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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 07-08-2012, 08:23 AM   #71
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I am 52, I usually tent camped but the little egg makes boonie camping easy!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:07 AM   #72
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I just learned that I'm able to add a poll to this thread and I've done that.

I just want to thank everybody for their replys. The wife and I have been reading them together. I think we're closer to pulling the trigger and taking the plunge, thanks to all these replys.

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:16 AM   #73
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:19 AM   #74
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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.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #75
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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!
At the time of this posting there are only 18 responses. The results do not appear to match Fredericks bell curve. I wonder if the results will differ for old and new. Perhaps we can get Reace to pipe in once there are more results.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #76
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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.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #77
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I just looked at the poll. It appears that my suspcions are comfirmed.....that we're not to old to start traveling via the mobil hotel room aka an egg trailer.

The two leading age groups 50-60 and 60-70 are the high count on this poll.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #78
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Tell me my dreams are a possability and that we're not to old.


Your not toooooooo Old! Just realize that you may find a place you want to spend more than a day at...............
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #79
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We (I am 35, my wife is 34) started camping by accident. We were on our way to a family reunion and decided to stay in a tent for one night about 5 miles away instead of an expensive hotel. The tent was TINY but we had a good time. We decided we wanted to do more camping so we moved up to a larger tent (7 person tent for 2 people). The next thing you know we had power strips, computers, speakers, and way too many toys for a tent. We moved up to a tent for 9 people that had separate rooms. Setting that thing up took WAY too long and it was awful when it rained.

I decided that I wanted a tear drop camper but my wife hated the idea. My car could only tow 2000lbs and my wife discovered the boler. We searched and searched and ended up finding a 1974 Eco (boler clone). We bought it and rehabbed it ourselves. It was great fun for 2 years but now we decided we need a real queen sized bed and a bathroom so we sold our baby last month and we pick up our Lil Snoozy in 12 days.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #80
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Hi. I am 63 years young and do the work on my camper myself. Have been enjoying the outdoors all my life. backpacked, tent camped, pop-up. now the Uhaul Ct13 because I want to be comfortable while winter time camping. Like the ability to go anywhere in this little baby. Plan to continue as long as I can....Good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise.
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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. We have have attended many ScampCamps and fiberglass rallies and many times we are the youngsters in the group. Many of our fellow campers are well into their 70's and still travel and camp extensively. You are the right age to meet many new friends with common interests and seek many new adventures with the easy to tow and user friendly Fiberglass trailer of your choice.
We don't actually own a "Camper".... Our 13D Scamp is a "Travel Trailer" which is easier, cheaper,and more comfortable than a motel.
We have averaged less than $8 a night for lodging and our trailer is still worth most of it's purchase price.
We have not got our average lodging cost down to 8 bucks per night but were trying . We used to go for weekend trips and buy all our meals and drinks at restaurants ,spending $200.00 for food and drink was normal. Now traveling with our SCAMP we can go for a full week and not spend $200.00 on food and drinks . You will make better friends at a campfire than you will in a bar.
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The age stats may be skewed by the fact that many folks can't afford a trailer until they hit a later age. We never could afford one till the kids were grown. To those of you who are younger, with tykes, and with enough money... count your blessings! I would have started earlier if I could have, so don't be afraid to start early yourself.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #83
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The age stats may be skewed by the fact that many folks can't afford a trailer until they hit a later age. We never could afford one till the kids were grown. To those of you who are younger, with tykes, and with enough money... count your blessings! I would have started earlier if I could have, so don't be afraid to start early yourself.
We decided to skip having kids and spend the money on ourselves.
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