What's it like to live in a travel trailer for 6 weeks? I did a similar post 10 years ago about our Class A motorhome so I'll also compare the two experiences.
First of all it was awesome. Especially when it's just the two of us traveling this time. It doesn't hurt that we have the most awesome of all travel trailers ... a brand new 2016 Airstream Classic! Even with one of the bigger Airstreams though, we'd be hard pressed to fit the number of people that we had in the Country Coach ten years ago. That is a good thing! We did have 3 people living in the Airstream for 3 nights and it did take a day of adjusting. I suppose I could get my head around 4 people in there for a short period of time. Especially if I spent almost all the time outside!
A typical day of travel had many similarities. The biggest difference was the hooking up and unhooking of the trailer to the truck. I've written about the joys of this in other posts but I now feel like I have that mostly sorted out. It can be trivial ... or it can be frustrating. The fact that it is not always the same makes it a little maddening, but it does add to the fun. The other systems are mostly simpler in the Airstream, but I'd say that setup in the motorhome was a little easier and faster. From the cockpit of the bus, I could deploy the leveling system, slides & generator. In the Airstream, I actually have to do a little manual work to level and stabilize. I'd say setup is still in the 15-30 minute range for both. Leaving camp is easier if I pre-attach the tow vehicle to the trailer the night before (if in a pull through site) and if I take care of the sewage hose. Then it's as simple as disconnecting cable, power (can even do that early if A/C unnecessary) and water. I do check the torque on the lug nuts and some greasing of some hitch parts. All minor.
A HUGE change for us in the Airstream is to slow down. An ideal stay is at least a week. I'm thinking that two weeks would be even better. We've even reserved a place in La Quinta, CA for next March. The whole month! The motorhome seemed easier to move around more frequently.
We haven't dry camped in the Airstream yet, but without solar, without a generator and with smaller holding tanks I think it would be tough for more than just a couple days. We do have plans to add some solar and maybe throwing a generator in the back of the truck. I'd like to do more remote camping, but for now it's all good with private campgrounds. The Texas hill country has many places to try out close to home.
Problems? Yes, but all minor. Certainly the biggest has been figuring out the hitch. We had a recall on the propane regulator & got it fixed in Tucson (we were actually experiencing problems with it). We had a wallowed out screw hold in an upper cabinet door that broke loose (had to remove the whole assembly & will fix it before we go out again). One access door (outside water shower) is super tight to open & I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to replace that lock when I break the key off! A couple of the windows need tweaking. I don't like the single stage charger, but swapping it out is low on the list. All in all, the motorhome had more sophisticated (and complicated) infrastructure like inverter, charger, power conditioning, generator but the Airstream has some more interesting components of its own (electric recliners, electric dinette table, better audio, twin beds that can lift the head, ... ). With the exception of the sheer size of "Bigfoot", the truck is fantastic!
The truck brings up one big advantage over the motorhome. One engine! And the engine gets awesome fuel milage. We'd get 7 mpg with the diesel pusher. We get twice that while towing. Sometimes we even see north of 15 mpg. When not towing, we can see over 20 mpg. More comfortable to drive too.
How about Austin, school, sports, pets, mail and other domestic chores. Well, no kids in school, no kids in sports, no pets (although that's about to change), living in a condo where they can pick up our mail & forward if necessary all make this time much easier for longer travel.
The trailer vs the motorhome is just different. Each has pluses and minuses. My recommendation from 10 years ago still stands. I still recommend you buy a RV and join us on the road. Great fun and always a new adventure around the corner.