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Old 06-20-2019, 05:21 PM   #1
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I'd like several garages all over the country

I'd like to keep my Airstream in garages say Montana, east coast near Boston, maybe in the southwest. Just fly to it and travel, then fly home. Seems like there would be a huge demand.

The garage space would have full hookups, and I need to be able to Uber to the garage from the airport.
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:33 PM   #2
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So, invest in the property, build those garages. They will come. A self driving car for each gets you from the airport to the storage.

Or you could hire a driver to deliver the rig where you want to travel.

Or you could just buy an airplane big enough to carry the rig. No Uber needed.

You have options. Pat
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Few years back, we met a family that travelled in their RV each summer. At the end of the summer, they'd leave the RV in storage at the location where their trip left off. Then, the next summer, they'd fly to that location and start their trip from there. Pretty clever!
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Few years back, we met a family that travelled in their RV each summer. At the end of the summer, they'd leave the RV in storage at the location where their trip left off. Then, the next summer, they'd fly to that location and start their trip from there. Pretty clever!
Except that means they only use it three months out of the year. Such a waste.
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I'd like to keep my Airstream in garages say Montana, east coast near Boston, maybe in the southwest. Just fly to it and travel, then fly home. Seems like there would be a huge demand.

The garage space would have full hookups, and I need to be able to Uber to the garage from the airport.
So you'd only use it to vacation in? Class B or Trailer? And leave the truck there? Fly?

I travel by truck and trailer so I don't have to fly. See like no demand.
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I travel by truck and trailer so I don't have to fly. See like no demand.
I travel by truck and trailer also, but it takes me 3 hard days to cross the country. So that's three over, three back, almost a week of travel.

Right now my trailer is in Mesa , AZ, I will be flying there to travel up the CA coast. I might leave it in MT on the way back, fly back out for hunting in MT, then drive back.

What I am saying is that it would be cool to have/share garages with other like minded travelers, garages that have full hookups. You could move your trailer around the country and swap/share spaces.

I think there would be huge demand. Right now just try find a garage spot. They are all taken, then if you find one, you typically have a 12 month lease.

If I were retired, I might think otherwise, but I don't have the time to drive for days and days.
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Sorry for your troubles . . . there are probably many people on Earth who would like to trade places with you.

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Sorry for your troubles . . . there are probably many people on Earth who would like to trade places with you.

Why would you imply that I have troubles? I was trying to start conversion about a cool concept and to be frank, I am surprised at the negativity here.

Not sure where you are seeing in my typing I do not feel blessed to take my family across the US in an Airstream, I did not type anything to be judged like that.

I am wasting my time on this forum.
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Wow, tough crowd! We live in RI and our retirement dream is to move to VT, build or buy a small house with a place for the AS, travel south from the start of November through the end of December each year, return to VT for the snow season, January-March, and travel again for a couple months during the wet soggy spring season. Your garage plan would work well for a place to leave the trailer down south during the winter Jan-March period.
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I'd like to keep my Airstream in garages say Montana, east coast near Boston, maybe in the southwest. Just fly to it and travel, then fly home. Seems like there would be a huge demand.



The garage space would have full hookups, and I need to be able to Uber to the garage from the airport.


Sounds like an interesting evolution in the sharing economy. I mean - who would have thought excess capacity in your home would create a company that sells no product and is current worth over $50B?? Or excess capacity in your car (if you’re going my way anyway) would lead to 2 ride share IPOs??

I think there’s something there to explore. Good luck!
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Since you asked, Ted, it just struck me that this is a classic "first-world problem" that's all, in comparison to the lousy news in the world IMO.



Over and out.
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What I am saying is that it would be cool to have/share garages with other like minded travelers, garages that have full hookups. You could move your trailer around the country and swap/share spaces.

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That would be something... but, I'm afraid I might forget where I last left my AS and end up somewhere it wasn't. 😜 I guess I'm just at that age where I just want to get in the truck and go... wherever... 🤷🏽*♀️ But, I guess that's just me. 🙂 Good luck 🤞🏼 with your plan.
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Actually, folks, all he is talking about is the classic time share operation. We constantly warn our clients against the purchase of time shares unless they are truly using them. I could see where he could put together, say, a 6 bay facility and share the costs with other owners. A calendar system tracks who needs a bay on what dates. That's how timeshares work.

I'm not advising this, but, many many people are doing this already with simply the right to stay in a room/condo.
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I understand your desire. I just don't see the demand. I'm seeing covered parking showing up in certain places, but all over for temp parking storage, with full hook up no.

I have history of travel for work. So I can pass on some places. Somebody said it takes three hard days to cross the country........sure been there done that. No thanks.

Inside storage no, but you could rent a site monthly with hook ups. Many come, store and return in Florida. Some areas have covered storage. Some northern areas talk here about inside storage during winter. So the storage areas exist.
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