I started the Retirement Observing Fact and Fiction thread and am overwhelmed with the responses. Really excellent insights and a great sharing platform for all of us as we look ahead to retirement and understanding what the realities are when we get there - as those realities relate to both astronomy and life in general. Within that thread, some folks discuss heading out on the road in pursuit of great adventures as well as dark skies. I dream of doing the same for a time in pursuit of great travel adventures, great food, hiking, astronomy and flyfishing.
It begs the questions to those who are actually doing this (RVing with telescopes) - What is it really like out there? Are you planning your trips around star parties, dark skies, astro events like chasing eclipses and meteor showers? What equipment have you brought with you? What are the limitations of space and how have you got around them? What RV do you have/want? Which is best in your opinion for accommodating telescope and equipment? What are some experiences? Is there an active group of astro-gypsies traversing the continent in pursuit of a better view? Any info on this subject would be appreciated as I continue to dream about this. Let's please keep this discussion related directly to astronomy though, not a debate of what RV is better than the other in general. I hope this discussion will be allowed by the moderators and I think this is an import astro subject and of interest to a lot of CNers. Thanks in advance.
Edited by stevenwav, 22 January 2018 - 11:52 AM.