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Old 11-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #1
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The biggest nomadic group in 21st-century US is undoubtedly the RVing retirees, and specifically the ‘full-timers’ who have sold their houses to buy their motorhomes. You know you’re living in a restless nation when an estimated quarter-million grandparents choose to say goodbye to their families and communities to live on the road. They tend to travel together in herds, moving from campground to RV park, northwards in summer, and south in winter, with brief annual detours to visit the kids and grandkids. In the desert outside Quartzite, you see them park their RVs in a circle like covered wagons, with a central campfire where these genial enthusiasts gather on lawn chairs for cocktails and cheese snacks.



The iconography of the Old West often appears on their T‑shirts, and in airbrushed designs on the outsides of their RVs: running horses with flowing manes, cowboys and Indians, bison, grizzly bears and eagles. RV brand names include Wanderer, Nomad, Sunchaser, Grey Wolf, Palomino, Winnebago, and it’s probably only a matter of time before a retired dentist from Minnesota hits the road in a brand-new Comanche.

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I think he underestimates the number of Americans on the road. Do you feel the call of the road?

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Old 11-03-2015, 09:22 AM   #2
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I've always read there are 3 million plus fulltimers. The post above is talking about a subset of that group. Powerful numbers either way. Maybe fulltimers could form their own, borderless state? No state taxes, of course!!!
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:45 AM   #3
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Mr. Grant must work for, or at least be a fan of, The Hallmark Channel. There is enough syrup is that piece to take care of a lumberjack camps breakfast needs for a year. LOL...
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Cocktails and cheese snacks around a campfire with genial folks sounds nice. If you are going to be part of a herd you might as well go in style.
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Mr. Grant must work for, or at least be a fan of, The Hallmark Channel. There is enough syrup is that piece to take care of a lumberjack camps breakfast needs for a year. LOL...
So cynical. While he uses more flowery language then I would, I liked it. More ancient history then RV culture.
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So cynical. While he uses more flowery language then I would, I liked it. More ancient history then RV culture.
I'm guessing that the Hallmark channel isn't a staple in your house.???
Think "Leave it to Beaver" meets "Ozzie & Harriet".
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Other then news, I really can't sit still for TV. Untreated ADHD.
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Nor did he mention the Studebaker Conestoga model, the 2 horsepower version, or the higher hp version of 1954-55, which could at least pull a small FGRV.
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My wife and I lived full time in a large RV for two years.

More than once during that period,my wife would talk to a crying wife, in a campground rest room, who had been talked (forced?) by her husband to sell their home, leave their family and life long friend behind, so they could travel the highways and byways of America & Mexico!

I love RV travel, camping and all that...but, while living full time in a RV can be a great carefree life, it is not for everyone.

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I love RV travel, camping and all that...but, while living full time in a RV can be a great carefree life, it is not for everyone.Bill

100% correct Bill
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I liked the article. I think that for a very large sub-set of Americans there is a real need to be on the move and to feel, at least to some degree, the lure of the open road with all it's possibilities. Personally, I love that feeling I get when we close and lock the door and take off for an extended trip, but I also love the feeling I get when we finally return home after a long journey. To me, that's the best of both worlds!
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