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Old 01-11-2020, 07:41 PM   #1
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I have a dream...Am I too old to FT, 75 and still counting!!
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:56 PM   #2
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Are you waiting until you get younger, or maybe your next life??
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:22 PM   #3
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Can you still walk drive breathe
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:30 PM   #4
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Not in that order. Thanks!
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We are both in our middle 70s, been full-time about 8 years. No intentions of going back. No sticks and bricks for us. Go for it!!
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:52 PM   #6
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Got our first camping unit, a 30' fifth wheel in 2014 when I was 73. We've since done four outings per year, from four to ten weeks each. Wish we'd done it sooner, but won't stop until we have to. We have visited all eleven Western States. Now going back to some for a closer and longer look & see places that we skipped. We rarely tackle more than 150 miles in a day. We are 95% dry camping or boondocking.
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I turn 70 in a few weeks and see no end of RVing for us yet.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:17 AM   #8
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75 is just a number. I know 30 year olds that are too old and 80 year olds who aren't . Only you can answer that question for you. Just be honest with yourself.
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I have a dream...Am I too old to FT, 75 and still counting!!
You're too old when you decide you're too old. Or when your body just won't keep up with your mind anymore. If you're physically able to set up and tear down an RV, and tow/drive it down the road, you'll be fine. Yes there will be issues that pop up, but you'll handle them. I've met some really old farts in my travels. Heck, not long ago, I met a couple that had to be in their 80s that were in a truck and toy hauler with a couple of Harley baggers in the back. If they can do it, you can do it.
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Funny I look at most folks my age, turn to my wife and say. "boy they are old, glad we are not that old"
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Like I mentioned, just don't rush, don't try to do too much. We rarely hit the road before 10 or 11 am. We rarely go over 150 miles in a day, we rarely stay anywhere less than several days (less setup and breakdown). DW helps with the heavy stuff (getting generator in and out of the truck ... though mostly it stays in the truck). My memory isn't so good so we have post-its and check lists and DW backs me up on them because I forget they are there. She's mostly in charge of the chocks because I forget to put them out. I'm 6-3 but still use a stool alongside the truck bed when we are hooking up the 5er. On longer drives DW does some driving while I nap.

I put a rubber bumper around the pin box after walking into it and needing 9 stitches. I put foam on the awning arms that hang down. I no longer go up/down the stairs with both hands full (you can guess why). I put stair treads on the stairs (you can guess why I suggest that). I wear sturdy shoes. I keep it under 60. I avoid gas stations that have close quarters.

DW watches me like a hawk. Reminds me to put up the rear stabilizers before lifting the front to hitch up. She's usually outside watching when I'm maneuvering.

If you can, get a new truck with camera system. It's a huge help to those of us with four-eyes and less peripheral vision.

I'm a clutz. If I can do it at 79, you can do it. Just don't rush. Nice thing about RV'ing; there's never a need to rush.
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I'm 75....go for it. The more active you stay the longer you'll live.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:15 PM   #13
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How about 78 and full timing....

We love it and will continue until the Lord lets us know itís time to stop....

(Weíll be working in the Black Hills of South Dakota this summer!!!!!
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We have a friend who is 91 and full timing. He and his wife love it.
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