Originally Posted by Robin G
JC, Great idea to add the poll. But wonder if the poll will give you the wrong impression of who/why people own a fiberglass travel trailer? Hope not!
I do believe that the majority of the members here are older.
But I can assure you it doesn't mean fiberglass travel trailer owners are old. I see many young people traveling with them. Many of the people have chased me down along my travels tend to be on the younger side. Don't get a lot of geriatric tours. More of young professionals wanting to camp, but due to demographics, lifestyle, financial commitment, etc need to keep their camping units small and managable.
My interest in the age poll.....is more just curiosity at this point. However, the reason for my original post of this thread was to put my wife's concerns to rest. And that is......are we at the age where we may think that we'd use the trailer enough to make it worth the investment (however big or small that may be) or, would it end up like the boats, we enjoy them while we're out there but the effort and work it took to get the boat out of storage, load it up......take it to a lake or the delta, put it in the water and then do all of that in reverse at the end of the day (or the weekend if we slept on it for a night or two).
So, in short......I just want to show her that the maint. and upkeep is so minimal in compariso to a boat that many, many people are age and many older than us are traveling and trailering with an egg on a regular basis because they are so relatively easy to use and maintain.
Am I wrong in my thinking? Is it more than I'm considering?
I know that "trailering" would be considerably different than motorcycling. Notice I don't use the word "camping" because more often than not, the next day we'd be moving on.....traveling. That may (and I hope would) change for us dramatically, once we do retire but that's down the road at least another five years.
Although we ride seperate bikes, we do have wireless intercom and bluetooth to our helmets so we're able to carry on quite lengthy convesations and even take phone calls or make them (although we rarely do that) and so we share in that unlike most motorcyclists. Other couples have shared with us "no, we don't want the intercom......we enjoy the long periods of peace and quiet while riding. Terrie and I value that we're able to share as we ride......things we see, sites, vistas, views and........animals, etc. The same things when we're up in the moutains off roading in our 4x4, twenty five miles from the closest asphalt, like we did today.
I can't help but think it would be similar, in that aspect, being in the truck, pulling our little trailer. Stopping for the evening just about where ever we want (little camp grounds and rv parks all over this country) and even dry camping
on a cliff over looking the ocean on Hwy. 1 or somewhere in the Colorado rockies next to a river, just for the evening (we saw it at the head waters to the Rio Grande, just north of Creede, Colo. near Slumgullion Pass last month.....we both were in envy).
Tell me my dreams are a possability and that we're not to old.