The in the house that wasn't... Back in 2016, I was preparing to make a dream come true- one that I'd had for ages and one I thought was in the bag, until the banks got involved. I'd spent several years, clearing all my debt, accumulating a substantial savings for a downpayment, joining a credit union, researching full time living and went to my local dealer to pull the trigger. Despite seemingly having all my ducks in a row, I was turned down by every bank. Apparently the lack of substantial debt tying me to a physical spot (i.e. no mortgage/ home ownership) is considered a negative when applying for an RV loan, as you could theoretically just drive off the lot with the asset and disappear forever- At least this is what was explained to me at the time. It was heartbreaking and devastating. Now that I have been traveling more for work, it's even more so- I've passed countless Airstreams on the road and each time I do, it feels like a knife in my heart- Someone else is living MY dream. I've spent the last few years now, re-thinking my approach to financing, establishing various loans that will hopefully help me in the reapplication process. And while I've also spent considerable time looking at other more affordable trailers, none of them feel like "home" quite like the one I first fell in love with. I'm scared to try again and potentially fail- to spend another several years, watching my dreams drive past me on down the road and feel the horrible ache that inevitably follows...but I'm still going to try, because while dreams are about falling sometimes, they are also about getting back up, and succeeding... So wish me luck as we head into the winter RV season and I go after the again.