View Poll Results: Which kind of Airstreamer are you?
Full-Timer - "Parked" 6 4.62%
Full-Timer - "On the Go" 6 4.62%
90% Traveler/10% "Other" 12 9.23%
90% Rally Goer/10% "Other" 8 6.15%
90% Camper/10% "Other" 42 32.31%
50% Traveler/25% Rally Goer/25% Camper 8 6.15%
50% Rally Goer/25% Camper/25% Traveler 14 10.77%
50% Camper/25% Traveler/25% Rally Goer 18 13.85%
Other - Please Explain 16 12.31%
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:36 AM   #15
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We are working towards the renovation of our '67 Overlander for use during an up to 12-month hiatus from full time work. My wife and I plan to take several months of "early retirement" as part of our relocation from the east coast to the west. When the Airstream is renovated, we'll start shake-down cruises to work kinks out of the systems. During our hiatus, we'll be full-timing. After we settle down and find "real jobs," the old tin girl will serve as a week-end camper and occasional bunk house for guests... and as a rolling hunting cabin. So, right now the Overlander is just a project, but over the course of the next five years, I think we'll have done it all.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:24 AM   #16
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I am currently using mine as a winter home. We really enjoy Land Yacht Harbor in Melbourne Florida.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:33 AM   #17
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We use the Airstreams to travel. We hit some rallies but they are incorporated in a longer trip. We have the convenience of our own driveway camping year round on a 5 acre campsite so the prospect of hooking up and moving a few miles down the road to have a campfire and a potluck in a private campgrounds isn't as big a draw as exploring and traveling. State Parks are a big draw however with plenty to do and see. We really enjoy being on the road and a variety of experiences and campgrounds. We would like to try a seasonal job sometime from the Airstream and have spent several weeks at a single gem of a place in a far away place. Sorry I couldn't find our niche on the poll to vote.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:34 AM   #18
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We summer in the Pacific NW and are leaving for Arizona on Sat. for the winter.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:45 AM   #19
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My problem is, I'm conflicted...

When we bought our first trailer, we intended to be 90% Camper/10% "other". But due to all the great friends we have met at rallies and my "involvement" with the WBCCI & VAC, we have been 90% Rally Goer/10% "Other" (camper-boondocking). We have loved being where we're at, however, I would like to strive to be a more balanced 50% Rally Goer/25% Camper/25% Traveler or 50% Camper/25% Traveler/25% Rally Goer. With only "so-many-days-of vacation-a-year" and so many great rallies I want to go to, we are probably destined to stay where we're at.

One other category I should have included is 90% perpetual restorer/10% dreamer! That would have probably come a bit too close to home though!

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Old 11-05-2008, 10:57 AM   #20
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:09 AM   #21
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Shari,

No choice for those of us who are "Torn apart and parked in the driveway-ers"


I currently am one of those - times two.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #22
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"Torn apart and parked in the driveway-ers"
Hey! I resemble that remark ~

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #23
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So far just lots of camping!

We bought our Safari Sport last spring and have been on about ten trips so far, mostly weekends re-exploring our beautiful state as well as two nearly week long trips. We're not "members" of any rally groups and have so far just enjoyed camping with our family or friends...

Speaking of family, Lola will also provide extra sleeping space/guest room duty when we are overbooked here for the holidays -
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:13 PM   #24
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Right now I am a full time RESTORER.

Our 65 Safari is parked in the driveway and I work on it when I get time. My stated goal is to have it finished in five years when I retire. The five year time line insures that I don't feel rushed/pressured, I want to be able to enjoy my time tinkering with it. Nothing like an approaching deadline to take the fun out of an otherwise enjoyable project. Hey, I may finish before then, but I ain't committing to it.
Afterall, I am sure that Walley would agree, it's the journey that counts.

Anyway, when finished we plan to be mostly campers, probably give the rally thing a try too. See ya out there in a few years. Until then I do enjoy all the great info on this forum.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:29 PM   #25
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We use our 74 25' Tradewind to go to Burning Man. The 61 16' Bambi for rallies and traveling, and will be using our newly acquired 62 22' Safari for camping.

The Bambi is currently in our small side yard and will serve as a little, and we do mean little, guest cabana.

Please don't add any more catagories-it would only encourage us to find another Airstream dedicated just for that specific purpose!

Happy and safe travels,
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #26
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One other category I should have included is 90% perpetual restorer/10% dreamer! That would have probably come a bit too close to home though!

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Old 11-05-2008, 08:25 PM   #27
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So much to see and we've never travelled much in this country. Now, we are committed to seeing this country - or those parts of this country that is of interest to us. Seeing all these things means going to all parts of the country - by way of our AS. We will use the AS for traveling, sleeping and eating. My wife constantly refers to it as our "private railroad car" that we pull around the country. We love it!!! But, we use it to travel 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time we spend in our state parks - enjoying the weather and or friends. Here it is into November with temper-atures into the upper 70's and we've put the AS away for the winter. So sad!!! We miss it so already. We were there yesterday to pull out all we could for the winter. Maybe we should add another 10% just to go out and sit in it during the winter.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:13 PM   #28
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For now it is camping/travel mode 90+% of the time. One RV TCT rally that is nearby and half a dozen hotrod runs also within 90 minutes from home make up the 10%. Longest trip is annual trek with the car club for a week at a lake with the focus on camping but the cars play a big part of the trip. Hoping to alter the above in the coming year to more rally's and longer trips.

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