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Old 05-19-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
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Hi all! I am a 25 year old woman who has recently decided to live my dream and buy an Airstream to live in full-time. I have a friend who is looking to buy some land out West, and have decided to take the opportunity of a lifetime to live in a vintage Airstream on 20 acres of land with whatever friends I can convince to move there with me. We'll grow some food, raise some chickens, and enjoy life (looks like a commune, sounds like a commune, it IS a commune!). So I'm quitting my job, renting out my house, buying an Airstream and my dog Gracie and I are driving to Montana. Anyone who has advice, comments or criticism, please feel free to contact me.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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Wow, big step!
First, welcome to the forums.
You come from a cold area, so part of that you'll be familiar with. An RV in a cold climate does present some issues you'll have to deal with. Do a search here for "winter camping" or related terms. There has been quite a bit posted on what to expect and things to consider.
You are at a good age to make this sort of move - fewer attachments in life, etc. Good luck, let us know what trailer you wind up with and how the "commune" life goes. Maybe you could turn it into a "reality" TV program - everyone else is doing it... :-)
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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Good luck! Watch ebay for an AS or put a wanted ad in the local never know you might find a good deal. There are some people on the forums that will go check out a camper for you if you find one far away from you. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Don't forget the classified section here on the forums. Also, I would suggest or as well as others.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:35 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and good luck on your search. Many people here will be able to answer any questions you may have.

When people lie to you, and refuse to honor their word, don't regret trying to follow a dream, new adventures and friends await you.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:50 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard! THink warmer...head to Texas Two vintage AirStreams just parked in the big city of Liberty Hill (one is a real project but too small for a live aboard) also, an Avalon, I think 29 to 31' , 1973 I think, which is in operable shape just down the road. But...rather out of the way I expect. My son and fam are on the way to Montana next month transitioning from England. He was hoping to get a warm assignment...whoops

Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:38 PM   #7
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Montana is great for three seasons. Consider hitching up the Airstream around Nov. 1st and head south for the next four months. Find a commune in Arizona or similar latitude you could visit over the winter. The first settlers in Montana starved and froze to death during the winter. Global warming has not made Montana any more livable in the winter yet. Airstreams are very movable. Make use of it.
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