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Old 04-01-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
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Just doing some research into the thought of full timing in an Air Stream. Someone had a 27 - 30 foot parked out on the street and I think I noticed just an power extension cord hookup. Can you set up shop anywhere or do you always need to be near a power to charge the batteries? What a way to beat the average home price of 650k in Southern California!
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That’s a huge question. With a large enough solar system and battery bank you could remain off grid as long as you water supply and waste water holding tanks would allow. Or you could use a generator to charge or battery. The problem would be city ordnance’s. Living in California you guys regulate yourselves to death. There are places you could set up and stay for sure. Lot rent would be cheaper that a 650 k house and up keep for sure.
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GM thanks for the reply. Do you full time it? And did you buy a used Airstream when you first started?
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If you can be nomadic you can “rent” spaces at KOA’s or other full hook up campgrounds for 3-400 a month.
Or as mentioned above, use a generator or spend up front money on a full solar package.
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GM thanks for the reply. Do you full time it? And did you buy a used Airstream when you first started?
We do not full time. Approx 100 nights per year is all I can swing as I still work and have two kids in school.
We did buy a gently used 2014 international 23D in late 2015.
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We full time. Work remotely. Seek out free camping. Southern California sounds like a tough place to find long term free camping, but I have to admit that I haven't tried.

We do just fine parked in a field for a couple weeks at a time. 400 watts of solar panels seem to be more than sufficient for our needs as long as we have access to a good bit if sky. Forest camping is much more difficult in that regard.

Need a place to dump gray water after a week or two. Can't run the air conditioner on solar, so we have to use the wheels or pay for hookups when it gets too hot.
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