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Living full-time in a teardrop trailer

Postby jon p » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:14 pm

I know it will sound silly or ridiculous to some, but does anyone know of someone who lives full-time in a teardrop trailer? Just curious....
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Postby suckerpunched » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:26 pm

I can see it happening if it had to. but,,,,,I need to stand up and pee every once in awhile when I wake up in the middle of the nite :) :)
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Postby slowcowboy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:37 pm

I think russ does in penns state. hes on the hows russ doing tread and is known as pennstaterailroad or something hes been living in his all winter long with a generator and the hole works as a he has no house and has to work a long ways from his oringal home.

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Postby Betsey » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:56 pm

One of our customers lives in his full time & has done so for the past 5 years. He travels all over the country - from Maine to California; Florida to Alaska...Interestingly enough, he has chosen to spend most of his winters in Minnesota (can you say -50°?)

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Postby Steve_Cox » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:57 pm

slowcowboy wrote:I think russ does in penns state. hes on the hows russ doing tread and is known as pennstaterailroad or something hes been living in his all winter long with a generator and the hole works as a he has no house and has to work a long ways from his oringal home.


Hold on there cowboy :lol:

Russ is the guy in the cargo trailer, not that it makes much difference when the wind is blowing and it's 0 degrees outside.

We have a a few people over the years live full time in a teardrop, the longest running fulltimer I know is Guy who has Teardrops for Vet's . He has taken teardrop living and made an art out of it.
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Postby Mark72 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:59 pm

Whoa! Minnesota! Man that's gotta be one though cookie! Is there a campground there with heated facilities?

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Postby starleen2 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:01 pm

. . .and just how many of them"full timers" are single? :lol: :lol:
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Postby jon p » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:05 pm

Do any of these people you speak of have blogs? I am interested to read their story.
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Postby iplay10us2 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:11 pm

My friend, Alison, does not do it year-round, but several years ago, she, and her dog, toured the US in her teardrop for about 6 months. The last 2 years, she has been tent camping around the US. She rents her house in CA, and then heads out for about 6 months or so on the road.

Here is a link to her blog:

She has developed into a wonderful photographer over the past few years.
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Postby Gage » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:29 pm

I'm pretty sure Guy lives full time in his teardrop or just about full time. :thinking:

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Postby pete42 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:20 pm

Other than Russ and his Cargo trailer, I know of one other person who lives fulltime in a scamp 13 footer.
I do not know anyone living in a teardrop fulltime, they would have to be one different person than myself.
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Postby goramsey » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:30 am

Hi, I have been living in my teardrop since Aug. 1st 2010. I am having a blast. I have been through some of mother natures wild storms this past month in the NV. and So Cal. areas. Whew. I just started another new web site about my travels – Ramseys travels. Check it out.
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Postby Kayperkay » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:56 am

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Postby mary and bob » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:18 pm

There was an older lady at last years ADK Tearup with a T@b trailer and I heard that she lived in it full time. 20 years ago or so we met a retired couple with a pickup and travel trailer, maybe a 18 footer, that had leased out their house and were on the road full time, moving every couple days, north in the summer, south in the winter, all over the country. East coast the year we met them, previous year was central US. They still had a house to go back to when they got tired of traveling. Sounded like a good idea to us.
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Postby PKCSPT » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:51 pm

Yes Mark 72 some Minnesota SP have heated facilities for winter use, imagine there are a few private campgrounds also. Heat wave here in Minnesota right now, almost hit 20 today.

I enjoy dreaming of living about 9 months in my teardrop mostly in Northern Minnesota. if the opportunity ever comes around hope I am quick enough to grab it.
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