A suggestion if you don't print color that often: Use Photocolor or Tetenal room temperature chemistry in trays. I find it much easier to work this way than with drums. I set an audible timer for the steps and use medical style latex gloves (nitrile and silicone are available at home centers for those with latex allergies). Working in total darkness really doesn't take that long to get used to.
One last note, I use a quick water bath between the developer and stop as the RA-4 developer seems to change the color of indicator stop bath before its time.