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Old 03-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #11
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We started this round of camping with a tent, but sleeping in a cold environment does make the arthritis happy. We had a pop up trailer but it just got to hard to raise and lower it, not to mention pulling out the ends and putting in the ribs for the canvas. We bought a 2011 Grey Wolf 26rl and have not had to make any changes for the DH's disability's, just ones that we wanted to make us more comfortable.

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #12
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I'm 32 and sometimes feel 75!

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #13
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we started camping two years ago, I'm 71 and DW is 67 with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The MS really restricts her motion but we carry a small electric scooter which she uses at camp sites to get around. Never to late to enjoy the outdoors. Now we would like a small MH !
Enjoyed travelling to International rally last year to meet all the FROGs.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:24 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the positive comments, as for Vietnam, I go there every morning at 3AM after p call. No regrets and I would do it all over again.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #15
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52 with war wounds from the dirt bowl - Afcrapistan. MP trade where everyone is your friend and wants to assist you. Medical release coming last NOV. (note the dry humor attempt) .
Hope to make it to 75. But at this rate.... Lol.
Started tenting with our kids and I swear my back sucked every drop of moisture out from a 20 foot radius under the ground sheet. With one injury settlement we purchased our 2012 Salem 27RKSS. Live is much nicer when the skunks and raccoons don't come knocking on the nylon siding.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #16
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Thanks for your service. I,am 73 years young I still woRk 3 days a week the same job I have had for over 50 years. I still ride my Harley Trike and compete on a Shrine Motorcycle drill team. I honestly think that if you stay active the years don,t mean a thing. THINK YOUNG STAY ACTIVE.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:10 PM   #17
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Thanks for the good words guys, MILCOP4523 I was also an MP for 21 years, 18th Brigade in RVN.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #18
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Coming up 72, angioplasty in Dec 2011 and spinal surgery earlier that year. Can't do some things any more. I'm pretty sure I couln't kick a Norton Commando into life like I did every day for 2 years when I worked at Norton.

I'm not so sure about going up on the MH roof to clean it every 6 months, I think I'll start paying that done.

We still enjoy the lifestyle and I'm hoping to keep it up at least another 5 years.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #19
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Tetsurvivor...first of all thank you to everyone who have, or is serving, including the sacrifices of their Families. I'm a USAF veteran, 1966-1970...Was not sent to RVN, but spent a tour at Clark AFB, Phillipines...

There are so many responses here that I can relate to...I'm 64, as is DW. We just started enjoying the RV lifestyle last August and plan to enjoy it for a long time. I do wish we started with our TT a long time ago. I have a lot of medical issues and will likely have both hips replaced in the future (I'm delaying that as long as possible).

I agree with those that feel that age is only a number. I refuse to give in and am very active. We are enjoying life and have no plans to slow down. Life is good!!

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:04 AM   #20
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I just had a total left hip replacement I am 56 I am a truck driver and I farm bad joints run in my family don't put it off to long first day after surgery is hard but day 2 was much better in hospital 3 days 2 weeks after surgery doing well if I didn't do it I would have been in a wheelchair

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