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Old 10-04-2012, 07:11 AM   #1
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Living in an Airstream

Hello. Thank you for your feedback here.

I have been living in a 29' RV for about 3 years and really like it. Now, I'd like to consider moving into an Airstream. I have a carport shelter about 30', so I want my new living quarters to be under that length. Would consider going as small as 25'.

I'm happy to consider older models, that don't leak. (My RV leaks and that is unacceptable for me.)

I would appreciate any advise you may offer about what to look at. I live in the Atlanta area and would prefer to see Airstreams within about 50 or miles from here.

Also, I would need to hire someone to tow it to my property. Any suggestions about where to look for that help?

Thank you much for all you do.


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Old 10-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Hello, Patricia, and welcome to! This IS the place to find out the answer to any and all questions regarding Airstreams that you may have.

My first comment is that, to my knowledge and experience, ALL RVs leak, Airstream or otherwise. The leaks are a maintenance issue, so start reading up on the many threads that talk about them. In fact, when people on here first buy an Airstream, we try to always caution them to look for leaks and seal them up first, BEFORE they start doing anything else to their trailers.

Secondly, your post is only looking for advice on what the differences are between the various models. When you have decided on what you want to buy, you don't have to go far to find a good source to buy one. We have our own busy Classifieds!

Other members know that if they want to offer you a trailer they own, this is not permitted on the Forums, and they should put an ad up if they want to sell, or contact you off-line.

Another issue that is an important one to understand is that many communities do not allow living in trailers that are parked on private property in a residential area. This is important since if your DO make it your full-time abode, you will want to connect the trailer to services such as electricity, water, and a sanitary sewer. Make very sure your community allows this before you go and install those things.

Good luck finding the trailer of your dreams, and be sure to post lots of photos of it when you do!

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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From what I read, I understood the carport (and permissions to live there) are already in place, is this correct? Parked under a carport, the leaks will be minimal. With regular maintenance on the vents in the roof you should be fine...

Stop by your local technical school shop class, or friendly repair garage, and you should be able to find an honest young man (or two) with a pickup truck and some towing experience who is willing to help you move a trailer for the cost of gas and some pocket money.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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We have a very active Airstream group here in GA. It is a unit of the WBCCI and we own a campground just north of Helen, GA. We are holding our fall rally on October 17-21 at the Top of Georgia Airstream Park. I would invite you up to take a look. There will be around a hundred Airstreams there and will give you a great opportunity to see the different layouts. If you drop by on Saturday, I am sure you won't have any trouble getting a look inside. Airstreamers are always happy to show off their rigs.
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