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Old 12-03-2011, 01:33 PM   #15
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We are 41 and 40. My girls are 14 and 10.
We have been doing this for 2 years now and I agree that we should have done this earlier.
I actually get along pretty well with the older generation and always lend a hand when I can and they seem to appreciate it and don't think they look at us any different than others.
We really enjoy it and think more families should do this as I feel it brings us closer together.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:40 PM   #16
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #17
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We are 47, bought our first class A in April of this year. Have a way to go yet before FTing, but can't wait! Lots of us youngsters here!
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:04 PM   #18
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:55 PM   #19
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I am 34 my wife is 35. 2 kids ages 3 and 5. Bought a 1996 Mirada as a repo 4 years ago. We have since upgraded to a 2008 damon challenger 376. I LOVE the bunks. We get " the look" many places but it doesn't bother us at all. It is what is. We travel 4 weeks out of the summer and camp at our local state park in between. Our kids love it more than we do I think.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:12 PM   #20
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I just turned 50, wife 45 and twins 12. We factory ordered a Discovery 39S in 07 because we couldn't find a DP with two couches that made into beds up front. Did not want bunks, hate them, they always put them less than one inch from the adult living quarters! We were asked several times if it was our parents coach too. We just traded in a couple weeks ago for an 12' American Coach Revolution....so we love the class A traveling. We may only use it 30 days a year, but it is worth every hard working penny. We meet so many nice people on the road, and a few that seem to think it is their duty to judge us with comments such as "why do you need something that big" or one I remember, "I hope you are not telling your kids this is camping", and my favourite from a family next to us in a tent trailer, "thanks for blocking our view and making my wife depressed".
Our smallest MH was a 17' Type B and I thought that was small!
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:28 PM   #21
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I am 48 and when I went into Camping world I felt like a 10 year old in a bar. Some of the people there thought I was an employee. I guess I don't fit the demographics for the coach I drive, and that was made clear when an older lady (as in older than my mother) came up to the driver window asking if "I" needed direction when parked near my mother in laws house.

Is their a Class A young and still dumb group out there?
Great question! My wife and I are pre 50 by a couple years and have been RV'ing for 14 years. We are on our 4th class A (the last 3 diesel) and I often feel like we are living life 15 years to early. That said we parked our coach in AZ for the winter and are using as a winter home. Should get there for a week in Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar and then bring it home in early May. It was tough to find a park that you didn't have to be 55 to get in.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #22
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I am 48 and when I went into Camping world I felt like a 10 year old in a bar. Some of the people there thought I was an employee. I guess I don't fit the demographics for the coach I drive, and that was made clear when an older lady (as in older than my mother) came up to the driver window asking if "I" needed direction when parked near my mother in laws house.

Is their a Class A young and still dumb group out there?
I was going to say me,but I forgot I'm over 50
memeory is the 1st to go ,I think I was 40 when I got my 1st class A
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:20 PM   #23
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yup started half/part time in my mid 30's
now into my mid 40's we are just plain retired and enjoying life
makes them 55+ parks a bit hard to get reservations in though
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We bought our first new DP when we were 45, we're on our fifth at 57.
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First RV in the late 90's. First Class A October 2010. Currently 48. DW 46. We usually feel like we are the youngest ones at the RV park.
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I bought my first Moho, 1996 Winnebago Brave when my wife and I were dating. I was 43 at the time and my future wife thought I'd gone off the deep end. She asked "how old are you anyway"? Well we ended up taking it on our honeymoon and she fell in love with it. I'm now 52, she 38. We now have a 2000 Mountain Aire DP that we've just finished completely refitting. We spend 3 months a year on a boat on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo and another 3 months in the Moho. I'm ready to sell the house. It's my least favorite place to be. Most people on the parks are older than us but that's okay. They're the nicest people you'll ever meet.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:34 PM   #27
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We bought our first class A motorhome 40 years ago when we were 38 years old and our two daughters were 6 and 2. I'll let you do the math to calculate our current ages. It was the great decision, we're still at it and hope for a few more years.
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Bought my first DP about 10 years ago, when I was in my mid-40's. It was my second motorhome. Now on my 2nd DP, 3rd motorhome. Love the life style.
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