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Old 09-25-2016, 10:37 AM   #29
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:56 AM   #30
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My 1st year of camping myself was '98 in an old cabover camper. then through the years a travel trailer, 5th wheel, toyhauler and now a class A at age 40. Love the RV lifestyle
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:28 AM   #31
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Forever, almost! I was a Cub/Boy Scout. I climbed Mount Fuji (in Japan) with the Boy Scouts in 1956. My Dad had a TC. Made an 2 week trip in a barrowed TT, the DW Uncle's 26' Prowler in 1975. San Diego to Coeur d'Alene
Bought the 1st class A in 76 a 69 Winnebago Chieften, 2 TC, 2 CA, 1 5er, 1 CC to where we are now. 40' CA
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:00 PM   #32
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To add a little variety to this thread - my wife and I ordered our first RV in December 2015, took delivery in April 2016 and made our first ever RV trip in May 2016. And yes, at almost 70, we bought our last RV first.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:22 PM   #33
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Ten years old Tent camping 1948 to 1960's Teardrop travel Trailer. 1966 to 1970 Pickup Truck Camper. 1973. 1974 to 1985 Class C. 1986 bought a 19 ft Wind Jammer Class A Motor Home. From 1986 to present I have had several 5th wheels, TT's and Class A motor Homes and diesel pushers. I am now 77 years old and have my present class A. See my Sig
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:45 PM   #34
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Thank you one and all for sharing! I love reading each of your stories short or long!

With my parents we did the boat thing rather then the RV thing. Something I always found interesting about the boating culture is the waving to one and another as you pass on the water. At first it seemed weird. We had our first 18' closed bow at 10 years old and it was just strange to me. Then it grew on me and became just part of what you do. It was a culture of sharing and helping. Because we all got stranded out on the water a one time for any number of 1000 reasons.

I hope to find the same thing RV'ing.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:57 PM   #35
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Guess we are part of the trend..started out renting Class C & A's at age 32, bought 1st class A DP (Tiffin Allegro Red) at age 33, and now at age 35 have a factory order for a 2017 Newmar Dutch Star. We have 2 young kids and it's been a great way to travel!
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:13 AM   #36
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We camped with my parents when we were children! Rule was you had to be out of diapers (no disposables back in the day). Tents until I was well into my 40s and really purchased the RV on a whim! Now we are heading out for a month long trip to the Pacific Northwest to see kids and grandkids, something we probably wouldn't be able to do without our little home on wheels!
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:40 AM   #37
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Fell in love with camping early on with the cub/boy scouts. Continued years later with my friends for fishing and canoe trips etc. My first RV was the Bounder and I was 34. Reason we went right to a class A DP is we knew early on we wanted the best of both worlds. I'm referring to we love being outside, camp fires etc. but when the day is done we want all the comforts.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:54 AM   #38
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The DW was camping since 2 yrs old. Borrowed my brother's tent and tent camped with her at 24. Two years later, bought a 23 ft TT. Sold that 9 years later for a 33FT 5th wheel. Had that for 11 years and sold it when my son went to college. We figured we wouldn't need it anymore (and it paid a year of tuition). The next year we missed camping so we bought a 2 person tent. Bought a bigger tent the next (last) year (6 person). At the end of this season, just bought a 35 Ft Class A gas at 49. Still breaking her in.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:36 PM   #39
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Camped with parents in travel trailer at the desert motorcycle riding since I was 6. At 18 graduated high school and bought 15ft toyhauler in 2000. Had it for about a year and bought 21ft toyhauler. Had thT for a few year and bought 28fter. Wore thY one out bought 2010 toyhauler. We had our son and that thing got small quick. Bought 1999 34ft pace arrow. Well getting older was cool so we had our daughter and what you know. Pace arrow got small with no slides. Well in may of this year we bought a 39ft tripple slide discovery Dp. Not sure what we do next but won't rule out a bigger one lTer down the road. We love camping and do it alote and I just turned 35 and wife 30. Our kids always enjoy it also.
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Tent camped from the very beginning, my grand father and parents both bought rv's when I was 8 years old. We bought our first toy hauler at age 35, super C at 38 and class A at 47.
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:02 PM   #41
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We bought our first RV, a 1994 Bounder, in 2011, I was 40yo.
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My Dad loves the mountains and made sure all four of us kids were exposed since infancy. My first solo trip was in my Grandfather's rubberized army tent packed in the back of my 68 Olds 442.

Looking back, those early days were pretty rough!

Our first actual RV was a 73 StarCraft popup camper when DW got pregnant and said no more tents.

Our first Class A was a retired U-Haul rental 1984 HR Alum-a-lite and we were in heaven!
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