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Old 12-13-2013, 10:00 PM   #15
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usually 100 to 120 nights per year

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Old 12-13-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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We try to camp (or is it glamping) 1 weekend (3-4 days) a month between April and November, with a 7-10 day longer trip thrown in. Our current work schedule limits the number of weekends we both have off.

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Old 12-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #17
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I got 160 nights in 2013 both for work and pleasure. Now we r in winter, so used for naps couple times a week or just as a little escape.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:20 PM   #18
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I've lived in mine full time since Sept. 2011. Baby gets new shoes tomorrow morning, then the first trip in a long time next week. Nice to be mobile, insured, and hooked up again!
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:50 PM   #19
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When we did the "math" to see if the AS was a good purchase decision, we figured we'd need to use it about 3 nights avg a month to have it pencil out. We based this on what we'd spend on a hotel room, and having the trailer would have the forcing effect of making us actually get out on weekends. Winter messes up that calculation a bit, but Oct we did 2 nights, and Nov we got in 7 nights, so we are exceeding our min average so far. Dec-Feb will be tough unless we can get south.

30 nights a year is the min goal.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:39 AM   #20
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We do about 60 nights per year in the Airstream, some pure vacation, some logging in to work via DSL line.

I check the forum daily when I'm at home. And when I'm home, I'm often planning, researching or working on the tail end of our interior re-do.

All of it is valuable, refreshing and rewarding. I honestly think that I wouldn't enjoy the trailer half so much if it didn't give me something to tinker on and a bunch of great people to yack to about it.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:47 AM   #21
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Full time nomad... 790 nights thus far. Only 2 nights spent in a resort!
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:21 AM   #22
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In the past six weeks, I've spent 28 days under my Airstream... Do those count?
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:37 AM   #23
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Sadly, only 45 days last year. Now the trailer is in storage for the winter and I am counting down the days until it is time to bring it home. My husband finally retired, but aging parents tie us down.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #24

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Forces beyond my control have kept "Cloudsplitter" on the pad for the last year.

I've been Bench Streaming here just to keep from leaving planet Earth.

"if life is just a highway…
then my soul is just a car"

“We were young and knew we are old and everyone else knows everything.”

"The hardest thing about Airstreaming, clearing your head and accepting how others feel it’s supposed to be done"…..

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Old 12-14-2013, 08:19 AM   #25
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6-8 months a year, depnding on the year.

Recently completed 130 consecutive days.

🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #26
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my turn

For me, still working 50 hours week. I get in at least one 4 day a month March-Nov. I also had some longer week trips, so 50-55 days/nights this past year. MPJ
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #27
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Between living in the frozen north and neither of us retired yet....about 35 - 60 nights a year in the AS. Realize, it is winterized and in storage from mid-November to early March.

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #28
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Been working on my AS for about 3 years. I am doing a full-monte, and hope to be done in the summer, and launch in the fall for a full-timing, Cristopher Columbusish experience. Hoping to experience new geography, climates, and states of mind.

So 100% web surfing, 0% far...although, I may have fallen asleep under the AS while riveting the belly pan.

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