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Old 07-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Interesting comment at the CG last week...

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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Old 07-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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He was just jealous!

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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Tell him you have enough money to not only buy the coach, but have a facelift as well. You are actually 72.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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I was going to say jealousy, but was too slow to be first! Guess that comes with the grey beard!

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Gracie has it right on.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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Possible responses:

"When I hit the lottery I decided to upgrade from the pup tent."
"Glad to meet you, name's Fred, Fred Walton."
"Well, you know, the spam email business pays pretty well."
"Not bad for a guy on Welfare and Food Stamps, huh?"

Sorry, that's all I got.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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Some people feel life should be lived in a given order. When they see someone not following their rules. They feel it's their job to let them know. I was like you spent a lot of my time wondering what was on their mind. Now I'm not wasting a moment on them. Live your life enjoy your family and MH, let them sit and wonder.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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high road comment

Yes I am young to be driving a motor home life has been good to me thank you for noticing
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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He might have been paying you a compliment. Especially if he himself was a gray haired senior. Seniors of today grew up in times when a lot of people could only afford a tent, much less a nice trailer or motorhome. Maybe he was just giving you an "attaboy" for your success in being a hard working guy who has been able to provide your family with the means to help them enjoy their vacation in the comfort of your MH.
Good on you, sir, for spending great quality time with your family. Safe travels.
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It appears there is somewhat of an age stigma attached to Class A coaches. When I got mine a couple years ago, I went camping with some friends and told them I had just gotten a motorhome and would come meet them at the dunes. When I pulled up, one of my buddies said, "Nice! Did it come with a cane?" LOL For whatever reason, he thought I would have a Class C since I wasn't old enough...
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #11
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Well ... although he may chosen other words, it may be his perception that seniors are more inclined to own a motorhome than younger persons because retirees have more time available to use one.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #12
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What he really wanted was details !!HOW did you do it? Did you finance it for 20 years? Yes and a bit of jealousy. I understand I have wanted to ask the same questions on occasion.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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I think all he really meant was just what he said there at the end: "I've only seen grey hairs in these rigs".

Seems like that's more the norm, for whatever reason.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #14
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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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