wake up before 6 most mornings after doing it for 42 years while working….I wish I knew the solution for sleeping in, but I look forward to quiet time and that first cup of brew…..

  2. Having adequate coffee-making gear in your RV helps to ensure a good morning. Our morning routine is put on the coffee, walk the dog, then enjoy that first cup, preferably outside depending on surroundings and weather.

  3. We grind whole beans as needed and use a 12 cup electric percolator. When dry camping we use a 9 cup stovetop percolator. If we need a quick afternoon cup on the road we switch on the inverter and use a 4 cup dry pot.

  4. We have a Keurig in our travel trailer. No reason not to have our creature comforts from home when we’re in our home away from home!

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