We bought our first camper shortly after we were married (1981). A 1962
Yellowstone (Looks just like a Fred Flintstones Special) with all original stuff. We used that 13' trailer to death. What a great way to travel! My wife and I loved that rig! It was greatto have a trailer... finally. It leaked water in the front when we traveled and eventually got pretty bad. We never found the emotional strength to let that one go... It sits on the other side of our property waiting for time to restore it. It really is too cool, just very impractical. We then moved into a "newer" rig (Terry) that loved mice! What a pain! It was an 18 year old rig! Kept cleaning and plugging holes until I finally gave up!
This year I finally had it! Told my wife that our dream of owning an AS in retirement made very little sense to me. I thought if we waited for retirement we'd only have ten years to enjoy it (five of which we'd be heavily medicated) ---OR--- we could take the plunge now and enjoy it for 25 years. She agreed, and the rest is history. The Terry is gone and the AS is already heavily in use! Still planning one more trip this fall before it gets winterized and stored for the season. Already talking about next year's tripping!
I continually tease my wife about having a trailer in storage for years... Your's must have a field day with you!
We have a total of 53 acres up here. Sure is nice to have a little elbow room! We feel the same way. I can't imagine a better place in the world to live. If you ever get up this way, you 'll have to let us know!