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Old 11-30-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Oldest person still hauling a Fiver

Just wondering, who is the oldest person hauling a fiver for fun and/or full timing? I not implying anything but I notice at CG's, most fiver drivers are much younger than me (72). Thanks
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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I met a 92 year old man and wife in a campground in Indiana this summer.
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I aged 20 years a month or so ago when a Deer jumped out in front of me.... does that count? :-D
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My uncle did it until he was 88. Sold his rig and passed away at 90. I looked it over before he sold it and it did not have any damage. He had the same fiver from 1975 until 2005. and had over 200 K miles on it. I think he had six trucks during this time. He had a Elkharttraveler 36 ft. not sure about the spelling.
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My uncle did it until he was 88. Sold his rig and passed away at 90. I looked it over before he sold it and it did not have any damage. He had the same fiver from 1975 until 2005. and had over 200 K miles on it. I think he had six trucks during this time. He had a Elkharttraveler 36 ft. not sure about the spelling.
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I like to see posts like this. Gives me hope!!!!
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I like to see posts like this. Gives me hope!!!!
Me too cause we just bought ours for when we begin full-time in ten years. My plan is to have both the truck and RV paid off before I retire from the military at age 50 with 30 years of service.
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I am just a kid at 70 years old. I plan to full time until I can't hitch or unhitch any more. Looks like at least another 12 to 15 years, more I hope. There is longevity in my family.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:27 PM   #9
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I am 75 still traveling mostly in western part of the states. It has become to crowed in the north eastern part of the country. Been to every state except Hawaii and includes a good portion of Canada.
We have slowed down to about 150 miles or less if in area where we have been before and want to revisit.
3 years ago met a couple that had made 50+ trip by camper to Alaska for the summer and lower Texas or Arizona for the winter months. They were only mid 80's.
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Me too cause we just bought ours for when we begin full-time in ten years. My plan is to have both the truck and RV paid off before I retire from the military at age 50 with 30 years of service.
Hope you don't run into that 10 year age limit that some RV parks have, the one I live in waved it because it was not 10 years old when I moved in.
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Hope you don't run into that 10 year age limit that some RV parks have, the one I live in waved it because it was not 10 years old when I moved in.
Hopefully we don't have that problem. We will move around every 2-3 months. Even now with a new RV, I'm still not a fan of those places. As long as they don't allow permanent junk, I'm fine.
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76 & still going. We have 28' TT, Slide in, & 2 equipment trailers that I haul tractors with. I think it has a lot to do with how our mind & body holds up. We had a friend (89) that ran 9 miles a day & was sharp as a tack. He died recently from sinus surgery complications. While in the hospital, the Drs. had other staff come look at the shape his body was in. They said he had the body of a 30 yr old. Sounds like too much work to me.
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We had a Road Ranger 28' and after the 3rd trip to Alaska and over 10 years of age we started to have strange looks when pilling into r.v. camps. Had to admit the old square windows and metal siding fading and the warp of the miles on frame didn't look good.
Traded to new camper where the 3 tires blew before had a 1k miles on it. spent considerable time having the cabinets put back up in interior. heater was installed incorrectly Air conditioner faulty. Sold for 1/2 the purchase price and glad to get rid of. Bought another and again enjoying traveling.

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Always thought all this running looks painful. I do enjoying walking.

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