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Old 01-15-2015, 06:56 PM   #29
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Agree that age doesn't have the ultimate association to reckless driving. I've met quite a few older RV pilots than I in the last two years, and all of them have been very impressive with their skills.

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Old 02-10-2015, 06:42 PM   #30
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I am 76 and have two cars and an rv with Geico. The RV costs me 820 a year

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Old 02-11-2015, 05:59 AM   #31
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Going to give a different perspective here. I am 62 and work in the medical field. I test cardiac patients.

When I first started 33 yrs ago we tested mostly people over 70. As years went by our patient base got younger and younger. We now test down to 18 yrs old. What I see in my lab over and over every day is that the OLDER patient tends to be in better shape and out performs the younger patient. There are always exceptions to the rule but this is my experience.

I have a younger (30'ish) patient come in and they don't want to walk on the treadmill because they are SOB or their knees hurt, or they know there is a chemical so they don't have to walk so they want that. They are tired.

The 85 or 95 yr old comes in and says "Let's get this done with, I got things to do.". Now, this is not always the case but I see more older patients with this attitude than younger ones.

I have seen the 30ish patient wanting off the treadmill within 3 to 6 minutes cause they are exhausted and I have walked 95 yr olds 12 minutes on a Bruce Protocol 4.2 MPH and a 16% grade. I also have everything in between.

Activity level of the patient matters a great deal. Some people at 20 are already half dead because they never get off their butts and some at 80 are still kicking and will be for a number of years yet.

The (no longer can drive or think or function) time table is different for all of us and some of us far earlier than others, but to make a blanket statement that at 75 you are done driving is ludicrous!

Our mental outlook has a great deal to do with our desire to keep going. If you sit at home and never get up no matter your age you will not do well. If you get up and do as much as you can each day you will do better but it is not guarantee if medical issue hit you.

I hope each of you that is driving whatever is responsible enough to let go when you need to. I have been hit 3 times in 15 months by a younger driver who was distracted and will suffer the consequences the rest of my life but I have never been hit by an older driver because I think most of them are more responsible.

I plan to buy a MH, take a driving course, and be as safe on the road as I can. Of course the other drivers will also affect this.

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Old 02-11-2015, 05:29 PM   #32
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beamisl...thank you for your input.

Your words expressed my thoughts exactly.
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Trust many of us when we say you are not missing a thing with Blue Sky.
Known for low balling first year then dropping the hammer the second and you would be back to square one, only a year older
Not my experience with Blue Sky. I have used them for 4 years and I have had only an $80 increase in that time.
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Right on, old guys rule!

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RodgerS go jump in the lake!! We need your lecture like we need a hole in the head. I think that insurance agency should be taken to task for age discrimination. You'll get me out of my motorhome when you peel my cold, dead fingers from the steering wheel and not one minute sooner. I hope I'm driving it until I'm 95.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:38 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by RodgerS View Post
To be serious, if you qualify for a driver's license, you should be able to drive an rv and find insurance. However, you might not "like" what you find as to insurance options...you now belong to a high risk group.
Actually older drivers are safer drivers according to the statistics out there.
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To be serious, if you qualify for a driver's license, you should be able to drive an rv and find insurance. However, you might not "like" what you find as to insurance options...you now belong to a high risk group.

I could joke with you a bit as to the type of rv you could drive, but most of the time it is about your eyes, your driver awareness, and your reactions...your mental attention span.

You are lucky as a lot of 75s are riding wheel chairs at best and your time, if you are a competent driver, as I assume you are, is getting shorter quickly for most people that are 75.

I will say that it is better for you to back off before you reach your limits, rather than push beyond them and get someone hurt. Find a younger companion to drive the rv.

I do understand that it is difficult because we all progressively begin to lose our independence, a bit at a time, and it is hard to face that.

Getting older, as I am doing as well, and I, myself, being around a number of people older than me, I think I have a right to lay this out directly as a private caregiver as sweet talking you is in appropriate.
Very sad if you really believe this!!!!!!

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Just a gentle addition. If a family member or doctor comes to you and says that they are concerned about your driving, take them seriously and, with as much grace as you can muster, please get your driving evaluated. My state has two companies who can do this assessment for a couple hundred $$.

I have just gone through this with both parents, neither of whom had the insight to realize that they desperately needed to be re-tested. It was a nightmare knowing for sure that they needed the assessment and them refusing to do so.

And once you pass? Head back out for the road!
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