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Old 12-21-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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I am or was confused about full timing

I just realized that I am confused about what the term full timing means. You all live in your trailers full time... I thought it meant that you are working on it full time. I had planned to full time it for the next two weeks, but now it doesn't feel as glamourous.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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Hi. There are a lot of people that full time/live in their campers. I think it would be fun, but cant talk John in to it. I visited an Airstream park here in Tn and there are about 30 couples who live there year round. The host and her husband have been living there since 1972. They all say they love it. I suppose it would be a preference. It would cause one to get rid of a lot of "stuff" that we tend to accumulate. I for one, would be willing. I also met some nice folks from the forum that fulltime. They travel around the US and love it also. Im sure there are pro's and con's and people will start to chime in shortly.
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I like the 'work on it full time' as my answer
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:13 AM   #4
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I just realized that I am confused about what the term full timing means. You all live in your trailers full time... I thought it meant that you are working on it full time. I had planned to full time it for the next two weeks, but now it doesn't feel as glamourous.
Not glamourous?

You just need to buy yourself a box of Bon-Bons and put on some feather slippers... you'll feel glamourous... then make sure to post some pictures.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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I like the 'work on it full time' as my answer
Only able to get out eight times this past season, but now I'm a

Fulltimer.....GREAT!
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:38 PM   #6
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Not glamourous?

You just need to buy yourself a box of Bon-Bons and put on some feather slippers... you'll feel glamourous... then make sure to post some pictures.
O that paint's a picture

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I just realized that I am confused about what the term full timing means. You all live in your trailers full time... I thought it meant that you are working on it full time. I had planned to full time it for the next two weeks, but now it doesn't feel as glamourous.
That's what I want to do more, full time-part time! It really helps you access what a person really needs to enjoy life. We have lots of downsizing and culling out to do even if we maintain a residence. We find it very refreshing and freeing to do with so much less. However after a long time out it still is a pleasure for us to return home for awhile. So we aren't "there" yet but we can appreciate the lifestyle the fulltimers live and see how far we can get in that direction.

But glamorous...well glam is in the eye of the beholder and the person out there voguing ...more like living deliberately and being adventurous, relying on ingenuity from time to time and handling the unexpected.
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I just realized that I am confused about what the term full timing means. You all live in your trailers full time... I thought it meant that you are working on it full time. I had planned to full time it for the next two weeks, but now it doesn't feel as glamourous.
LOL!

Obviously time for new Forums definitions:

Full time living -- FTL
Full time restorer/refurbisher -- FTR
Full time worker -- FTW (poor bastards*, sorry for you)


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Old 12-21-2007, 08:17 PM   #10
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Overlander62,
As your question reveils you are still in the distorted haze brought on by a new love and cannot tell the differance between the time spent working on the trailer and what it was actually to be used for.
The differance between the terms has been been explained by earlier posts very well so far.
The early love phase will fade if restoration extends several years and your "full time" work will evolve into the final phase of restoration, which is "Hard Time". This includes budget denials, always finding sites closest to the campground restrooms, because you tore out the original bathroom and possibly the worst sitution of all, multiple trailer disorder. This is when you resort to purchasing another trailer that has at least two working items to attend rallies and also has a part you can steal later for your favorite trailer.
We all know these people! Always keep your eye on the prize...that is to get the old girl back on the road and out having fun. Part time, full time, anytime.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:02 PM   #11
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Sorry everyone this was my attempt at humor, I know the difference between full timing and working full time. I even know the difference between right and wrong. I have trouble with right and left due to dyslexia though.

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Brother you have my love for you own the right year... But I ask, what if we are using Anna for her intended purpose come April? What if I don't let it drag on for years? Is it not possible to get it done or very close to done in a few months time? With a little dedication and ambition mountains can be moved

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I want you to know I have never felt like such a young buck as I do reading your posts... you act so young, but you keep telling me I am a youngin. How old are you old man? Do you want my address so you can send the ex by? I am looking for a bucking partner and maybe she would fit the bill. I look forward to sitting down face to face with you so you can see my petraglyph photos.
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Hi. There are a lot of people that full time/live in their campers. I think it would be fun, but cant talk John in to it. I visited an Airstream park here in Tn and there are about 30 couples who live there year round. The host and her husband have been living there since 1972. They all say they love it. I suppose it would be a preference. It would cause one to get rid of a lot of "stuff" that we tend to accumulate. I for one, would be willing. I also met some nice folks from the forum that fulltime. They travel around the US and love it also. Im sure there are pro's and con's and people will start to chime in shortly.
Hi, Tammy. I don't know about you, but I need more room than what's inside of my trailer to set up and use my sewing machine.
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Hi, Michelle. From what I've read about you lately, "I live in mine full time" means your tow vehicle; And your Airstream, part time.
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Not glamourous?

You just need to buy yourself a box of Bon-Bons and put on some feather slippers... you'll feel glamourous... then make sure to post some pictures.
I could have gone all day without haveing that mental picture...
It's been a while since this thread went around, some good material in it:http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...logy-7597.html
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