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Old 02-10-2016, 04:00 PM   #15
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The answer to that question is very subjective. Hows your health? How active are you? Have you moved a lot during your life or pretty much lived in one area? How much room do you need to comfortably live (both physically and mentally)? Some people for various reasons are too old at 50, there are others out there still going strong into their 80s. As for me, Im 68 and have been full timing in my 1994 Class A RV since July 2013. This past hunting season I put in numerous 9 hour days tromping around the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains here in AZ chasing quail and I hope for many more similar hunting seasons to come. This spring and summer Ill be off roaming this beautiful country of ours. Its a nice life, not for everyone but it's nice for me.

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Old 02-11-2016, 06:03 AM   #16
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its not the Age, its the mileage... and you can not take it with you... sell, give, dump...


GET doing what you WANT to do.. no one is promised tomorrow.. and you 2 have seen many yesterdays...


We are 63ish... first time snow bird-ing... never camped for more than 2 weeks. well before this winter. 10 weeks now and counting. South Carolina beach.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:08 AM   #17
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There is no such thing as too old, just too sick. If you are healthy, go for it, but have a plan to end it gracefully when the time comes.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:01 AM   #18
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Heck no you are not too old. As long as you have your health and can handle the rig. I don't know why you waited so long. I am 42 and I'm outta here asap. About another 20 years to go. I'm counting down.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:18 AM   #19
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There is no such thing as too old, just too sick. If you are healthy, go for it, but have a plan to end it gracefully when the time comes.
Ending it gracefully when the time comes. Definitely something to ponder....don't see it mentioned often
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Ending it gracefully when the time comes. Definitely something to ponder....don't see it mentioned often
Lot's of great advise. Why not rent the house out for 1 year and give it a try see how well you like it.

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Old 02-11-2016, 07:51 AM   #21
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You need to ask if the S&B owns you or you own the S&B. You never see a U-Haul following a hearse.
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:06 AM   #22
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Then there are the few that end up on the 11 o'clock news that mow down kids and women at a craft fair or farmers market because they pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes.

Just imagine the damage a motorhome can cause, by accident. Then you will make the right decision.
I take this as a vote to stay in the rocking chair?
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:39 AM   #23
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Most of the comments I've seen here give good insight. We are technically snowbirds, since we spend our winters in our condo in Florida, but most of the year we are on the road. I'm 72, DW just a little younger, but we are active and in good health. We are planning to keep it up for as long as it's still fun.


At 71, you should be getting Medicare, so that problem is handled. Silver Sneakers is the exercise part of Medicare. That allows us to go to a large (and growing) selection of fitness centers to do whatever you want for exercise. We like Anytime Fitness, since we can go in at any time. Look it up.


Just as others here have stressed, your own personal health is the biggest factor, and bluntly speaking, it's not likely to improve as you get older..............


Bottom line: do it now!


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Too Old???

Being fulltime has kept me fitter and younger than ever. Every day I pinch myself just to make sure I'm not dreaming this dream we are living.
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I am 71--wife is 66. We have been on the road full time for almost 5 years. We started as soon as I retired. I can not see sitting around waiting to die. When the grim reaper finds out where I am, I hope I left the day before. The last 5 years have been the best of 71.
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I really think you are doing it the right way now. Travel as often and for as long as you want like you are doing now. You still have the ability to be gone as long as you wish and can always hire someone to take care of the yards ect, if you want to stay out longer. It's not so much the age you are, but having a house to fall back on is important at any age. You never know what tomorrow will bring and once you sell your house that somewhat limits your options or at the very best will complicate them if problems arise.

There are a lot of people on this web site that will tell you to "go for it", "get rid of everything", "it's the dream life", "you can't take it with you" and on and on. I really don't know that is the best decision for anyone, let alone to give you that advice when they really don't know you and your financial status. I love being on the road exploring as much as anyone but I really like the peace of mind that if I need to be home, for whatever reason, I have a home to go to.

I'm sure you worked hard for your house and the ability to pay it off and have no debt. That being said I personally wouldn't get rid of your house just to full time, it's your "ace in the hole" when you really need to stop RV'ing or find you need the funds for other things.

You asked for advice, and this is only my opinion. I'm sure there will be a lot of people who will counter my opinion with all the great things about full timing and, and the "you can't take it with you" attitude. But if you keep your house, in 10 or so years when you really can't or don't have the desire to full time, at least you won't have to go looking for a house, or become financially strapped trying to figure out where you are going to live. At least your house will appreciate in value and your options will be much better.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:19 AM   #28
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My dad sold his trucking company a year ago they bought a motorhome and headed to Arizona for the winter. At a ripe old age of 82
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