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Old 11-16-2016, 04:58 PM   #71
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John & Kathy....I'm 74 and she's 66. I started in the cub scouts, boy scouts & explorers backpacking, and tenting. Parents had a trailer which I used when I had a young family, then p/u camper, then Class B, moved up to class C in 1973 kept it for 10 years using it in the summer & winter (skiing). Kids got older and I went sailing, retired and sailed to Mexico. Went back to RV's in 07 with a class A Country Coach and now with an 08 Country Coach. What a way to see the country!!
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:30 PM   #72
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83 & wife 79, As long as we can walk. Started in 1960 with a 59 Ford SW.
After the kids got to big we got a tent.
In 1973, we got another SW & a 15 ft trailer.
After all the kids left home, we camped in a 1983 Custom Ford van.
In 1996 we got a 1990 Sportsmoble dodge van.
Which we still go camping in.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:50 PM   #73
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:01 PM   #74
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I'm 61 we've had campers and motorhomes of and on for about 30 years. This is really the first one that we've traveled a lot with.
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Old 11-17-2016, 01:06 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by srt20 View Post

On a side note for some of you more "seasoned" folks, I spent many nights in a 1950's Spartan TT. Looks real similar to a Airstream. Its about 35ft long and probably weighs about 10k empty. Its my uncles on his hunting land, and on the owners manual it has a picture of a station wagon towing
I was about 10 when my dad had a 62 Ford Galexie station wagon pulling a 24 ft TT with 3 kids. I remember him dealing with over heating problems and using a weight distribution hitch. We went from CA to Yellowstone and back. I suspect it was a worrisome trip for my parants.
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:42 PM   #76
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I'm 61, wife is 64 and will retire next year. I have a few years to go but we just bought a MH and are getting started on the fun part of life. Looking forward to traveling and seeing our great country at a little slower pace. I like to drive and she likes to ride so we should be all set.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:47 PM   #77
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I am 50. Wife is 52. We start full timing January 6. No more work. Just fun.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:40 PM   #78
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On our 3rd motor home. First one was a Class B plus, next a 2013 28 ft class A, present one a 2012 33 ft class A, bunk model to accommodate the G Kids. I am 68, wife is 66.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:57 PM   #79
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Sorry to not being a team player but on a public forum it's nobody's business how old I am.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:47 PM   #80
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Sorry to not being a team player but on a public forum it's nobody's business how old I am.

Last I checked... participating in any thread on this forum was totally on a voluntary basis.
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I'm 76 and my wife is ah- ah- younger. We are in our 4th class A. We show std. poodles so we go quite a bit to dog shows. Had a nice little TT but it got to small for us and 4 dogs so we up graded to our Monaco DP (4 slides). We had gas MH before but the DP is the way to go. I'm a aircraft builder so I try to do all the maintenance myself and I like doing mods to the coach. Get the Ideas from this forum. Have not had this coach long so I'm still getting used to it and cleaning things up to out liking. Just returned from the UKC nat'ls (1200 mi. round trip) no issues coach runs good and quite. We are looking forward to the 2017 season. While at the Nat'ls our dog won best of breed and won best in group, advanced to best in show. Did'nt win BIS but it was a great honor to be with such a wonderful group of dogs. I really like this forum and check in frequently. Pat
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:14 AM   #82
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65 & 68, still working. Been working together for almost 37 years and just celebrated 30 years married. Started in tents, two pop ups, tt, and now three class A's. First two gas and now the bus. Plan to keep going until either the bus or we can't do it anymore. Plan to retire in early 2018.
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