An uncomfortable part of full time Airstream living

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Here we are in New England with heavy rain again.  The rain has been going on for days now.  Gray, humid, downpours, thunder & lightening…….we’ve got it all.  And while I know this is part of New England life, I have to say it would be a very tough sell if I were full timing in the Airstream here.

Yes, I’m in the Airstream right now.  I’m saying I wouldn’t want to spend a ton of time here in the Airstream.

One of the big challenges going full time is a lack of space.  Whether it’s an Airstream, 5th Wheel, Class A.  Doesn’t matter.  There is a limit on the amount of space you have.  And when the weather turns ugly you soon find that whatever the space you have is….well, it’s just not enough!  Claustrophobia starts setting in, and suddenly in a few days time all you want to do is get out of your RV and go somewhere with lots of space.

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Yesterday it was a run to the grocery store….Didn’t really need anything, just needed to get out of the Airstream.  The day before that?  Hanging out at Best Buy.  Didn’t buy anything, just needed to get out.  And today?  Well, I don’t know where to go today, but it needs to have AC.  The humidity here is amazing!  And everything inside the Airstream feels wet.

Fortunately tomorrow promises to be sunny.  And I need that right now.  The inside of the Airstream has been as dark as a cave for days.  Having to turn on half the lights just to chase the gray away during the middle of the day is pretty lame!

Don’t get me wrong.  Not miserable here.  Just filling you in on one fun fact of full time RV’ing.  When you’re somewhere with good weather and plenty to do outside it makes a big difference on your enjoyment level.


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