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Old 07-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #29
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Have run into the same situation several times. Have even been the one wondering 'what does that guy do?' that he can afford that. Bottom line is we only have one shot to make memories with our kids. We decided to forgo a possible early retirement to make a commitment to our family and our kids (8 and 10) love it! We could save it and spend it on retirement or leave it to our kids but we decided to enrich our lives and relationships and enjoy our time with our children. Besides, my hair turned white in my early 30's so I blend right in with the geezers! ;-)

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #30
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Own one myself, don't have much hair but what I do have is gray, so I guess it's ok. Jim

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #31
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This is an interesting thread. Many times when I get in a camp ground that caters to younger campers like a Yogi Bear I get ignored. I assume they think I am out of their class and I am a snob or old grouch. The truth is by the time I could afford my Horizon I was to old to appreciate it like I could have 25 years earlier. I would like to have been able to travel with my kids like I do with my grandkids.

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Old 07-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #32
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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
I'm with you. I live for today. Who wants to be to old to do anything. I do it now. I can relax when I get old and live off my memories. I do things while I can afford them.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #33
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Ya know I guess most places I go nobody ever says boo to me. Once in a while I get a comment like "nice rig" or every now and again "what's something like that cost" but that is about it seems most people are either afraid to talk to me or as was said by others think I am to stuck up to talk to them.

I have worked long and hard to get what I have and to be able to go and do what I want when I want. I tend to just not worry with what people think or say and enjoy myself as much as I can. Life is too short to worry about what others think or say.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #34
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I am in my 30's and I get a lot. I do have grey and am bald. But it just amazes me how some folks approach you. They act like you young and you shouldn't be driving this. But I say thanks and have a great day.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:39 AM   #35
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We get it a lot also I'm 33 wife is 38 kids 3 and 6. 90% of time I think it's a conversation generator. We go to a lot of family places this weekend we are at cedar point. Had the typical 3 questions.

What do you do for a living?
Did you inherit that?
Where did you rent that from?

We've all been in a campground and seen the new H4 Prevost pull through and think WOW. the funny part of it is my coach is a 2000 but if you take care of your rig people have no idea. I don't think it's jealousy as much as curiousity so I try to talk to them and answer there questions.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #36
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We are both in our 40's. When we get the 20 somethings that say "I want to do that when I get older" we always say "Why wait. Do it now if you can. Do you really want to get older and then end up saying 'I woulda, coulda, or shoulda done that'. Do things now that you want to do and don't wait and then maybe regret not doing it"
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:21 AM   #37
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Absolutely. And that is a life lesson not just a camping reply!!!! Well said from " one 40 something " to another. I for one prefer to live life knowing I did all I could and didnt miss it wasting time wondering should I or not
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #38
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Grow-op must be doing really well....

That's what a sibling who lived at home most of his life and sponged off his parents most of it, used to say a lot about people with their new(er) cars and nice houses. Could not get his head around the idea that some people actually have paying jobs, and sometimes well-paying jobs to pay for their houses and cars and other costly things.

Some people ask the same question about big trailers and flashy trucks. Some have gotten their money from the estate of their deceased parents. Some may even have sold their house and that's all they've got. It's not cool to intimate that you shouldn't be able to afford something. Now, if my mom will just pop off so I can get what's left of her $$ so we can get a really big TT...
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #39
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I've also had comments about how we afford a "luxury" motorhome. They have no idea I'm into mine for less than $80g. Still, a lot but much less than she "looks".
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #40
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Life is Short and you Can't Take it With You

I would not be offended if it were me being asked the question, although I am of an age that it no longer seems unusual. I never question the why. I have spent the last 20 years, enjoying the under water world around the world, or on weeklong trips down a river in the western USA, or diving off a rescue boat to extract a driver that just crashed his race boat.

I often question the how and what do they have to give up, if anything, to get there. Did they sacrifice everything by working like a dog for 20-25 years, saving every penny? Do they also have a nice stick home or did they forgo owning one in lieu of having the gorgeous rig. I envy those that are willing to give up a conventional way of life for something they love. This is very prevalent amongst dive masters at dive destinations, and river guides on the Colorado or others. Many are well educated, often successful business men, or professionals in their fields, that just decided they had enough and wanted to enjoy life to the fullest.

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Like I've always said.

The bank owns most of mine, they let me use it. All you need is a credit rating and an income to support your choices.

This is not out of the realms of most people unless they are not in that position. Creative financing, whether it be borrowing, selling everything you own, or saving for it, is the route most of us have taken to live this lifestyle.

If you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it. (Being smart enough to figure it out helps)
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