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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 07-07-2012, 11:24 AM   #57
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We're 72 & 76, married since 1960 & been camping in one kind of rig or another since that date. We've tent camped, & RV'd in everything from a pop-up to 32' 5th wheel. We've owned small/medium travel trailers, several cabover P/U campers, built & still use a 5x10' teardrop trailer, & just last year got 'into' fiberglass trailers with an '85 Scamp 13 that we're still 're-habbing'. We're still relatively healthy & expect to be using the Scamp (& the teardrop) for several years...
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #58
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I think we bring the average age down a bit. I'm 37, the wife is 30 this year. We take our 5.5 month old son out to the provincial parks with us in our '74 13' Boler. I love camping whichever way, but the wife HATES tents. She thinks that bears are going to get her and everyone she loves if given the chance. Obviously the fiberglass is enough to stop a bear in it's tracks... We love the trailer and quite frankly, the boy doesn't care one way or the other as long as he has a dry diaper and a boob nearby.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:22 PM   #59
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I just celebrated the sixth squared anniversary of my 21st Birthday and Robert is 2 years my junior.
I see we skew towards the incline of the bell curve but are rapidly approaching the summit.
But you can do 64-year-old level math!

Whatever the vintage, we are all like fine wines and the trailers are our vessels.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:11 PM   #60
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together we are twenty. 5 + 5 + 5 + 5. next year, the first one of us gets to be 21. for 20 days then we'll be 22.

seriously--we have done ALOT of camping since we've been together (38 years)....although it was limited to tents and tent trailers. having the boys (3) grow up and leave home has allowed us the freedom to go camping sans kids. and that's when a little more comfort became our treat to ourselves...and when we bought our OSOKOZY.
most of the other egg owners we've met have been on the "other side" of 50. but that's just our experience.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #61
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Old enough to know better
But still young enough to try
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #62
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I noticed today that both Casita and Scamp have ads in AARP Magazine....
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:44 PM   #63
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I'll soon be 61 myself and we have towed our Scamp about 60000 miles over the last eight years,and about 300 nights.


What is that appliance up there?

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Old 07-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #64
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I just bought my burro this year - I'm 65 and cannot figure out why I waited so long. I'm having a great time! Hubby was not enthusiastic about the purchase, but he is enjoying the experience almost as much as I am!
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #65
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I'm 27, and my wife is 24. Before our son was born we tented. We also had a minor bear incident which made my wife a little uncomfortable with tenting. This is our first year camping with the boler, and besides rigging up a portable air conditioning unit during a heat wave on our camping trip last week, everything's been great. Our 19 month old loves camping, and we like the coziness, the ease of towing and the looks our boler gets when we pull in to the campground.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:26 AM   #66
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I'm curious, the younger folks, no where near traditional RV age/retirement age, how did you all get the idea?

My grandpa had an Airstream I loved as a kid and my god parents had a VW Westfalia I also was totally into as a kid. I was doing a lot of car camping last summer and passed a Casita for sale and something just clicked.

Did you have family into RVing?
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:40 AM   #67
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Dylan, it's Floyd's Microwave. Think it's a Sharp. Nice cubed shape. Too bad they dont make them anymore as they take up less space.


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Old 07-08-2012, 01:10 AM   #68
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Ages 36, 35 and our 11 year old daughter. We love our little egg!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:44 AM   #69
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Go for it! Look at posting #14:

How Did You Get Introduced to FG Campers?

I'm 70 and my wife is an appropriate age in relation to that.

We returned Thursday, July 5 from an 18 day trip to the Kootenays.

I have to say that we are using Homelet even more than I envisioned when we purchased her.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:14 AM   #70
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I'm curious, the younger folks, no where near traditional RV age/retirement age, how did you all get the idea?

My grandpa had an Airstream I loved as a kid and my god parents had a VW Westfalia I also was totally into as a kid. I was doing a lot of car camping last summer and passed a Casita for sale and something just clicked.

Did you have family into RVing?
I had never experienced RV stuff as a kid at all, nor really as an adult until recently, though I was always intrigued by the vintage canned hams. Almost 2 years ago I did a walking trip across the state of Pennsylvania and two of my overnight hosts put me up in their RVs, which they used as guest rooms, sort of. One actually was the living quarters section of a big horse trailer, and the other was a traditional rather long stick-type trailer. Having slept on some barn floors (was also traveling with a pack horse) and out in the woods during the trip, I had the BEST TIME with my first RV experience. I immediately started trying to figure out what my Subaru could pull, and before I really had time to think this over I was driving to Minneapolis to pick up my Burro, exactly one month after I finished the cross-PA walk.

Now, if I can manage to rebuild and jam the windows back into it next weekend, I'll actually start using it again!
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