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Old 03-02-2015, 05:16 PM   #51
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I am 54 DW is older by a few years. I have a plan for early retirement in 10 years at 64. Many around me have passed at way to early an age. We are going to max out enjoyment while we can, get 6 weeks a year off and look forward to every weekend away as well.
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:25 PM   #52
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Age often is just a number

I just hit 64. I worry more about having to wrestle the kids I coach in high school than traveling in our fifth wheel.

Having said that, though, I did go to a gooseneck hitch (built into the F-350 I now have) so I don't have to struggle with removing a heavy piece of iron so I can load dirt or rock to use around the property. Also, my next fifth wheel will have an automatic reel to haul in the 50 foot, 50 amp electrical cord.

If you stay active, even if it's just walking a few miles three times a week, watch what you eat (including portion control), and do some daily stretching you should be just fine. I took up yoga, much to the chagrin of my wrestlers, but it truly does help your flexibility.

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Old 03-02-2015, 06:19 PM   #53
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At 77 and 76 respectively my wife and I have been camping and hiking for years and we are still at it. Have we slowed down since we were 65? Yes a little but it is all relative. Stay in shape by walking and keep on hiking, Enjoy other peoples company , smile and laugh a lot, eat well... lots of veggies, plan new adventures one or two years in advance, stay away from nay sayers and keep on "truckin" We figure that we are good for another 15 years or so because there are lots of places to see, people to meet and things to do.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:30 PM   #54
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Swift 2, we have that same trip on the drawing board too. Not sure if we make it this year, but maybe.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:15 PM   #55
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What many of these old folks said, health and attitude. We bought a fiver last December, can't wait till spring. But then I just had my 7th spinal surgery so need to heal a bit more before we take off anyway. Still going strong [in spite of the back] at 64 and look forward to 'setting up' camp.

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Old 03-02-2015, 10:58 PM   #56
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AK trip

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Swift 2, we have that same trip on the drawing board too. Not sure if we make it this year, but maybe.
We're really excited and have been getting the 5er ready. Have a list of about 100 little projects that are done and are still working at it. Hope that you get the chance. We're using Alaskan discovery RV tours. They have medical and tail gunner follow up so we feel pretty easy about going.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:05 PM   #57
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the life I lived the past 40 yrs is really catching up to me lately....had both shoulders totally reconstructed last year... (went camping 3 time in between including a 3 weeker to Yellowstone, hiking, and all!!!)....

have to say that as much prep and work as it is to go on a LONG trip like that as well as the setup and maintenance there after has me wondering if I will still be able, LET ALONE have the mental fortitude to continue to go through it...I will retire (or give up as my wife says) in the next 10-12 years.....but I see it as a changing of work duties rather than a loss of work???

well see....haha
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:26 AM   #58
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My dad passed away when he was 66. I retired at 59 so we could get some "playing time" in, just in case. I'm now 65, almost 66, feel good and hope for another ten good years...maybe more.

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Old 03-10-2015, 09:15 PM   #59
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I'm 59 and just retired. My wife and I are in the process of buying our first RV (fifth wheel). We're really excited to start RV'ing and hope to be able to do it for a good 15 years.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:32 PM   #60
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I'm 69 and DW is 65. I would be full time on the road if I could get DW away from her desk, but owning her own company just won't turn her lose. The discussion has come up about me going it alone, but to me, that isn't what RVing is all about. We have three trips planned between now and June 1. After that is a guess.

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