So I am going to come clean about my situation.
What better place to share and be honest about what I have done then on here. You are all going to think I am completely mental. I haven't even told my family back in the U.K. that I am doing this.
Aside from putting the cart before the horse in terms of tow vehicles, I went against all the good advice on this forum. I have jumped in head first.
My situation is this. I am a freelance journalist by trade, but my spare time is taken up by dog rescue. I volunteer with a group that rescues dogs off Death Row at the dog pound (they euthanize 200 a week in the LA area) and we rehabilitate (if necessary) and rehome them.
I have four of my own dogs, and I always have foster dogs aswell. At the moment I have two that I rescued from a horder who had 137 dogs confiscated.
So my landlady found out that I had more than 3 dogs and asked me to stop fostering. I said that wasn't going to happen, so we agreed amicably (she is returning my huge deposit) and I am moving out at the end of this month. I want to stay in the Ojai area, but not only are there a very few rentals available at the moment, they all say "one small pet considered." Yeah right. I have been getting increasingly desperate about where I am going to live. Literally waking up in the middle of the night in a sweat.
Which brings me to my Airstream Sovereign
. I did not buy it just because I didn't want to get rid of my dogs. I have a gypsy spirit and am happiest outdoors and surrounded by nature. My Mum used to have a Romany "gypsy caravan" - the painted horse-drawn ones and we used to spend our summers going on holiday in it - camping every night.
I am planning on living in my Airstream and I am renting a plot of land. I haven't found the ideal plot yet but I do have options incase nothing pops up.
I have a monthly income because I own my own property back in London and I also earn money from journalism, but the latter is feast or famine, so I am very much working to a budget on what I can do.
I am feeling incredibly stressed that I have bitten off more than I can chew. I do need to replace the axles, but the tires and bearings etc are all good and Nils said it will make the 140 miles back to Ojai when I pick it up tomorrow. If not, the person I am buying it off is a Paramedic and he has promised to come and rescue me if i get taken out by an articulated lorry.
Anway, please don't feel you have to respond to this, I just needed to get it off my chest.