The Office

This is one of several posts I’m doing to highlight how livable my RV rig Tardis is for such a small motorhome. I’m very pleased with the quality and thoughtful features designed into this 23.5 ft. Lazy Daze Twin-King model.

The Office is in one corner of the lounge, making use of the table and couch, and a power source in the corner. Here is where I write posts, create and maintain websites, edit photos, do bookkeeping, plan my itinerary, etc. It’s a compact and comfortable set-up.

There’s plenty of desktop space for my MacBook Pro 15 laptop, a writing pad, and reference material. In an overhead cabinet, are reference books and files. Also, a 500GB-7200RPM Seagate GoFlex Pro portable hard-drive for back-ups. Most documents are scanned and saved on the hard-drive; only a few are kept in a flex-file folder. A fire-flood resistant safe holds essential papers.

Desktop for office in RV

Office Space

Below the table, I added a box that holds paper, painting panels and my Epson XP-400 printer-copier-scanner. It connects to the computer via Wi-Fi or with a USB cable. When in use, it can easily be reached while sitting at the desk. (See Three Handy Mods)

In the corner, is a flip-up shelf meant for a portable TV. But, since I don’t have one, it is used as extra desk space. My LG-235C prepaid cell TracFone and iPod Touch or iPad mini are handy here. A Verizon Jetpack 4620LE MiFi by Novatel usually sets by the window. If it needs help picking up a signal, the Wilson Sleek booster connected to an exterior Wilson Truckers antenna is used.

Three draw bin for supplies

Draws for Office Supplies

Under the shelf, is an AC and a DC outlet, and connections for a land-line phone and cable-TV. Below it, I put a small 3-drawer unit that holds office supplies. A bonus is that it also functions nicely as an armrest.

A large plush pillow provides back support and comfort. And the AC powered speakers stream music from my iTunes Library. The large panoramic windows always provide a fantastic view while I’m working. Note that the laptop travels on the floor in its padded messenger bag.

In a prior Mobile Office post I talked about possibly removing one couch and making a desk in the corner. However, using the table as is turns out to be very functional.

For more posts that explain other aspects of the rig go to the Tardis page.

One Response to The Office

  1. Bradford November 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    I like the office! You cannot beat the view! The whole setup looks comfortable and stress free.

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