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Old 03-04-2012, 11:52 AM   #15
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I started at 63 with my 40 DP. Left Lazy Days on a Friday afternoon in the I-4 & I-75 going home traffic. They probably won't be any more scary than a lot of the car drivers that are out there on the road.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #16
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I agree with the others who say that if they are ready to buy, they are going to buy from someone so why not you? On the other hand, if you truly are going to lose sleep over it, don't sell to them. It's nice that you are concerned about their safety, but when it's all said and done that is not your responsibility. Good luck with your decision.
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When I sold my last MH , it was to a similar buyer. I gave them a three hour walk through then drove to a mall parking lot and spent an hour doing maneuvers and then had him drive back on the highway. Finally gave him my cell phone #. He called a few times to tell me how much fun he was having.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #18
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IMHO you're to be commended for being concerned but I agree with all of the good advice you've received so far. Sell it to them and maybe suggest a driving school and offer to give them all of the training you can but then it's a done deal.

I was nearly 60 when I bought my first RV... a new 40DP with Grand Cherokee toad... and we hit the road full time. We had a steep learning curve but haven't put a scratch on anything after nearly 40,000 miles.... knock of wood.

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Old 03-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #19
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Like so many others I'm in that age group. I initially started with a Class "C" and this year have moved up to our 31' class "A". I've never been a big rig driver. Probably my biggest rig was a 20' (+/-) delivery vehicle. I'm not so sure that today's 60 is the same as your father's 60. Obviously we have no clue who your buyer is but I think a lot of great advice has been given here. If nothing else I'd suggest to them right up front that you'd love for them to take it for a drive .. with you there also, just to get an idea of what it'll be like. The parking lot is a good idea but I'd be sure to get them out on the road so they can experience the trucks going by them. You can warn them while they are driving just what to expect. If it doesn't scare the living crap right out of them ..... take their money and finish up the paperwork.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #20
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Kudos to you for being a caring person.
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You could look at it from another perspective.

Being in their 60's, they have more experience in various driving situations.
If they were in their 80's, I'd be a bit more worried first time out!

Let's face it, we were all a little scary our first time out, but you get a handle on it fairly quickly.

I would hazard to guess, that the largest percentage of RVers bought their first RV to full time in when they reached their 60's.

Some of us are more fortunate to experience this at an earlier age.

By the way.......I know some pretty scary drivers in their 40's I wouldn't want buying my RV!
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Like so many others I'm in that age group.
Warning... I'm going...another Winger.
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Yes, you're off base. If they are willing and deliver the money, it's done.
Agree...sell it.
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You cant save people from themselves. If they dont buy one from you, they will get it from someone else. Its your rig, so you can sell to whoever you want, but isnt the idea to get rid of it?
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Well as it turns out...the husband has previous experience with renting class As in the past and using them for vacations.
Thursday it goes with along with some brief but great times we had in it. I'll miss it.
Thanks for the responses. Maybe I'll just ask first if there is a next time.
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Sell it and not worry....how many on this site have no idea how to repair or operate theirs? How many people in general do you see daily in your travels that cant drive? Tons more than just Rv'rs
sell it and enjoy the cash!
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Well as it turns out...the husband has previous experience with renting class As in the past and using them for vacations.
Thursday it goes with along with some brief but great times we had in it. I'll miss it.
Thanks for the responses. Maybe I'll just ask first if there is a next time.
Congrats on the sale!
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