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Old 07-13-2013, 08:11 PM   #43
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I'm 44 and I get the question and looks all the time. Even when I took it to the Fleetwood factory for service someone walked up to me and asked me if that was my motorhome -they told me folks my age are not typically there. Ha!

I agree with the point made by the other poster that even in the RV world there seems to be an expected pecking order. Every one should start at a tent trailer, then a trailer, then a class C, then a Class A (when you retire). I read a book recently called "The Four Hour Work Week." Its very insightful and talks about how deferring your life to 60 (like the Boomers did) isn't always the best. Boomers are now sharing that often their health did not hold up to sixty (+) or other life situations happened that they wished they would have lived life more fully then working 80 hour weeks.

For us, we decided not to upgrade our house and instead stay in a simpler house and buy the RV for the difference we would have upgraded. So its like I have two homes. Like anything you have to be careful with debt (have the least amount possible). With four kids this has been a much better (and cost effective way to travel).

I think those that are surprised that younger people have Class As (and diesels even) probably don't realize that we are much more frugal in other areas (don't smoke, don't play golf, don't eat out all the time, don't go to movies, etc). Its really about where you choose to spend your disposable income!
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Well I'm sure you heard a lot of different ways to answer this question, My All time fav,
1) It's not mine, we stole it yesterday while test driving it!
2) Bank owns it and rents it back to me.
3) Retired Porn Stars!
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:35 PM   #45
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Answer: I'm a former Drug Dealer, and I need something this size to carry my money in........
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:43 PM   #46
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We are sitting at the campgrounds at Lucky Eagle Casino in Washington, I am looking at a red and gold Monico 45 footer, it is fantastic.
It is owned by an oriental couple that cannot be past 45.
I used to see great rigs, in camp grounds and going down the highway and be very jealous---Now I is one of them.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:08 AM   #47
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Y'know...

The more we talk about this the more I have to wonder: Is there a "geezer factor" involved here?

Is it possible that this question arises simply from the perhaps commonly held belief that motorhomes are for old people?
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:17 AM   #48
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My wife and I are in our thirties and were originally in the market for a travel trailer. When we explored that idea for over two years and determined it wasn't the right choice for us, I went back to the drawing board looking at 5th wheels etc. We decided on a class A after tons of research, careful thought, and number crunching. Had I bought a 5th wheel, I would have had to upgrade my tow vehicle then get crappy gas mileage for my everyday driver. Plus, we determined we would need a big 5th wheel which leads to BIG COST$$$$ In the long run I would have paid just as much as I did for my Class A between the tow vehicle and trailer and would not have been as happy.
Like RVMeister and a few others posted, we have not only made good financial decisions in our early twenties and lived by them, we continue to live a fairly frugal lifestyle that allows our family the ability to travel and afford what we want, whenever we feel we need it. I've had peers, younger, and older guys kind of question the fact that I own this nice motorhome. I let them in on my little secret. Live frugally. Don't blow money on the things that you can do without. Get your finances in order, then line up your dreams to be acted upon while you are young.
I'm certainly not a rich guy, but our hard work paid off our other two vehicles, ensured we stay debt free, and allowed us to purchase our Class A. If we would have waited until we were retired our kids would not be with us and we would never have had the chance to share this with them. Motorhomes aren't just for old people. Motorhomes are for people that are fortunate enough to have given themselves the opportunity to own one and live life on their terms.
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I have gray hair and I am in my first motorhome, a five year old class A gas Winnebago. My thoughts are that I wish I had found the way to do this when I was younger.
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I'm 44 and I get the question and looks all the time. Even when I took it to the Fleetwood factory for service someone walked up to me and asked me if that was my motorhome -they told me folks my age are not typically there. Ha!

I agree with the point made by the other poster that even in the RV world there seems to be an expected pecking order. Every one should start at a tent trailer, then a trailer, then a class C, then a Class A (when you retire). I read a book recently called "The Four Hour Work Week." Its very insightful and talks about how deferring your life to 60 (like the Boomers did) isn't always the best. Boomers are now sharing that often their health did not hold up to sixty (+) or other life situations happened that they wished they would have lived life more fully then working 80 hour weeks.

For us, we decided not to upgrade our house and instead stay in a simpler house and buy the RV for the difference we would have upgraded. So its like I have two homes. Like anything you have to be careful with debt (have the least amount possible). With four kids this has been a much better (and cost effective way to travel).

I think those that are surprised that younger people have Class As (and diesels even) probably don't realize that we are much more frugal in other areas (don't smoke, don't play golf, don't eat out all the time, don't go to movies, etc). Its really about where you choose to spend your disposable income!
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I don't remember ever hearing that. I got my first class A 35 yrs ago. I was thinner, had more hair, and endurance. There were a bunch of around the same age at the CGs, still is.
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Funny, this were I find a lot people who died with a boat load of cash and wonder why! Look for me in Potter's field. If ever in Providence RI stop by there, you won't be disappointed! I'll spend it while I can enjoy it!
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I just tell the nosy one's my wife and I are DINKS
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I have been noticing for some time now how much America has changed in the last 15 years. People no longer seem to know how to drive or think. Attention spans are near zero and common sense is a lost art. "It's all about ME" is the order of the day.

I do not know what has happened, but America has changed. Could it be because more than 1 in 10 Americans is currently taking psychoactive drugs? And those are just the "legal" ones with a prescription. I dunno. "Strange Days, Indeed".
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"Hookers and blow, my friend. Hookers and blow …"

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