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Old 01-06-2015, 08:56 AM   #41
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We're both 67. We upgraded the two big parts of our equipment this last spring/summer so we plan on wearing them out. Visions of the Aug. rally are dancing in our heads although it's a 950 mile one-way pull.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:25 AM   #42
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60 and 57. We have been married and camping for 38 years. Tents first, then 3 pop-ups, and now a TT. We will camp forever - I hope...
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:52 AM   #43
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me 64 and DW 58, been camping and enjoying it a lot for only 3 years, flagstaff 8524 RLS 2009.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:56 PM   #44
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We just sold our MH. It was more an expense thing than age. I'm 73, DW a bit younger. A 32' MH that burns $4.50/gallon gas (in the small towns in Oregon where we liked to travel) at 8 mpg and CG fees approaching $40 a night for basic places ($60 or more at "resorts") just became too much of a drag on finances.

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Old 01-07-2015, 10:09 PM   #45
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I'm 38 and my DW is 40. DD is 20 months. She's been camping a total of 12 times since birth and loves every minute of it. This is our 3rd motorhome. Started out with a 1986 Chevy Travelcraft for ISU tailgating. Then went to a 1998 Bounder. Now this rig. Very very happy with the Georgetown.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:41 PM   #46
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Wife and I are both 67 and plan on enjoying our TT for many years to come.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:11 PM   #47
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Me 63 wife 43..:-) tow 38 ft 5th wheel with Dodge ram 2500 w/Cumin's. Tow abt 5000 miles each season from our Maryland home. To Florida to Maine..loving life.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:30 PM   #48
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I'm 33 and the wife is 32. Two girls that are 6 years and 6 months! We tow a 2012 Flagstaff Classic 831KRSS and we also have a seasonal fifth wheel which is a 2011 Coleman 267BH!


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Old 01-16-2015, 10:01 PM   #49
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I'm 54 husband 58. tow a 2013 Aviator WF with a ford F250 crew.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:48 PM   #50
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I'm 65 and Yvonne is 62. We've been RV'ing for about 3 years, after a quarter-century of being boaters, on everything from a 19 foot ski boat to a 40 foot aft cabin motor yacht. We are on our 2nd travel trailer in 3 years. We liked the lifestyle so much after the first year that we traded for a bigger trailer. We have used ours around 100 +/- nights each of those 3 years. We are both retired. We're in relatively good health (one major issue each in 2012 not withstanding) and plan to do this for a long time to come.

Vallgrlx2, if your DH is thinking about stopping only because he reaches some arbitrary date on a calendar, tell him he ought to rethink that, and keep going if he is physically able to do so. there is a WHOLE LOT OF BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY out there to see.

Show him the two quotations in my signature, and good luck to you both.

We have similar stories....DW and I were both avid boaters most of our life. We started out with smaller boats and worked our way up to a 34' Silverton Aft cabin MY. After a health issue ( mine), we sold the boat thinking that we would never enjoy anything as much as being on the water. In 2012, we bought our travel trailer and never looked back. We're both 67 and enjoy the camping lifestyle.....great people and great times. Sometimes, we travel with our Granddaughters creating new memories. Good luck and safe travels to you and everyone here.

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Old 01-17-2015, 03:52 PM   #52
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Dh and I have been together 5 1/2 yrs and just bought a camper last year in the fall. Got 2 trips in and are learning about each other and our camping styles. We both have owned campers in the past but did not do a lot of pulling. He is 58 and I am 62. Been a while since either of us has camped and we love the exploring new places and experiences.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:59 PM   #53
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Camped next to a couple in their 80's. Small 5th wheel and they were loving it. Did watch the Hubby hook-up the next morning, very deliberate, methodical, but did it right and successfull. I'm 70, and looking forward to wearing my 5th wheel out, and we only go during the week, (while the kids are in school). Cool weather, no bugs, and the birds are looking for love and raising young. Best time to be out.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:16 PM   #54
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I'm 67 she is 62. 2010 ram DRW diesel and 2012 40' Sanibel.. Winter in the panhandle of Florida, in the spring travel to Red Lodge Mt to camp host in the KOA campgrounds. Won't get rich but helps with expenses......When an I going to quit? , when they throw the shovel full of dirt in my face I guess ! ! ! Yes we live in the 5er full time.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:24 PM   #55
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67 & 65 - went full time almost a year ago and haven't looked back. Thinking this could go on 5 to 7 years before we think about sticks and bricks again....Home is wherever we park it
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:37 PM   #56
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I'm 63 and my wife is 60. We've been camping and RVing since before we were married 40 years ago and intend on continuing as long as our minds and bods will allow us. Contemplated full timing, but still like the home base.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:49 PM   #57
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Age is just a state of mind. We have been camping (and boating) for the full 53 years of our marriage and at 76 and 77 respectively our plans are to continue well into our late 80s. We plan ahead at least two years so that the anticipation of new sights and places provides the motivation to stay fit and young at heart. This winter... Florida, this summer we already have a site booked on Lake Huron and next winter we are heading back to New Mexico, Arizona and California. It is a long drive from our home in Ontario Canada but part of the enjoyment is the journey. We have had every type of RV including a Motor home and have now settled for a 32 ft. Rockwood Ultra lite fifth wheel which we tow with our F150 Ford crew cab. Our moniker is stillontheroad. (you can see some of our travel photos and commontary at Plan your travels and prepare your equipment. North, South, East or West we have been there! Use our experiences to plan your trip! - Home (it is not complete yet because we are too busy seeing new places)
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:20 PM   #58
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wife and i are both 51yrs old, been married 30yrs and been a seasonal for 15 in a campground.

started pulling a 30ft jayco off the hitch for a couple yrs with a 2003 3500 dodge ram 4x4 and thought it would be nice to buy something that would be more comfortable.

bought a 2005 cedar creek 34rlbs last summer, can't wait to hitch this thing to the fifth wheel and run it down the road.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:23 AM   #59
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We did a lot of tent camping in the 70's....got tired of all the "work"....went camping once a few years back and realized how much we really missed it...bought our first tt....now moved up to a 5th wheeler....I'm 64 and hubby 72... I do almost all the hooking up and driving!!!! Totally LOVE IT!!!!!!!



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Old 01-20-2015, 09:14 AM   #60
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Another former boater/sailer here. Age? Let's say " I'm old enough to know better but to young to resist".
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