My husband and I are retired
and we love it! Not as much money, and the time still goes by really really fast
but it is a good time!
If you are planning on traveling part of the year, really buy a airstream that will fit your lifestyle and needs. We went vintage and small, but it is perfect for us! Much lighter weight and less costly to tow, insure, etc. We would rather spend our money on fuel and going places than look at it in the driveway. All our "extra" money seems to be eaten up by health insurance costs that have gone up 400% in the last 6 years....
The newer "lightweight" airstreams (at least one model) is narrower, and has some definite advantages [vintage are narrower as well]. Fall is here, so you have all winter to do your homework and decide what will be best for you
Here is a link to a very good thread on stuff you might want to think about
Ask any and all questions and the answers will come! By the way, you might consider attending a rally (see the rally calendar) and viewing Airstreams. It is a great place to see what folks have, and what they actually like and don't like about their 'stream!
Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)