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Old 12-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Full-Timing and LOVING It

Through a great personal upheaval in my lifestyle I found myself forced into living much more frugally (divorce is an awful thing). I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Airstreams so I finally decided to move into that direction. So with help of some friends and a LOT of testicular fortitude I took the plunge and got a 1975 25' Trade Wind International.

Boy it was rough. No flooring, broken appliances and dirty as heck. But with a tremendous amount of elbow grease and some help from the wonderful folks on this board I finally moved into my AS the day after thanksgiving. Some small issues with water heaters, refrigerators and the occasional bump on the ol' coconut but overall I happy as a clam. I'm routinely surprised at the storage in these things. Very well thought out.

My kids absolutely love it too when they come to visit.

Eventually I will remake over the interior and exterior but for now its meeting my needs (not my wants).

If you have a suggestion on how to make full timing more enjoyable I'd love to hear your story or suggestions.

1975 25' Airstream TradeWind International - Under Renovation
2012 MB ML350 BlueTec
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Congratulations, and good for you!

Sounds like you are making a new life and doing a fine job of it.

Good luck to you.

🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
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