RV Dreaming (again)


What is it about the RV life that still calls me ? I have a nice house and garden here in San Felipe MX and yet I get the urge to travel. Lately I have been searching the Airstream sites and dreaming of getting an Airstream. Dreaming is about all I can do even used ones  are expensive. Older ones have problems that are unique to the brand so caution has to be used or one pays a small fortune to get them repaired. Still I follow the conversations on the AS sites and dream. Wondering why I would pick this brand ? I suppose the uniqueness of the design and the layout of the interiors pleases me. I have a desire and appreciation for order and logic in my surroundings and Airstream RVs give me that impression.

I am a wanderer, rover or gypsy always looking for the next camp the next house the next thing. I would imagine a mental health professional would have a good time figuring out my motivation to keep moving and starting over. I don’t know if this trait of mine is a good thing or a bad thing. The questions I have about my motivation to be on the move are; am I running away from something or to something, am I chased by demons I can’t face or am I searching for some elusive “something” that I can not define or is it a bit of each of the above like a chinese menu one of column A and two of column B and do I get the egg roll  with that ?

Maybe at my age I shouldn’t worry about such things it just wastes time and time is in short supply. One never knows what might turn up unexpectedly, of course exploring possibilities is a fun activity and costs little.

So I have been thinking….


Ya, I know, thinking can be dangerous 🙂
I like this life style and I don’t plan to give it up for quite some time (unless health issues come up) so I am thinking of getting a bigger rig with more bells and whistles. I have been thinking of getting an Airstream (used) because I like the looks and the layouts, also when I park it I can use the tow vehicle to do errands and such.

So, today I looked at my first Airstream to buy, I like the layout but it has issues that need to be evaluated by someone more knowledgeable than I. It is a 1973 31′ Soveriegn with twin beds, mid bath and an L shaped couch in the front. It is nice and roomy and I feel I could be comfortable living in it full time. The biggest issue is a patch on the street side of the rig about 6’x 6′ or more fastened by pop rivets obviously not done by an RV repair shop. At $7900 it could be a deal or dog. I don’t know maybe I should keep on looking.

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