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View Poll Results: Age group of the person responsable for the maint. and upkeep of your egg
20-30 11 4.68%
30-40 28 11.91%
40-50 37 15.74%
50-60 55 23.40%
60-70 77 32.77%
70 and up 27 11.49%
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #29
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I am pretty sure some of the best sleep i have ever had is with the sound of rain on the fiberglass roof, the best white noise ever !!
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #30
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I'm 41, I definitely have the impression I'm one of the younger ones on here. I don't think your use will have much to do with your age. If you're going to use the trailer, you're going to use it. Do you (and your wife!!) enjoying being in and around it is the big question. I LOVE my Scamp. From going places to just having a cozy little hangout space anywhere I am.

Maintenance I'd say probably varies a lot depending on the trailer and the conditions it sees. My 2001 was in nice shape when I got it last fall, but I'm doing it's first serious maintenance since I got it and boy there's a lot of little things to do. But I can be meticulous as well.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:37 PM   #31
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I'm 42 and Hubby is 44 so I'm glad to read all the posts about wishing they'd started 20 or 30 yrs ago. Looks like we made a good decision to start younger.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #32
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I'm 42 and Hubby is 44 so I'm glad to read all the posts about wishing they'd started 20 or 30 yrs ago. Looks like we made a good decision to start younger.
Yep, but I still wish I had started earlier! (And that goes for many things in life.)
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #33
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I bought my '83 Burro within a couple of weeks of my 62nd birthday. I camp in it by myself, mostly at various shooting events such as North-South Skirmish Association and American Single Shot Rifle Association. I for one have the time to use it now that I am retired and feel like I am getting full value from it. The only drawback for me is the major increase in gas consumption when I use it!

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #34
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I'm 59 and my wife is 57,we have been riding our 64 panhead since 78 till we got smoked in 08 leaving port dover friday the 13, buddy did a u turn in front of us, sturgis twice, daytona 3 times ,east coast once. We are also hotroders for most of our lives so we kinda downsized, sold the 48 ford, bought a 72 bug for val,she always wanted one and I still have the 31 chev {600 hp blower} so we went and bought a 76 trillium in great shape no regrets and good times, go for it, you only live once,I know!!!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #35
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The saga....backpacked in my late teens and into my 20's when camping gear was from army surplus stores. Then a couple of VW campers during my 30's plus backpacking. (all in the SW). Then a drastic move to Northern New England for 14 years so it was tent camping along the Maine coast. Then....a yearning for year round sunshine and snow at a visual distance so a year long move back to the southwest....in my mid-40's....with an 86 (or in that general range....time has gone by so fast) Toyota Sunrader....one year later, 25,000 miles later.....a job in New Mexico, 2 donkey's, a horse, and a mule. Then for my 55th birthday, a trip into the mountains for a mule rally, sleeping in a tent on the ground which gave me the idea that i wasn't that young. Then in my mid-50', a farm in Missouri and lots of moteling which got rather boring. Then in my late 60's the idea of something practical like an "egg" finally took shape. On my year-long wanderings I came across a couple of eggs and they always stayed in my mind. Now the Scamp is used here and there for short trips, during lambing season, as a guest house. When I finally do retire, hope to have the energy to get a 16 footer and take off for several months....but first have to decide to move off the farm and into town so there are fewer responsibilities.

Maintenance? wash and wax, once or twice a year....unpack food, clothing, sweep floor, winterize, dust, do something with wheel bearings once a year...the shop knows what to do, give tours of the "egg" both at home and away, practice backing up at home along with practicing aiming the truck to the front of the trailer and getting the ball and the hitch on the same wave length.

Go for it.....one never knows what's around the next bend in life!
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #36
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Forgot to mention it's to hot to even ride today, over 100, this afternoon.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:38 PM   #37
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I'll be 76 in a couple of weeks. Wife will be 73 in a couple of months. We've been travelling/camping since 1964. During that time we've had every kind of camping vehicle there is EXCEPT a motorhome. We've also tented and backpacked. We're now ate the age where we love our little fiberglass tent on wheels.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #38
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Are you thinking that only old people own fiber glass or rv's in general?


Personally, my mind say's Zumba , but my 52 year old body say's, What the hell are you thinking?


And though I am of your age group, I have owned rv's since my mid 20's. Wouldn't be without one! Been able to enjoy many a breathtaking sight (as you probably have on your bike) but difference is I had my bed with me, as well as my bathroom and any thing else I wanted to take along....


The thing you will have to do is find what rv/glass egg works for you and your wifes needs....... Good Luck and enjoy!
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #39
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I am 52 and my son who co-owns my Boler is 27. He does use it alot more then I do. I find alot more younger people are finding out the advantages of our little trailers and are getting into full customs. I have seen some real nice customised campers owned by some young people. I think the question should be, will you get enough use out of the trailer if you buy it. I dont think age has anything to do with decideing if you want one or not. Get out there and enjoy the great outdoors.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #40
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Interesting Rick,
I know that Jean L family has 3 generations owning bolers. His dad, him and his brother, and now his daughter. Seems that they suit young and old alike. That is evident when one hits a meet.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #41
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I used to enjoy going to the Harley dealership because I was one of the youngest, thinnest people there, That has slowly changed.
Now it's a nice, quiet BMW and looking hard for a camper.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:14 PM   #42
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Looks like we are the youngest chiming in so far...I'm 27 and my wife is 26. We've had our Boler for about 2 years now!
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