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Old 05-07-2015, 09:00 AM   #15
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Bruce, I'm 75 and have a few non life threatening problems, but don't have any plans to stop RV'ing. In fact, we're getting ready to lease our house for a year and try fulltiming in the MH! If we like it after a year, we're coming back, sell the house and all our "stuff", and keep on truckin!

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Old 05-07-2015, 09:05 AM   #16
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I'm gettin up there but I'm gonna RV forever, it's working out well so far.

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Old 05-07-2015, 05:07 PM   #17
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Well I am 64 and HM is 62 hopefully we have many good years ahead of us. But who really knows for sure. Have to take it as it comes.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:39 PM   #18
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79, wife is 73, heading to Alaska again next year for 5 months, no need to stop...........
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:49 PM   #19
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I'm up in age with a few here and see no reason to stop (I actually just started 5 years ago this Sept.) as long as I have my wife to accompany me.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:04 PM   #20
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As long as I can physically do it, I am going to keep on going.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:39 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Tom N View Post
Age is not relevant. Physical condition is.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:47 PM   #22
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In our chapter we have a gentleman that is 94 and drives a 45ft coach SOLO!
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:32 PM   #23
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I'm 82, the wife is, well, younger. We have a 37ft Adventurer. Over the past few weeks I've removed and replaced the vinyl tile in the Galley and then replaced a broken spring on the left rear HWH jack.
Like others, age is a number only. How active and Health to me is what really counts.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:07 PM   #24
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I'm 65, DW is a bit younger and we'll keep on traveling with an RV as long as we feel safe to do so and want to keep going. We've even talked a bit about that if towing a trailer with a truck gets to be a problem, we'll look at nice class B or C and make adjustments. In the meantime, we're just enjoying every trip and keep thinking about where the next adventure will take us.

"A moving target is always harder to hit!"

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Old 05-13-2015, 10:55 PM   #25
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IMO, if you were a crappy driver in your Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, you didn't magically get better when you purchased a 42' DP. When did anyone, be they 16 or 92 years old, ever admit to being a lousy driver? Percentage-wise, I've seen just as many bone-headed moves by RV drivers in all age categories.

But the reality is that, as we age, we lose some of the "situational awareness" and "self-assuredness" that we had in our earlier years. Personally, at 64, I know I check my mirror two or even three times before I change lanes, where 15 years ago, I would have given one quick glance.

That's what scares me when I read comments such as "I'll drive till I drop." You can read in papers across the country on almost a daily basis of elderly people mistaking the gas pedal for the brake, and driving through the front of a doctor's office or restaurant. Inevitably, they will claim it was a mechanical failure, as they are "good drivers". I hope I have the wisdom to park the RV long before I get to that point.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:02 PM   #26
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Soon to be 77 and DW is 73. The secret is to know your limitations. I've got over 4.5 million miles under my belt, no accidents, one speeding ticket but have a firm grip on the wheel when towing the TT. Keep my speed around 50-55mph. I try to avoid interstate highways, less traffic, fewer trucks, a lot less billboards and enjoy ride. DW eyes the scenery (when she is awake). I keep my eyes on the road and around me in front and back. When my kids were little there was no horseplay in the back seat or they got my attention. DW talks to me and I have her tuned out. Bugs the hell out of her when I don't answer, I just say "Sorry" I'm driving. Driving has my full time attention. I expect I will be good for a couple more years the probably hang it up.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:43 PM   #27
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We bought our 40 ft DP coach last year from a couple in their late 80's. They were upgrading to a 45 ft.! We are in our mid 50's. We wanna be RVing until we are in our late 80's too!
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:30 PM   #28
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Age ,,whats that a number !!! As long as I feel safe driving our RV we will do it !!! Even if it means going smaller to make it easier.
Knowing when is only up to you !!!

I sure hope Im RV ing for a long time to come!!!

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