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Old 07-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #15
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I don't know but I have seen a lot of Bald guys driving Class A's too. He He!

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Old 07-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #16
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:56 PM   #17
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #18
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Alot of people like to save all of they're money for things like retirement and other stuff but I've lost 2 brothers at a young age and think in today's day and age everyone needs to live life to the fullest because you never know when any part of it could end. Have fun and happy camping!!! With our without you're pension ?!? lol
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:03 PM   #19
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When I brought my first rig in 1998 the negative comments in the neighborhood flew by me. I was first shocked at some of the comments but my kids go sweet revenge when they went back to school after the summer was over. They wrote in detail how they spent their summer. They all received A + grades but more importantly all of then could relate to all of the stars that they visited and also the history lessons that they also could relate too. They are much older now but they still comment on the wonder RV trips theat we went on. Kids need to know more about who and what America is really about. It's not about staying at a resort but know really what's in between points A and B on a map. I had more fun just getting off the Interstate and checking out the small towns and attractions. Listening to conversations and seeing the sidewalks really roll up at 5 o'clock. So if your young and recieve a negative comment like the original poster wrote, just let them know at least I can see America and enjoy America while I am not retired. Keep on RVing!

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:25 AM   #20
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Well said!,
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:06 AM   #21
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We're you camping at a Thousand Trails CG or affiliate? We were approached with a similar opening comment and subsequent conversation earlier this summer. The guy hung around for quite awhile chatting about this and that until he he finally sprung the sales pitch to join thousand trails on us.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #22
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I think that it amazes some people when they see someone younger then them that also has 'nice things'! We hear so much about how the 'younger' generation is having to work so hard just to make ends meet. Well I am glad to pass on that there are a lot of the younger crowd out there that are doing quite well. I for one like to see them at camping locations having fun and getting to live life to its fullest. When we bought our first MH, in the early 1980's, some thought that we were too younger to have it. Well the DW and I worked long/hard hours so that we could have the finer things in life.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:23 AM   #23
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We recently upgraded from a Travel Trailer, and my wife and I are 40 with a 9 and 11 year old. Now, our DP is used but a very nice one ;-) I can tell you that I get a very different reaction now at the campgrounds and other places. When I roll into a busy campground and park in my site, hit the level button and dump the airbags and then climb out I get quite a few notices I believe due to my age. I have had a few people ask and I always take it as a compliment which is usually the intent.

I had a funny one at a roadside cherry stand. Rolled up towing my boat and hopped out to get some goodies. Was a neat stand with 3 generations working it from the family farm. The grampa asked "Lawyer or Doctor?" very matter of factly. I coyly responded "Neither, just a hard working family like yours". He was envious of me, and in a way I of him.

One distinct difference in having the DP is I think there are more people my age at the campsite that feel comfortable asking me to see in my rig since we have more in common. Plus, maybe they never thought of applicability for kids and such.

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #24
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I had a guy wander over to my site... liked my rig... blah blah blah. Then he comes out with "Aren't you a little young to be driving a big luxury Coach? Most people with small children use popups or TT's. I've only seen grey hairs in these rigs"

I didn't really know what to say... I mustered something about easier to travel with the kids... etc. Luckily my son came running over to show me a giant caterpillar he "captured" and I was able to duck off from this guy.

I thought about his comments all day after that... can't really figure out what he was trying to say.

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why would anyone dwell on this guys comments.He was just saying its mostly older retired people whom own newer to new fancy A MH.
And its true.Its unusual to see younger crowd driving fancy new A MH.Most have older cheaper A or C class,trailers and trucks etc
I dont see anything wierd or upsetting about the off the cuff comment
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #25
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This is why I now stay in my MH and don't talk to anybody. My questions and comments were always taken out of context or dissected for hidden meanings.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #26
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This is why I now stay in my MH and don't talk to anybody. My questions and comments were always taken out of context or dissected for hidden meanings.

It's just that "I come in peace!" and "Take me to your leader!" sorta gives folks the willies,
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:55 PM   #27
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Possible response: Well thank you very much for noticing, by the way, my name is Benjamin... Benjamin Button.

In reality, it sounds like he was wondering how a younger guy made the $$$ to afford something that is somewhat costly. I usually just tell them my wife is a drug dealer.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #28
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We have this happen all the time when traveling.... At this point my answer is how do you travel with 3 kids and see this great country any other way.... We cover 12k to 15k a year and my kids (and their parents) have seen things most of there peers never will.

That said we are at fort wilderness right now and we have plenty of company here with nice class A's and kids

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