Friday, December 27, 2013

getting on board

my man and I have been dreaming up our next move, our escape from the rather expensive rental market in this university town, and it looks like it might be a vintage travel trailer.  older than the chateau, one we have in mind is a '71 Holiday Rambler, 26ft and in "excellent" condition.  we're going to check it out tomorrow or saturday and i will regale you with tales of it's glory.  finding the trailer will be the easy part, in the surrounding region there are literally thousands to choose from between craigslist and dealers.  finding an awesome place to park it and full time live in it during the school year is proving to be the greater challenge.  the rv park i called today that seemed very promising charges 495 a month (all utilities included, but still that's the cost of a small apartment)!! so far the only affordable options are the mobile home parks, and those which allow dogs are solidly in the dumpy category.  i am pretty ok with it, seeing as i've lived in my van on the street and all... but S is less enthralled.  he's fully on board with the financial side of it though.  we would take out a loan from a family member to buy the trailer, fix it up, and pay off our credit card debt, and that loan would be paid off in 3 years.  the loan payment plus the "lot rent" we pay for the trailer will cost almost half of our current housing + credit card payments, and being debt free (except student loans of course) in three years or less seems like a magical fairy tale land we very much want to inhabit.

anyone who still reads this blog full-timing in a vintage rig in a college town? :)  i know nothing about the whole plumbing thing since the chateau had only a sink that drained onto the ground.  it seems scary to have a shower, toilet, and sink that actually works like a sink with hot water and everything.  how will i avoid all the possible pitfalls?  i guess i probably won't, it's just not my nature.

i've been staying up way too late thinking about all this stuff. tonight is no exception.

6 comments:

Wally & Sue's 1975 GMC Glenbrook said...

Glad you are back! Tried to follow what happened to the chateau's new life but it disappeared too. We have an RV and once you get used to the smaller hot water heater capacity showers are no problem.

-blessed holy socks said...

God Almighty, have mercy on our souls...

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Anonymous said...

guess this blog is long dead.........

Anonymous said...

yep, I think you be right.

Anonymous said...

W T F I say to you. To blog or not to blog. Are you really so busy you cannot inform us every detail of your life? We want it all, every last detail.you were really cool as a waitress living in your van.so now you went all corporate on us?
Love chris. 7:21 blogspot

Anonymous said...

W T F I say to you. To blog or not to blog. Are you really so busy you cannot inform us every detail of your life? We want it all, every last detail.you were really cool as a waitress living in your van.so now you went all corporate on us?
Love chris. 7:21pm blogspot