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Old 11-05-2012, 08:00 PM   #121
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After not being very active on this forum for a few months, I'm back for a bit. We've been researching for about two years now, and have decided that a motor home would best suit our intended needs, at least at first. We plan to travel a great deal, moving 2-4 times each month. While we're parked, though, we want to explore the area. For us, at least, we think that a DP with an economical toad fits the bill the best.

I'm sure that we'll settle somewhere eventually, and take trips to particular places, being gone for a few days to a few months. At that time an Airstream would probably be a better bet for us.

Yes, I have looked at Airstream motor homes, and they don't fit our needs.

An Airstream isn't for everyone, and it is probably better for one to find that out before purchasing one rather than after. Julianne, I've said that I'd rather ask a thousand questions before writing a large check than ask one question a thousand times afterward. Ask your questions and work on your "mission profile." Airstream people are a pretty friendly group, and generally pretty knowledgeable about their coaches. They'll help you figure out what you need, and they just might lead you to the perfect coach for you.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #122
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i was a newbie in the forums and yes they/ you guys were very helpful. that was 3 years of full timing ago. 100 degree days, 0 degree nights. broken
things, improvised things. everyday a challenge and a victory. it keeps me young so a big thank you too all. especially the cat who turned me on to a free factory service manual. happy trails. would love to share my learnen.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #123
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I don't know about those other guys....

Some of us are unfortunately stuck in our stick homes.

My wife looked at me the other day and asked, "How long until we can downsize and move into our camper?" We both can't wait.

We've determined the best thing for us right now is to wait it out and plan until the kids aren't in school anymore. We've only got six more school years.

Meanwhile....we find every excuse we can to get out in our camper.

Since we've got so many years until this can happen, it should go absolutely perfectly when we get to this point, right?

Unless someone wants to sponsor a full-time traveling family....
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:31 PM   #124
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3) Wannabe fulltimer disappears from the forum never to be heard from again.

I wonder where they've all gone.

I wonder if any of them made it past six weeks.

It wonders me.
We full timed for 2 years out on the road. Live another 2 1/2 years in our MH on a leased site.

That was too long for mama to go without a bath tub to soak in.

We bought a house, but still have Laverne. Looking forward to some rallies this year. We thought about a name change when we lost our black lab Lou. Now there are 4 dogs as we rescued 2 more from the pound.

When mama gets that itching gypsy feeling in her bones again, there's always the possibility of the open road again. I still have a house for sale sign.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:13 AM   #125
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50 Gallon Durapride Stock Tank - GEMPLER'S

ta-da. Just need a screen room with solid side panels for privacy


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Old 01-31-2013, 10:30 PM   #126
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I have been quiet, but not gone. I finally made my trailer purchase Monday!

My pretty lady is a 1968 Streamline Empress. At 28' she's larger than I was originally planning on purchasing, but I'm ecstatically happy with her.

My driveway rehab timetable calls for hitting the road in June.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #127
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Wow! Looks good! Love the yellow stove, mine is green.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #128
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Wow! Looks good! Love the yellow stove, mine is green.
Ahhh... harvest gold, avocado green, orange and shag carpet...
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:22 AM   #129
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What Crusty said is me. I am an avid researcher of products and method. I have spent a lot of time learning about my AS and as I update it I post questions and also findings. I am learning nearly every day. I do not full-time yet (perhaps) but camp when I can. I enjoy this forum quite a bit.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #130
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My wife & I are new to all this trailer living stuff, but we've made it past the first six weeks-- actually she has since I am out in Afghanistan --but I am coming home soon and are looking forward to spending the next many months on the road meeting y'all. This has been a dream of ours for a long time and now that we are empty-nesters it was the proper moment to go all in!
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #131
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Those people asking questions didn't disappear

They are in a type of limbo, an endless journey, an internet nightmare, a deep dark abyss ( cue Rod Sterling and Twighlight Zone music ) that I call.....Forum Search.
I know I will take heat from the forum members who tell people to search instead of answering their questions. I don't have much luck with the Search feature.
I think one reason is because people make clever, interesting, eye catching titles for their threads. it makes it hard for me to weed through and find out what I need to know. Quite often when I do a search, I find someone else who has asked a question, and a forum member posts a link to a helpful thread.

