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Old 12-13-2013, 09:00 PM   #15
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usually 100 to 120 nights per year

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Old 12-13-2013, 09:02 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, 09:07 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, 09:20 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!
AIR 57698, TAC NM-9.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:50 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, 12:39 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, 02:47 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, 04:21 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, 06:37 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, 06:55 AM   #24

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Thumbs up

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"

AF #1

"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:19 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, 07:35 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, 07:38 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, 07:48 AM   #28
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Columbus , Ohio
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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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