Here is the situation.
Everyone's life changes and yet another chapter of ours is now beginning.
In 2004 we bought our first Airstream - a little beauty 69 21' Globe Trotter. If you dig deep enough into the forums you can follow all our fun and fixups.
We got into the "Trailering" for the purpose of travelling to warmer climates during our long Canadian Winters. But now Peter is the new Recreation Facilities Manager for our Township - bye bye to his 6 weeks of vacation and back down to 2 weeks. But a fair trade for the 5+ hour drive to and from work everyday he has done for the past 6 years. But that means sianora to the 4 week southern holiday in the Globe Trotter!
We are back to the summer vacations. For some of you who know - we live in a summer vacation area thus the need for many of you to hit the campsites during the summer - we have in our back yard. We left our boating days behind when we purchased a waterfront property and quickly realized that our travels stopped because we did not need to venutre beyond our bay to have fun on the water! But we always looked forward to a vacation south during the winter - the only time we had a chance to really get away from where we live.
So that is our case work up - now onto the delhema
We have a 1969 Globe Trotter with lots of TLC put in. We have a 1961
Overlander with brand new running gear and patiently waiting for her refit with the parts from the 1999 Excella. We have a bucket full of excellent parts we would not need from the Excella. We have a 20 foot Cruiser that is great for day trips but now not enough boat for a 1-2 week vacation. We are in the midst of preparing to build a home for our parents down at our waterfront lot which will put us building during the winter, spring and possibly into next summer - with us doing most of the interior and exterior work.
What do we do???
Sell the Globe Trotter and continue onto the 61 Overlander to have a trailer to use if we need a break.
Sell the Boat and from the proceeds trade up to a 24-26 Cruiser.
Sell the 61 Overlander and Excella Parts - keep the Globe Trotter cause she was our first born.
Sell all four where they are as they are including the Boat. Buy a bigger boat now and buy another Airstream in about 5 years when we can go back to vacationing in the winter?
Any and all thoughts, opinions, worldly advice or common sence direction would be welcome - cause we have a lot of toys sitting here now that will not get used - and no time to get them finished.
And many of us here know what happens when they just sit around! When they could be giving that special person/family a taste of the joy and fun we all get out of these Airstreams.
Look forward to hearing from anyone.....
PS the next step will be fixing a sale price to all this stuff - how on earth do we do that???