View Poll Results: How many days do you anticipate spending in your Airstream this year?
0-15 Days 39 11.08%
16-30 Days 104 29.55%
31-45 Days 61 17.33%
46-60 Days 42 11.93%
61-90 Days 31 8.81%
91-120 Days 21 5.97%
121-150 Days 6 1.70%
151-180 Days 5 1.42%
181-275 Days 15 4.26%
365 Full Time 28 7.95%
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Old 01-28-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
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Part Time vs Full Time

Here's another poll to help identify the demographic of our members:

How many days do you anticipate spending in your trailer/motorhome this year?

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Old 01-28-2003, 01:44 PM   #2
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Going to try and shoot for at least 25 days between May and October. We've got a long way to becoming fulltimers...
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Old 01-28-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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Hopefully, we'll be fulltiming by the start of summer so I'll say 180+ days.
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Old 01-28-2003, 02:56 PM   #4
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Shari,

This is an excellent poll! I've wondered how many days the avg person uses their A/S.

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Old 01-28-2003, 11:35 PM   #5
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Part Time vs Full Time

I am hoping for more than 60 days in either the Airstream or Argosy this Summer, but at present I do have 58 days planned. I am still trying to make final decisions about which excursions will be in the Overlander and which will be in the Minuet. If the Cadilllac works out as a tow vehcile, the Minuet may get a little more travel as I really enjoy touring in the convertible.

Having the freedom to travel durning the Summer is one of the perks of being a teacher in a rural public school district, and it is one that I really appreciate.

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Old 02-10-2003, 09:54 PM   #6
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We moved out of our 4 room apartment in April 2002. We bought a short 26', old 1982, paid for. We travled North in Illinois, then South in Illinois, then over to Indiana and Kentucky (2 months). Then we "broke down" in Northern IL and had to wait several weeks to have radiator repaired. We spent almost as much money on repairs as we did for the original price. We purchased a 4 yr warranty on the '90 Land Yacht. We are loving this retirement and full time. We have even done some work kamping. Get up late, go to bed late. . . don't appreciate neighbors, fill tank w/gas and move on! Any interesting and informative comments from other full-timers?
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Old 02-12-2003, 10:23 AM   #7
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not a full timer, but I would enjoy seeing some photos of your rig. 26' what model is that?
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Old 02-13-2003, 11:04 AM   #8
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Question Less than 50 votes...

What about everybody else?

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Old 02-13-2003, 11:40 AM   #9
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Hi,
We are 365, and lately with the cold weather have been 24/7! We're making the most of our 34.5 feet and loving it. We left NH in Nov and have been in GA workamping at a place called Enota. Anyone considering this please contact me privately! Our experience with workamping has been positive for the most part. The GA gig is our second and in May we are returning to NH. In between we will be taking r & r in So. Florida. We have heard a lot of horror stories about workampers, everything from passing themselves off as more skilled than they are & causing expensive damages to thievery and violence. We have also experienced some poor treatment from campground owners, long hours with no breaks, being overloaded while coworkers have the life of Riley, gender bias, (men only do dirty work and lift heavy objects, women only work in offices and do housekeeping). If you are willing to work, cheerful, honest, know that your socks go on before your shoes and can afford to work for peanuts you will go far in the workamper world! It's not for everyone, but we hope to buy a campground in the next 2 years, ($$ in the stockmarket) : , and look at all experiences as learning. Plus, you get to do pretty undemanding work and live in beautiful places.
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"but we hope to buy a campground in the next 2 years,"

So where would this campground be?

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Old 02-16-2003, 09:22 AM   #11
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Somewhere on the west coast, maybe No. California or So. Oregon. We were out there 2 summers ago and loved the area. Are you interested in buying a campground also?
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Not buying, we have 52 lovely acres in South Carolina that would make a beautiful park, but off the beaten path and not too sure how successful we would be.

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Me too!

There is 145 undeveloped acres across the street from our house, beautifully wooded with some open areas. We ask the owners every 6 months or so if they will sell some or all of it to us. They keep saying NO!!!. They live in Florida during the winter and spend the summers up here. This would be an excellent location for a campground, right off I90 East of Cleveland. All of the neighbors are afraid that it will be sold to a developer and made into a big housing development.

It would be a real nice to run our campground in the summer and retreat to Southern climes during the winter!
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We left NH in Nov and have been in GA workamping at a place called Enota. Anyone considering this please contact me privately! Our experience with workamping has been positive for the most part.
Eric, Tina and Kierstin
This the place?
http://www.enota.com
Looks nice. The site say in 2000 the never broke 78 degrees in Georgia! I know we had several days in the high 90's that year closer to Atlanta. Might have to check it out this summer to beat the heat
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