"I understand getting annoyed with laziness, but I think it is stupid to get annoyed by ignorance. Maybe that wasn't a smart thing to say. A wise man knows who is intelligent " A clever idiot wrote that ( yeah ...it was me )
So don't annoyed, take a question as a compliment
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:51 PM   #132
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #133
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My wife & I are new to all this trailer living stuff, but we've made it past the first six weeks-- actually she has since I am out in Afghanistan --but I am coming home soon and are looking forward to spending the next many months on the road meeting y'all. This has been a dream of ours for a long time and now that we are empty-nesters it was the proper moment to go all in!
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Welcome to the Airstream dream!!! I've towed my cute little Bambi Sport about 10,000 miles so far & I'm absolutely loving it!!! You guys are going to have so much fun!! I've joined the Oregon unit ( A/S) club. Our group is so neat!! a fun bunch of great people!!! I've met & rallied with the 4 corners unit members in Arizona & the Pennsylvania unit members. They are so much fun!!

So have a safe trip back from Afghanistan and enjoy your Airstream adventures!!! Take care.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:06 AM   #134
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This.

I 'checked in' a couple years ago... was gone for a time, and came back recently and have been full timing since November.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:15 PM   #135
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And, some of us had to go live life long enough to get the dream in motion...

I'm Finally out of New Orleans (where I was living) and in Indianapolis, where I'll be working on my trailer. Life was interesting and my schedule a little skewed.

Now, I'm in a quandary.

I need to transport my trailer about 100 miles from point of purchase to my driveway. My truck is currently in Texas and won't be back until the end of June. And, don't you know that's all a long story!

Does anyone have any great, creative or just interesting ideas to pass along?

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #136
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And, some of us had to go live life long enough to get the dream in motion...

I'm Finally out of New Orleans (where I was living) and in Indianapolis, where I'll be working on my trailer. Life was interesting and my schedule a little skewed.

Now, I'm in a quandary.

I need to transport my trailer about 1000-miles from point of purchase to my driveway. My truck is currently in Texas and won't be back until the end of June. And, don't you know that's all a long story!

Does anyone have any great, creative or just interesting ideas to pass along?

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(Gave an answer to this on your VK thread on your Streamline Empress.)
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #137
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #138
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Does anyone have any great, creative or just interesting ideas to pass along?

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I'm not sure any of these qualify—

1. Find someone with a truck and hitch. To find them, start a new thread: "Help—need to move Airstream 100 miles".

2. Towing companies can load it on a flatbed and bring it.

3. 4 oxen.

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:44 PM   #139
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I'm not sure any of these qualify—

1. Find someone with a truck and hitch. To find them, start a new thread: "Help—need to move Airstream 100 miles".

2. Towing companies can load it on a flatbed and bring it.

3. 4 oxen.

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You'd think my brain would have gone straight to transport companies - Indiana being the RV capital of the world, after all... But, brain fog, or something, set in. I actually have a couple prospects to track down tomorrow.

The problem has been tracking down someone with a truck, and a hitch. I just don't know anyone. However, if I were even 20 years younger, I'd go to the speedway and flirt with the pit crews to see what I could turn up. After all, all those luscious Indy cars are in town right now.

Oxen? Hmmmmm! Hadn't thought of that route, but Indiana does have a large Amish population..... *ponder*

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Airforums suffers a pattern seen on other RV related websites.

1) People who have never spent a night in an RV show up and ask all kinds of questions about fulltiming.

2) Forum members respond graciously, providing information and gentle hints that maybe it might be a good idea to go on a couple of trips first

3) Wannabe fulltimer disappears from the forum never to be heard from again.

I wonder where they've all gone.

I wonder whether any of them appreciate the carefully crafted posts, information, and suggestions.

I wonder if any of them made it past six weeks.

It wonders me.

Jammer - while maybe some disappear because the lifestyle isn't right for them, the posts live on to help many others.

A newbie myself, yesterday I discovered some comments from you on TV battery charging found them very helpful when designing my own setup.
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