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Old 03-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Wondering about this...

Is there such a thing as (creating a new phrase here) 'part time full timing"

What I mean is six to eight months (maybe) of the year you are on the road, the remainder you are at a 'base'...

I love the idea of full timing, but I am one of those who seems stuck to his mail box, his 'library', and so forth...
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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How about a 70%'er or something like that???
Sort of the inverse of the biker 1%'er....
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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Is there such a thing as (creating a new phrase here) 'part time full timing"

What I mean is six to eight months (maybe) of the year you are on the road, the remainder you are at a 'base'...

I love the idea of full timing, but I am one of those who seems stuck to his mail box, his 'library', and so forth...
Sounds like PTFT to me. I think a little nail polish remover will get you loose from that mailbox. . . :-)
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We may fall into this category. We have had Lucy since June 1, 2006. We have now camped in her for 1,013 nights. That works out to 46% of our time in the Airstream over this nearly six year period. We do not go somewhere and stay for months at a time. We are constantly on the move. We rarely stay more than a week in one location.

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We may fall into this category. We have had Lucy since June 1, 2006. We have now camped in her for 1,013 nights. That works out to 46% of our time in the Airstream over this nearly six year period. We do not go somewhere and stay for months at a time. We are constantly on the move. We rarely stay more than a week in one location.

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Brian:
I think Butch and Sundance moved every week, too! Best stay away from those rallies in Bolivia! :-)
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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We are in the southern states six months over winter each year to enjoy warm weather, meet people, and sightsee. Wouldn't give up our home either. Constant travel month after month does not appeal to us, we go to different places and settle in for awhile. Some places a short stay, some months at a time.

You would find the best weather at home in cooler months and traveling the north in the summer.

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"Snowbird" if you are trying to stay warm in your travels. We've spent a little over six months living in Sylvia during the past year but are currently back home in Idaho.
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We may fall into this category. We have had Lucy since June 1, 2006. We have now camped in her for 1,013 nights. That works out to 46% of our time in the Airstream over this nearly six year period. We do not go somewhere and stay for months at a time. We are constantly on the move. We rarely stay more than a week in one location.

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Curious.....'1013 nights'......do you mark each night on a wall in your 'cell'?

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We would be part-time fulltimers.

8-9 months of travel each year, and wouldn't give up our little house for anything.

Have to have a home place, to spread out a bit, for holiday gatherings and overnights with the grandbabies.

The perfect balance, in our opinion.


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Old 03-31-2012, 08:36 PM   #10
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It's what I'm planning on doing. When in the States, in the Bambino. When in Europe, in a small flat. (Admittedly right now, it's a big flat. But the plan is small eventually.)

Now, if I was staying in the States, I think I'd try to find some land and build a three room "house" with a semi-enclosed deck for the Bambino to "dock" in, so I have a living room/office, bathroom with a tub, and storage space. Maybe a full size oven too.

I'm divesting myself of most of my books and getting Kindle or Books versions. I'll be a happy camper when they start doing knitting eBooks for major craft publishers...
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Ah Zlee...I do enjoy my Kindle but there are too many books that are not on Kindle that furnish far to much enjoyment to me to part with...Almost no fly tying books for example, none of the Larry Gonick "Cartoon Guide to..' [whatever], suprisingly few 'Dummy' books...not much Pat McManus, John Gierach, or Leonard M Wright.

And it is surprising when you look on Amazon at Airstream/RV books the number that are not on Kindle...you'd think that would be the first thought of a publisher of those books..But it doesn't seem to be..

Ideally what I want is a Kindle the size of a lap top, with the books/authors mentioned above and some others..Any book that leans heavily on pictures illustrations etc needs more display space than on the current Kindle...
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Ah Zlee...I do enjoy my Kindle but there are too many books that are not on Kindle that furnish far to much enjoyment to me to part with...Almost no fly tying books for example, none of the Larry Gonick "Cartoon Guide to..' [whatever], suprisingly few 'Dummy' books...not much Pat McManus, John Gierach, or Leonard M Wright.

And it is surprising when you look on Amazon at Airstream/RV books the number that are not on Kindle...you'd think that would be the first thought of a publisher of those books..But it doesn't seem to be..

Ideally what I want is a Kindle the size of a lap top, with the books/authors mentioned above and some others..Any book that leans heavily on pictures illustrations etc needs more display space than on the current Kindle...
We went to NOOKs last year for travel, but have many paper books that are must-have's and will continue to buy more.

The space-economy is so amazing. We used to ship books home when we were on the road, so we had room for more. Stored them under the benches and in various nooks and crannies.

We bought one, then daughter #1 gave us hers when she bought an IPad, soe we are one for each. Better than trying to read on the smartphone, but that is doable.

Aaaaah, technology.


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Much better than without! I get books still, but so much less now with the iPad. Totally worth it.

Funny thing about phones, I thought trying to read and constantly flipping pages would be maddening...but I don't even notice it.
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Well Zlee, we're gonna have to agree to disagree on this one..I am a major league big full blown hopeless book addict..While I do enjoy my Kindle, that said, there is something I find very satisfying in holding the book, turning the pages...this 'feeling' just isn't there with the Kindle..though I happily admit the Kindle's conveience.
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