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Living In A Tin Can

As a full-timer, you’ve also got other LOGISTICAL vehicle registration concerns to deal with that were never an issue when living in one place: inspection (you have to get a state inspection of your rig to certify that everything is functional — no problems with the axles, moving parts on the trailer, brakes, tail lights,…

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Living In A Tin Can

To be honest, I’d never even considered the possibility of becoming a full-timer, until one day in March of 2007 when I drove past an old-fashioned Airstream travel trailer cruising down the interstate — a beautifully polished classic from the 60’s. I was immediately enchanted! I had always thought RVing meant those obnoxious, 40-foot monsters…

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March 22nd, 2017

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truck or car — how big TOWING YOUR AIRSTREAM TOW CAR EQUIPMENT  If you plan to buy a new vehicle to tow your trailer we suggest that you include in your purchase the trailer towing options offered by most automobile manufacturers. These include such things as heavy duty alternator and radiator, heavy duty springs* and…

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March 17th, 2017

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Living In A Tin Can

When other RVers see my teeny little Airstream, they say, “Oh, how nice, how cute, how wonderful — for now.” They view my tin can as nothing more than a rolling “starter” home. They assume that if I am going to continue on for years as a full-time RVer, I will eventually want to upgrade…

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Living In A Tin Can

When I bought my tow vehicle, I talked to other full-time RVers about whether I should go diesel or gasoline. The general consensus was that diesel would get you more power going up an incline, but in flat areas, gas would be fine. However, no one ever discussed the concept of “altitude” with me —…

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Living In A Tin Can

repairs (since my Airstream doesn’t have an engine, I have way fewer mechanical issues to deal with in the first place — my truck motor is much less complicated than the huge semi motors they put in these big rigs — but even if my F250 does have to go into the shop, so what?…

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March 10th, 2017

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And as with every person on the planet, there are times when you just need to be left the hell alone. Living together in a small space requires a little privacy. If you are all up in each other’s faces every day, you’re going to get irritated — even if you dearly love the person….

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March 8th, 2017

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slideouts, built-in appliances, corian countertops — all add expense, weight, and complications

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March 3rd, 2017

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asdfdsaf I agonized over the condition of the ones I could afford (falling apart) and the cost of the ones that were in any kind of decent shape (exorbitant) — it seemed that never the twain should meet. As I mentioned, most of the decor in my Airstream was conveniently updated for me, in a…

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March 1st, 2017

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transportation (since I pull my RV behind me, my truck serves as both a tow vehicle and “around town” transportation — when I park, I simply unhitch my truck, leave the Airstream where it is, and go about my daily business — but with a motorhome, I would have to pull a SEPARATE additional vehicle…

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February 24th, 2017

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