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Old 01-29-2011, 08:27 AM   #15
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I live in southern Maine and dream of owning some land farther north, for weekend stays in the Airstream. Why is winter not viable? I think the hardest part would be the distance from a job, not the winterizing of the Airstream.
I have not spent a winter in an Airstream, but have been camping in the low 20s. Airstreams really are not insulated for cold weather. Combined with metal walls they tend to get a lot of condensation when it's cold outside. Also your furnace will be running just about all the time.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:32 AM   #16
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i wouldn't consider living in PA or Maine full time in an AS.

I think i can get away with it in TN or northern GA unless i am missing something.

Even if i have to rent a place for a month or two that's not too bad.

Meanwhile I'll be working on building some type of permanent cabin.

Not interested in septic as i plan to use a composting toilet. but a well and electric are must have, unless the land is dirt cheap and i can afford wind or solar.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:33 AM   #17
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:38 AM   #18
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i wouldn't consider living in PA or Maine full time in an AS.

I think i can get away with it in TN or northern GA unless i am missing something.

Even if i have to rent a place for a month or two that's not too bad.

Meanwhile I'll be working on building some type of permanent cabin.

Not interested in septic as i plan to use a composting toilet. but a well and electric are must have, unless the land is dirt cheap and i can afford wind or solar.

Welcome to the forums george99!

We live in TN, we enjoy it and the seasonal changes, but dislike the humidity in the summer. Lots of great places to travel and camp and it's pretty much centrally located, as far as wanting to travel north or south. We've lived in TX for 'bout 8 yrs. enjoyed that too. I would have no problem moving back to TX......., as long as it's from the middle of the state and eastward. West TX is too dry and sandy. Don't always count on "what's for sale", we bought our current property, and at that time it wasn't even for sale, just looked up the owner and made an offer!

Good luck on your search, Steelegood.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:48 AM   #19
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i wouldn't consider living in PA or Maine full time in an AS.

I think i can get away with it in TN or northern GA unless i am missing something.

Even if i have to rent a place for a month or two that's not too bad.

Meanwhile I'll be working on building some type of permanent cabin.

Not interested in septic as i plan to use a composting toilet. but a well and electric are must have, unless the land is dirt cheap and i can afford wind or solar.
I bought some property in the hills of southern of Ohio a few years ago,before I could even get an address,I had to have health department come out and inspect my septic.That might be another problem you can run into,and I even had a composting out house. Dave
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:50 AM   #20
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George, coming to this thread late.

If you haven't decided yet. The southern piedmont area of Virginia is rolling and lovely. There is a lot of land available and relatively cheap. I would look west of Interstate 95, south of Petersburg, and east of the Blue Ridge. Lots small to medium sized towns. Tons of stuff to do all over the state.

But my personal favorite place is in the Shenandoah Valley of VA. I hope to retire there, or find some land and stay there a lot with an AS. The winters are colder there than the Piedmont though.
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Agree, the GSOT is full, no room for any more, please ya'll, go west to CA, OR, WA or HI.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:53 PM   #23
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We like interesting places and people, but low populations, where you need little heat or air conditioning. That may mean relocating twice a year, and that makes life better too.
We spend six months in the lake country of Minnesota and six months in the Southwest. There are many, many good choices if you can move about a little (that's the reason for the Airstream).

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Old 09-26-2011, 04:44 PM   #24
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If you are able now one thing to do would be to buy the airstream and hit the road. Give you a chance to look at the areas and check the local listings. There are a lot of airstream parks where you can stay fairly inexpensively and get a feel for the area. You must have some specific requirments for the area? or not. Off the top of my head here are some areas we liked. Around Pasco, Washington. Climate is moderated and I think you could do it year round. There is a airstream park in Olympia you could stay at for the west coast thing. I fly fish. probably would be Hamilton, Mt for me but not in the winter. We live in Knoxville. Each time I drive north of Nashville I think how pretty the land is in TN and Kentucky. We have a lot in Travelers Rest in Floriday, near Dade City. Nice rural area. Wythville, Va and Floyd Va. I thought about buying a lot or land somewhere and decided against it. We go on the road for 4 or more months each year and I don't want to be tied down to maintaining property. Whoever said "thas why they have wheels" had got it for me.
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Look at south central CO - near Antonito. 40+ acre lots available near the Conejos and Pinos Rivers. Very nice and affordable.
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If you are looking for a year round place. Antonito is not it. Alamosa is about 30 miles north and it can get to -40F in the winter. There are only about 90 days of frost free weather in the San Louis Valley a year.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #27
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I am here now on the forgotten coast in the panhandle of North Florida. Everything is for sale, much of it right by the water, and around Carrabelle/Eastpoint/Apalachicola Florida, you can grab five acres and be out in the middle of nowhere, yet 15 minutes to anything you need.

Take a look - St. George Island is just down the road, and it's a gorgeous 22 miles of no-crowd beach.

It's the best of both worlds and it's as cheap as I've ever seen it.
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Sorry! I misspelled San Luis.
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