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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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Youngsters and the RV lifestyle

I haven't seen many fulltimers younger than 55. My wife and I are in our early fourties. Just curious if others RV'rs are seeing a change in the RV demographic.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
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Well im 40 and wife is 63. We have about 8 couples we are friends with that live close by .They range in age from 37 to 66 years old . Weve never thought about the age thing really, we know so many people of all different ages that have RVs, wheather it be a TT or MH, we travel with all of them doesnt matter to us there all very nice people young or aging gracefully : ) 3 of them are in there 40's and retired and have DP's hard working people very nice to, retired early good for them . Yes in my area have noticed a few full timers that are in there late 40's and early 50's that are fulltimers. But with the new generation coming up dont think were see to many more younger people that can retire early unless they get a good start in life early you know.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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I haven't seen many fulltimers younger than 55. My wife and I are in our early fourties. Just curious if others RV'rs are seeing a change in the RV demographic.
In our travels we meet a lot of folks full timing who are still, to me, youngsters. They are doing it mostly because they are working construction or other jobs where they follow the work, or because they were forced to by economic issues and they are doing the best they can. We have met two young couples doing what DW and I did (only on a motorcycle) when we were young - traveling until the money ran out.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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Thats what i did for years with TT's followed work out of state how i raised my kids. Started my Bussiness in 96 planted roots in Greenvalley and stayed put .Kids all grown up now can play with the grandkids.Wasnt fun traveling when kids were growing up miss out on growth spirts. Mainly use DP to go to Idaho and Colorado couple other states to visit family. Also take family to the Dunes and lake havisu once a year. Cant wait to retire myself soon as we get the debt paid down.
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i would love to travel more- i have 4 day weekends twice a month but my partner only has sat and sun; sounds fun- enjoy the good life while you can; each day is a blessing
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i would love to travel more- i have 4 day weekends twice a month but my partner only has sat and sun; sounds fun- enjoy the good life while you can; each day is a blessing

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I haven't seen many fulltimers younger than 55. My wife and I are in our early fourties. Just curious if others RV'rs are seeing a change in the RV demographic.
I presume that by "the RV demographic", you mean the age of people that live in one fulltime.

That seems to have been pretty consistent over the years- for the most part, it's a choice family-raising folks make after their children are raised- with a few exceptions, of course.

Mid-fifties is the earliest most of us can expect to get all the chicks out of the nest!
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We're in our early 40's and 3rd year full timing. Met quite a few younger couples that full time, most of whom work on the road with internet, or writing, programming, online businesses etc. in our case hubby is a fulltime trader, and i'm a photographer/writer. There are a few Facebook groups that address a younger crowd....technomads, nuRVers etc. also found a lot of younger folks through blogging. You can check out our blog (wheelingit), plus technomadia, Hortons Travels, Watsons Wonder, Riveted....many more links on my blog too
We're spending Dec in San Diego if you happen to be close...
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