Yes, we have to unhitch to let them out. Our tailgate comes down on the electric tongue jack which does not allow the dogs to get out without unhitching. I think shawn said our trailer tongue was shorter than the new ones. We typically schedule our travel so that we only have one unhitching stop a travel day. We also try to schedule the unhitching with gas stops. This way Shawn can get to the pumps without the trailer ....
Drake the Dane sleeps in front of the gaucho couch at night. He is the first thing one would see when trying to get into the trailer. As a matter of fact, if you look at the first picture that's pretty much where both dogs sleep... except the little one has her own bed.
During the day both dogs are moved to the back "bedroom" in the hallway. Since both dogs sleep most of the day (Sasha is old and Drake is a couch potato), this moves them out of the way except for those traveling to the bathroom. Funny thing is both dogs are what one could call velcro dogs... so it's honestly not much different from when we had a house.