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Old 12-27-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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What age are you?

Okay folks, Hubbie and I Are having a post Christmas discussion about what age a person Stops traveling with a TT or 5th Wheel. I have met folks in their late 70's pulling a large TT around. Hubbie thinks he can only take out our TT till he is 68: his age is 65, I am 63.

Of course, I still want to be doing TT traveling in my 90's!

So what age are you, and how long have you been taking your TT or fifth wheel out. Advice?

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Old 12-27-2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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Only 55 currently and just finished our 4th season; first 3-1/2 in a TT and now in a fiver. We plan on doing this a very long time. Once retired, we hope to camp host in the mountains somewhere and then return to the south in the winter. Winter would be in a permanent home--not the trailer.


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Old 12-27-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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I'm 70. we just purchased what will be our last rv.We have been doing the RV thing since 1968. We have had them all, truck campers,TT's class C's , big horse trailers with LQ's, and now a 5th wheel toy hauler that was changed to a gooseneck hitch.We did that because we have GN horse trailers and I refuse to keep changeing the hitch.It pulls 100% better than a fifth wheel hitch anyway!My wife is 68 and drives all the various rigs and can hitch/unhook by herself. I have degenerated disk desease so maybe I can drive these things untiil I die,and maybe not ,but she can just keep on campin anyway!
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:24 PM   #4
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I am in a women's camp group (Sisters On The Fly) and a good percentage of the ladies are in their 60's & 70's. It is really inspiring to see them continue to do what they love, pulling their trailers, adventuring by hiking, fishing and exploring - staying empowered and not letting age intimidate them. My DH teases me when I occasionally feel uncertain about hitting the road solo to an unknown destination whether to a dog show or Sister event and reminds me about my older Sister friends who fearlessly get up and go....haha - they call me the youngster and I am in my 50's.

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Old 12-27-2014, 02:59 PM   #5
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from my point of view most of you who have posted are just youngsters! My wife & I are in AZ for the winter & both are 80. Every time we take an extended run like this with do it with the frame of mind this could be the last time we will have the health to do it safely. A few years ago we downsized to the unit you see in our signature from a good sized 5th wheel with a one ton Dodge diesel dually. Life & the Lord has been good to both of us.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:25 PM   #6
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I'm the youngster at this (61) but my cousins 69 and 74 still wear me thin (going going going).
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:40 PM   #7
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We will keep doing this as long as our health and financial abilities hold up, there will always be somewhere else to see and more great people to meet, I still don't consider the fact that we are 'old' at 64 for me and 65 for DW.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:35 PM   #8
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Do it as long as you feel good about it. Results may vary. We are 62 and 69. After 10 years with campers , hope we're just getting started .
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:50 PM   #9
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I'm 77 and my wife is 76, we pull a 35ft Columbus 5th wheel with a 2008 GMC 2500 Duramax. Bob
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:45 PM   #10
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I'm 69 and DW will be 84 in February. We just purchased what will probably be our last TT. We've been doing this since 2004 and will keep doing this as long as we are able. Age doesn't matter as long as you are able and enjoy what you're doing.

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