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Old 07-15-2015, 01:05 AM   #1
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At what point do we consider stop RVing?

Seven - Eight years ago, I had mobility problem. I had balancing problem and lower Lumbar problem. three major surgery followed. At first I was able to Limp without a Cane, two years later - with a cane. Then, I move around with two wheel walker, then, last years I needed a four wheel walker. Currently, from time to time, I get this twinge / tingling on my knee, Good thing I had a stroller or I would've fall. Other than mobility problem - I am healthy. I can see motorized scooter in the near future.

My question is; At what point do I/we call it quit Rving? at what point should I/we stay home? Hang it up ? waiting for the clock to run out.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:11 AM   #2
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I don't really have an answer. I'm 68 and DW is 67, just bought the Magna in my sig in Feb. Then in June the DW was diagnosed with liver cancer. Going to see the cancer specialists in the morning to see what they can do, if anything. Not sure how much longer she can go, guess it'll depend on the prognosis we get in the morning!
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:18 AM   #3
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Barring the medical need for full time care, I guess keep going till it is no longer fun.
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I'm not sure what I'll do if the DW doesn't recover from the cancer. Just wouldn't be the same and I still have a 15 yr old grandson to get through high school.
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For me, When it stops being fun.
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I will stop when I am dead. Other than that they will have to pry my license out of my hands
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Mr D,


Sorry to hear about your wife. I lost my first wife in 2010 from cancer. Prayers are already coming your way.
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As long as it is still fun......don't give it up!
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I'd buy the fun argument. It seems to me that as long as one can manage and is enjoying an activity they should continue to do it.

In many ways a MH is an enabler for folks with a mobility problem because distances to the necessary conveniences are shorter than in a house. Off hand I'd guess that as long as one can stand up and manage a few steps they can handle living in a MH. Once one gets to a Hoyer lift and wheel chair state it will be pretty obvious that they do not fit. In the mean time enjoy life as much as is possible. I think the rest of the issues can be managed but if they cannot it will cease being fun.
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My son bought a 'vansion' with a wheelchair lift built into it. It was a church bus and he got it for a steal price. Have a lift installed in a Class A and go for it. If it's fun to see the sights, don't let mobility slow you down. You only live once (unless you're Buddhist).
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One of my husband's friends and his wife have RV'd for over 30 years. They left last fall like normal and went to warms climes. She got sick and passed within two months.


He came home and put the MH up for sale because he can't imagine going without her. This has been such a big part of their lives that we are worried he will follow her shortly because he stops living.


Time will tell of course. They built a lot of their lives on this hobby. Had all the gadgets and toys. He doesn't have her anymore and he is lost. This will hit all of us sooner or later. The decision is not an easy one of what to do.


So sorry that she is sick, but they can do a lot now days and I hope that this has been caught early enough they can help. Lynne
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DanWong, I can't anwer your question. We all get to that point sometime in life. I would hope that I would finally give it up when I could not CRAWL into the rig anymore. And I mean CRAWL. That is me tho. The rv'ers I have met that have issues, stay out there as long as possible almost till its time for the pine box derby. We love the lifestyle and will fight a good fight before we call it quits. Good luck to you, God Bless.
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I think that safety not only for you, but for others should be part of the conversation as well. It sounds like you are healthy asides from the mobility, so that probably isn't an issue here.
Often I see the attitude that "I will stop driving when I am dead". And you know, that really isn't fair to the safety of others on the road.
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The two questions to ask yourself are....Can I still safely drive it? (this a hard one for people to honestly ask them selfs) and Do I still enjoy it? If you answer yes to both then go for it.
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Your the onlyone that can make that decision.
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