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Old 12-27-2014, 03:12 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, 03:16 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, 03:23 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, 03:24 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, 03:59 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, 04:25 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, 04:40 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, 05:35 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, 05:50 PM   #9
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:45 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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Old 12-27-2014, 11:08 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:03 AM   #12
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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.
X2 Capt. Mike on those quotes.

It's all depends on health, this year brought us to have to make a decision along these lines.

I am 67 in good health and still raring to go (only been retired 2 years). DW is 63 and in poor health with IBS/Cronens disease we were only able to take the TT out one time this past season because she couldn't handle the travelling. It looks like we are gong to have to sell the TT (T26TBSS Wildwood), If the doctors can get her intestines under control I will buy a MH so she can be more comfortable with sofa, bed and bathroom handy while going down the road.

Personally for you VallgrlX2 tell DH as long as the health holds out keep going and enjoy life, and camping with TT travel is a great way to do it.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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I am 75 and feel I am just hitting my prime. You have to be retired to be able to hit the road on a whim. I have a bumper pull TT. Now about these 'sisters on the fly'
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I am 75 and feel I am just hitting my prime. You have to be retired to be able to hit the road on a whim. I have a bumper pull TT. Now about these 'sisters on the fly'
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:23 PM   #15
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I'll be 66 next month and DH is 67. I had similar problems to Batt toy and bowel surgery, so we sold our 38 ft FW (which I loved) and bought a class c Sunseeker 3170 ds in Sept. I promptly took it on a 4000 mi trip by myself from Ca to Id, Mont, and Wyo to see my ailing brother and my oldest son and his new wife.I LOVED IT! It is so nice to have all facilities at hand when nature does'nt give much notice. I hope to rv for many more years in a MH.
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #16
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I plan on stopping at 125 at the latest; regardless of what my mother says.
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #17
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Nancy and I are both 70. been enjoying our trailer since 10/10/2010. The main thing we have done to "slow down" is to not try to do 400+ miles in a day any more. We do 280 to 300 miles a day and arrive with a much better attitude, and not nearly as beat up. We both enjoy very good health and will continue enjoying traveling as long as we can.
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:50 PM   #18
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I am 36 and the wife is 35' daughter is 1yrs old. We camp 6 month of the year, our plan is to retire some day, hoping 55 and depend a solid 20yrs on the road full time other then summers back home in Nova Scotia.
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:32 PM   #19
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68 and just started with a TT

Wife and I started out with a tent, then popup, and at 68, after recovering from cancer, finally bought a TT. Keep moving, slow down when you need to, and you folks will do just fine. Every camping trip we meet great folks older, and wiser, then we, so our advice is keep on camping as long as you can, don't put an artificial time limit on it.
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:53 PM   #20
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We're both 57...over the last 39 years we have had various tents , a pop up camper , a light weight TT, C Class MH and several 5th wheels. Hope to fully retire in a few years and if I can keep my health...and if my wifes health improves...we plan to continue as long as we can. Our dream has always been to spend a couple winter months in the South ...maybe some day
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