After almost 8 years Full-timing (stationary) we've decided to call it quits. (for now!) The need/necessity for more space is winning the battle. We're based in sunny Tucson, AZ. in a retirement community made up of mostly snowbirds and came across a deal we couldn't refuse on a decent park model that will fill our growing needs (for the time being anyways)
In a nutshell, we really don't want to sell the Airstream (or store in on our land in N. Arizona) and we REALLY like the lot it's on in the park and have built a great shed & patio area around it. (our new park model is only 6 lots away, so we're close!)
I'm debating on paying another year of lot rent (aprox. $6K) and setting it up as a rental with weekly minimums through November and then open it up to monthly rentals during the prime season here in Southern AZ. ( typically Dec.- March) or maybe a full season price if there's interest?
We'll be leaving it fully furnished ( minus food, drink & our clothes!) and of course there will be no option to "hook-up" and go anywhere with it.
I'm wondering what the forum members think of this idea??
Would a "turn key" stationary Airstream rental in an active retirement community be a viable option? Here's my thoughts on potential clients.....
People who want to come visit friends/family that are in the park and don't want to stay outside the park ( hotel, motel, etc...)
Airstream fans who don't own one & want to "test drive" habitating in one.
or maybe just budget minded people who would rather "glamp" in style than fork out $2800/month for a park model. ( our rate will be almost half that? )
Our other option would be to haul it up to Show Low and park it on our land, dis-assemble the shed & patio area and haul that stuff up north as well....
While the Airstream would get used a few times a year up there, mostly it's just gonna sit mothballed AND unattended. ( I'm not thrilled with the idea)
So? Does this sound like a really bad idea or maybe just a marginally bad idea? LOL!