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Old 03-02-2015, 01:58 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by PhoneDude 8289 View Post
68 yrs old with two back surgeries and love our 5r. Plan on camping till the Lord above says no more.
I agree. I'll be 68 next month and am still fairly active/agile (maybe not agile)/capable. I did, however, get tired of taking my TT hitch head out of the tractor shed and sticking it in the truck receiver and cheating the weight distribution equalizer bars into place so we put a plan into operation to move to a 5th wheel for ease of hook-up and towing... and we love it.

We plan on camping until the Lord above says 'no more'.

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Old 03-02-2015, 02:17 PM   #42
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I'm 67 and retiring October 1. Had both hips replaced and lower back fused. I'll keep on camping as long as I can hook up my sewer hose! Just sold the Class A and plan to replace it with a XLR 300X12 and Silverado 2500 Diesel. Just being able to follow the warm weather means a lot.

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Old 03-02-2015, 03:02 PM   #43
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A lot depends on your health (cognitive and physical) and weight. If you have an active lifestyle, good balance, good eyes, and good hearing - soldier on! Keep walking, biking, some weight lifting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking. Exercise with others. Eat right.

Sounds what everyone's doctor has told them.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:26 PM   #44
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We are both 80 left home Nov 27th - spent the winter in AZ in our "Little One". Will start home two weeks from today.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:46 PM   #45
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70 this year, keeps me going. 1,000 miles from home now dodging that winter weather, hurts my bones. Two back surgeries and Neuropathy so now I carry an electric wheelchair with me. Last week drove the wheelchair through several parks in the Everglades and Miami Zoo. Wife and I are a team and talk more now but gettn'er done. About 30 minutes usually setting up 36 ft Cedar Creek 5r or pulling out. I do 98% of driving and she does 98% of cooking.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:52 PM   #46
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Almost 71 and camped 120 days last year with a move every few days. I have to use a cushion to kneel on, but other than that, I feel like I am 18, except when I look in the mirror and wonder who that old F**t is, looking back at me. One is only as old as he feels. I don't plan on slowing down for a long time.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:10 PM   #47
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Hey, I'm 68 and still going, cross country etc. (Not retired yet but thinking about doing it in September). I have a class 'A' but hook up a TOAD and unhook same. MH still has to be cabled and hosed up etc so it's about the same 5th'ing or TT'ing...I just do it in reverse. Your health and how active you stay is the only thing that will govern you. Check, in my camping adventures I have met mid 70's and early 80's men that are doing it all...
just a little slower but still enjoying the life. One guy (mid 70's) jog/walks 2 miles a day, I don't even do that. I walk around a lot.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:10 PM   #48
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We didn't even get our trailer until I was 71. It has been fun.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:27 PM   #49
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OC WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU SHOULDNT BE DOING IT,? I'm 75 and just getting started. Had our 320RS since Oct. and headed to AK this summer for a trip of a life time.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:50 PM   #50
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Age Is a frame of mind, at one point I'm sure we won't be able to go like we do now, but there are some a lot younger that can't now. Stop thinking about it and live for today. I need to listen to my own advice I can retire in 57 days and I turn 54 2 weeks after. I have been back and forth over this and am having problems accepting retirement. I've had a job since I was 13 and steady since 16 and the thought of not getting up and going every day kind of scares me. Guess I will have to try it and if I really don't like it get another job.

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