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Old 02-13-2019, 05:53 PM   #1
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How long can I expect to camp?

We're only 74 years old this year and in fairly robust health. DW asked the other day on a walk, since we're thinking about buying a new trailer, "How much longer do you think we'll be able to do this?" Practical one, she is! I suspect another 10 years at least. What does the Forum opine?
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:02 PM   #2
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Big question. If your health stays good and you feel comfortable towing or driving your camper there are folks in there 80s still camping but not doing long trips. Me I may make it another 6 years as I'm 76 now. Just my 2 cents. Later RJD
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:23 PM   #3
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Daisy Boykin I think will be 82 this year and still camping. Me I知 73 and feel 25 but if I make 80 that will be it for me. Now if something happens to DW then I値l find a 19 year old have a bunch of kids and start over
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Only 3 posts on this topic, and it may be my favorite of all time.

Y'all have a few years on me. But I guess I'll just have a bunch of years camping to look forward to.

Keep going, have fun!
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Well I don't know anyone who can predict the future. Case in point, 2 years ago the DW and I were making plans for retirement. Fast forward to today and she is disabled with limited mobility, had a heart attack, and I'm not too far behind her. Health can change suddenly without being predictable.

Don't stress about "how much longer can we..." Just do it and enjoy the time you have. Better to enjoy some time travailing than to have not done so because of concerns and find out later you could have had another 10 or more years enjoyment if you would have just done it.

The rest will work it's self out.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:59 PM   #6
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DH and I are in our mid 60's and just bought a new CC Silverback with a 15 year 'mortgage'...lol.... we're hoping to be able to pay it off early and enjoy many years of camping. True, things can change in a blink of an eye but we have the mindset that we're going 'full steam ahead' while we can and leave no stone unturned!
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I知 68, my bride is 63. I had quadruple bypass surgery in 2006. My bride had AVM brain surgery in 1997. We are on our 4th RV as of today. Took delivery on our new Cardinal and F350 in 2018. If our health holds out, we intend to wear them both out.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:52 PM   #8
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I知 in great health, I had AFib a few years ago but had a ablation and all is good now. Only take a cholesterol pill, DW is ten years younger than me. I had a little problem about having to get up to much at night, had a procedure done one week ago that is supposed to take care of that. Dear Sister passed away last Sunday, she was 78. You never know about life but we plan on camping a few more years. We went to Alaska in 17 and I want to go back this year. We have a little great granddaughter that we have fell in love with and it痴 hard to leave her. We have seen a lot of new places and still more to see, met a lot of very nice people, hope to meet many more
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76 and plan to camp til i drop. if wrangling the trailer gets too much i'll just get a small motorhome.

had an Uncle that was still going strong into his 90's. I think the key is to stay active and I cant see anything wrong with being active out in the fresh air.
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I値l find a 19 year old have a bunch of kids and start over
Find that 19 year old and you may not live long enough to have those kids. Some things just sound better than they actually are
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