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Old 11-11-2016, 08:25 PM   #1
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Time for age survey

Just wondering how old folks are using this site and how long they expect to conitue RVing? I just turned 74 and have a good size DP and still feel real good about driving it and keeping it maintained. Been RVing since 1963 from sleeping on the ground up to our current 40 FT DP.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:35 PM   #2
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I'm 72 and we just started RVing 3 years ago, starting with an Itasca Navion IQ, then a year with a 34 ft Country Coach, and now we have settled into a Tiffin Allegro Bus that we love. We're essentially just getting started and look forward to at least 5 - 10 years of it, maybe longer.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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I'm a female, started driving one, a small class C first, then an A, then an old diesel pusher. So about 5 to 6 or so years.

I will be 71 in March and plan on 5 more years at least, hope my good health is equal to my expectations.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:59 PM   #4
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I'm 62 and started out in a tent many, many years ago then about 5 years ago bought a pop up and used it for 3 years and got tired of setting it up and taking it down so we go a 26' Class C 2 years ago and love it. We are lucky that we live in a place that we can park it at home so it is always close by.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:34 PM   #5
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I'll be 76 next month. Been RVing since 1977 and plan to kep going for another 10 years.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:38 PM   #6
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~20 years more
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Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:39 PM   #7
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62, full timing, don't want to change but thinking about a couple acres to home base on. Somewhere without yuppies.
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:27 PM   #8
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71 and 70 here. Started in tents with kids about 40 years ago. Moved up to a travel trailer, then to a Bluebird 40' Wander Lodge DP, then into our DRV Mobile Suites fifth wheel that we plan to keep for the next 10 - 15 years.
Both of us retired Spring 2016 & loving it
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:34 PM   #9
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71 here, wife is 68 and we plan to keep on going for the next 20 years or so. As long as our health holds out.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:15 AM   #10
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48 and our our 3rd motor home. Started out in a tent then moved to a pop up prior to the motor homes. Camped as a kid and hope to some day take grandkids and great grand kids.
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Old 11-12-2016, 04:17 AM   #11
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I'm under 60, but won't be able to say that after next month.

I want to travel as long as I can. If that ends tomorrow or 30 yr from now, I'll be happy.
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Old 11-12-2016, 04:55 AM   #12
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52, wasn't going to start until 60 but health got in the way so we moved it up and are going to keep going until I see the white light.

For the next few years it will probablly be weekends in the summer and some longer trips in the winter.

If it don't work out at least we'll have no regrets about not doing it.
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:27 AM   #13
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48, I feel like a kid around here. Tent camped off and on since I was a cub scout but it was never a lifestyle. But life changes, business changes, and kids out of the house meant my wife and I decided we needed to get out there. This is our first RV of any kind and we jumped into the deep end - fulltime starts tomorrow!
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:28 AM   #14
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I am 61. Bought my first motorhome in 1993, and fell hopelessly in love with the RV lifestyle. Our current rig is the 4th brand new one, out of 5. Lots of fun, miles, and new friends along the way, over the years. Hoping we can continue on for quite a few more years.
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