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Old 12-14-2013, 01:08 PM   #43
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Are you retired ?
Semi-retired last year, "more retired" this past year ... and will be even more retired next ... but I can also work from the road when necessary, and that has helped us get out there more often. Love it. We lived in the Bambi for 4 months in our front yard a couple years back while our home was being repaired after a flood. What a godsend that was!
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #44
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We will spend around 150 night traveling in 2014. Up from around 100 this year.

I am on here 4-6 times a day in the winter, much less in the summer or when traveling

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Old 12-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #45
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We managed to exceed 140 days in 2011 and 2012, but fell short this year as our immobile homestead needed extensive maintenance: only 41 so far.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #46
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We spend about 6-8 weeks in the trailer escaping the cold weather each winter, typically Arizona or Florida with various stops en route. Have been to California with it a couple of times too.

This annual getaway is the main reason we have the trailer. Many people stay south a lot longer than we do, but generally we both feel we are ready to head home after that period of time.

Other than that, we get away with it maybe twice during the summer, sometimes traveling with our daughter and her family who recently got into RV'ing, and often just the two of us will go away for a week or two in September when everyone's kids are back in school and Provincial / State parks are easy to get into.

The main reason we don't use it more is that we store the trailer about a half hour from our house and it is a bit of a pain bringing it home, cleaning and packing it for shorter trips.

As well, in summer, I like to travel on a few overnighters with our motorcycle. I built a small luggage trailer to tow behind so we have plenty of storage space for the two of us.

When at home, I spend quite a lot of time on the internet, and check this forum usually several times a day for threads that interest me and news!

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Old 12-14-2013, 07:43 PM   #47
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The question was the amount of time we travel (all the answers seem to be how many nights we slept) versus time we are on the forum.

I am on the forum almost every day. I guess 350 days out of 365.
As for sleeping in my Airstream, I keep a travel / maintenance log, so these nights are accurate:
28 nights - 2010 - (25 in 30' & 3 in 25') (retired Dec 2010)
90 nights - 2011
107 nights - 2012
120 nights - 2013 (84 in 25' & 36 in 34') (includes all nights thru 31 Dec 2013 since we will be away from home)

We hope to add 30 more days away in 2014. Though we have no plans to full time.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:01 PM   #48
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From....."Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are"

A very inaccurate concept....may be closer than they appear.

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Old 12-14-2013, 11:06 PM   #49
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We will spend around 150 night traveling in 2014. Up from around 100 this year.

I am on here 4-6 times a day in the winter, much less in the summer or when traveling

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Wow Gary living in Ohio that's a lot of nights. It's really cool to see that so many of you actually do spend a lot of time in the AS on the road.... Congrats!
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:09 PM   #50
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We managed to exceed 140 days in 2011 and 2012, but fell short this year as our immobile homestead needed extensive maintenance: only 41 so far.
I'm seriously jealous.... You must be retired?
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:09 PM   #51
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Since June of 2006 we have spent 1,378 nights in the Airstream and we have towed it 120,000 miles. This amounts to 47% of our time.

We will try to do better in the future.

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Old 12-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #52
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The question was the amount of time we travel (all the answers seem to be how many nights we slept) versus time we are on the forum.

I am on the forum almost every day. I guess 350 days out of 365.
As for sleeping in my Airstream, I keep a travel / maintenance log, so these nights are accurate:
28 nights - 2010 - (25 in 30' & 3 in 25') (retired Dec 2010)
90 nights - 2011
107 nights - 2012
120 nights - 2013 (84 in 25' & 36 in 34') (includes all nights thru 31 Dec 2013 since we will be away from home)

We hope to add 30 more days away in 2014. Though we have no plans to full time.
Very interesting.... Two Airstreams? How do you decide which one goes and which stays? I keep a log book too. I imagine a lot of us do. It surprises me how much time people spend on the forum.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #53
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Same here unless you are hardy enough to camp in-40 weather.
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Since June of 2006 we have spent 1,378 nights in the Airstream and we have towed it 120,000 miles. This amounts to 47% of our time.

We will try to do better in the future.

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Brian,

You make me feel like an old Airstream window.



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Old 12-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #56
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About 40 nights in 2013- it increases every year-
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