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Old 05-06-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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Getting too old to RV?

Wonder if you are in ok health how long do you continue to RV. I'm 72 and feel ok about continuing to RV for a long time. What is your age just wanting to see where everybody stands?

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Old 05-06-2015, 06:45 PM   #2
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Personally, the number means nothing to me. It all depends on whether you can drive safely in what ever you are driving and your overall health.

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Old 05-06-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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I am sure that there are some people who are 50 years old who probably shouldn't be driving an R.V. So I guess it depends on each individual. Gale
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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I'm 68 and the DW is 67 and we just bought the 45' Magna in my sig. No problems driving it
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:11 PM   #5
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I'm 77 and have two RVs, a Born Free Class C and a Lance slide-in camper on a Dodge 3500 DRW. Enjoy them both and not slowing down yet!
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:20 PM   #6
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There are several snowbirds in our resort that are well into their 80's.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:30 PM   #7
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Getting too old to RV?

I've known several professional bus drivers in their 70's. Their driving skills are more a factor of their individual ability than their age in general.

Don't look to the calendar to either limit you or empower you. Look to your personal ability and attitude instead.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:41 PM   #8
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My uncle is 84 and is on his third motorhome with over 100,000 miles on it! Six months ago he had a blowout in Interstate 15 north of Vegas and changed his own tire. I wanna be like him when I grow up!
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:33 PM   #9
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I'm 72, and my wife and I have a 10 week trip planned for this summer. And after that... well it's football season.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:47 AM   #10
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My father is 88 and he just now sold his Cass B, since my mother passed, he has no passion left for camping. They started in the mid 60's with a truck camper.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:55 AM   #11
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Age is just a number. I know a 70 yr old that is in just as good if not better health as me. I'm 41. Ive known 50 yr olds that I would swear are 80.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:05 AM   #12
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I'm 62 wife is 58 I hope we have many years left. Not concerned about age. Our body's will tell us when its time to stop.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:06 AM   #13
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We were at Alliance Coach in March getting some upgrades and the couple next to us were 88 and 86. He decided it was time to trade their 45 foot coach in for something smaller and more maneuverable, so they bought a 38 footer. He had no plans to stop RVing anytime soon. I want to be like him when I grow up!
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:13 AM   #14
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Age is not relevant. Physical condition is.

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