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Old 02-16-2016, 12:44 PM   #15
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Like absolutely everyone who has gone full-time, you are faced with negotiating what sacrifices are worth the effort. The sages who have chimed in are right, as usual, but this newbie wants you to know that even this obstacle can be overcome to make a life on the road possible. It is worth the sacrifice because your creative spirit will thank you tenfold.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:48 PM   #16
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PS: Read The Piano Tuner, by Daniel Mason, an excellent read and I wish you all the best.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:25 PM   #17
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I travel with an electric....it's impossible, absolutely impossible, to full time with a piano in a MOVING Airstream (for that matter any moving RV) I started off with a Korg but replaced it with a Yamaha that imo is the closest in feel to my Steinway at home...That's my other baby besides my boats and RVs...but I don't think it's possible to put a concert grand in an RV, hell even Prevost convo makers and Newell would say no (on the Newell front I happen to know they said not a chance pal, but they did install a very slick 88 key electric setup in the rig)
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:52 PM   #18
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LucasS - in fairness, the OP is talking about an upright - I mentioned my Yamaha C7 and may have confused the issue.

Maybe another option is an 88-key Fender Rhodes? These weigh in at about 150#, have a delicious mellow tone (hammers on tines instead of strings), are slightly less temperamental (a bit - not entirely) than an acoustic upright. You could "unpack it" and store it over the axles while in transit and then set it up wherever you're camping so that would ease some of those problems. You'd still have to run it through your trailer sound system or some other form of amplification/headphones (it can be played VERY quietly without an amp).

I was wrong on the Silent Piano. It's a full acoustic with an additional feature that disconnects the hammers from the strings to trigger digital samples you can listen to by headphone. In that case - a digital piano would be a more reasonable choice for an Airstream.

It would be good to know why having an acoustic is a must....

If it's so important that a digital version is a non-starter, perhaps building a custom trailer that addresses consistent temp/humidity, travel shock absorption, proper weight balance while on the road etc. would be your next step. Not cheap but if this is an absolute must and you have the cash, anything is eventually possible. 😃
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:54 PM   #19
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Traveling with a traditional piano (i.e., real) in an RV???

I'm sure this post was a hoax.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:02 PM   #20
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Actually - I'm wrong again. Jacobjm started another thread with a wish list including space for his grand piano.


Jacob - I love your vision and passion. It's not impossible, but it's going to cost a ton. If you are up for that, knock yourself out! If not - warm up to a digital piano and enjoy camping 😃
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So I've been giving full-timing some thought, but there's one thing I can't live without and it's a real, acoustic piano. If I were to live in an Airstream, I'd have to take my piano with me (465 lbs).

1) What would it take to do this?
2) Which Airstream model would be the best for this?

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This has to be a joke. if not then maybe I should consider traveling with my full size china cabinet. I bet if my hubby drove real slow nothing would break.
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You would need to tune it after every trip down the road....


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Hmmm...I do recall seeing an article & pictures in a magazine a number of years ago that was about a couple who used to go to all the International Rallies (possibly in the 70's or 80's?) with an upright piano in their Airstream...I have no idea how it would weather the ride or stay in tune - but it has been done! I'll have to check through so old magazines and see if I can find it...

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Maybe look into one of those "toy hauler" trailers.
Storage in the back - usually with ramps - for hauling a couple of motorcycles or snowmobiles.
I don't know how you would keep it in tune but the trailer would be built for the extra weight.
You could probably get a grand into one.
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This has to be a joke. if not then maybe I should consider traveling with my full size china cabinet. I bet if my hubby drove real slow nothing would break.
Don't people want to hear a piano in front of a campfire?
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