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Old 12-17-2007, 07:26 PM   #15
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I don't think any particular age is a useful decision point. Physical ability - to drive, to set up and take down camp, and to take care of oneself - should be the deciding factor. Yes, there is the problem of recognizing that point, but I hope I have the good sense when my time comes to be getting frequent physical exams and taking the advice of those in a better position to judge, such as my doctor and my family... before the decision is forced on me.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:37 PM   #16
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The man and wife that bought my Scamp came all the way from California to get it here in Minnesota. He was in his early 90's and he was just starting to camp so he said. Got to give him credit! Nothing was stopping him from enjoying his last yrs on earth. He was enjoying himself. Wife was not in the best of health, but he was taking her camping.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:17 PM   #17
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We had an elderly couple come to one of the boler campouts. He walked with two canes and she had arthritis.They pulled into the camp area and about four or five men imediatly helped to park and get them set up. At the end of the weekend there was help to pack and get everything roadready again. They enjoyed the weekend so much that they came back the next year.
If you stay at home you'll rust. If that happens you'll disintigrate. If you can get it down the road this group will help make your camping worthwhile.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:10 PM   #18
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My wife & I are both 82 and we camped this last summer. We did not take any long trips but restricted ourselves to places within a one day drive of home. I hope next summer to be able to take a three day trip going and coming but we will have to wait and see. Just stay off the Intrstates and take your time without trying to see how far you can go in a day. 300 to 350 absolute tops and stop by 4 and you have time to relax and enjoy yourself. Tom
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:16 PM   #19
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Tom,
Thanks for the encouraging message. Our plan is to move to Tennessee when we retire and be with 6 hours of fabulous camping in any direction.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:15 PM   #20
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Laura and I are still young, so I was not going to chime in but after reading this a few times I thought I would add our thought on "When is it over?"
Laura and I both agree its is over when we can't get up and go anymore and not one second sooner. We are going to be that old couple that are a mennace to society , Bad driving slow moving but still getting after it. No coasting in to the next life but rather skidding in and yelling at the top of our lungs....WOW WHAT A RIDE!!
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:22 AM   #21
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My wife & I are both 82 and we camped this last summer. We did not take any long trips but restricted ourselves to places within a one day drive of home. I hope next summer to be able to take a three day trip going and coming but we will have to wait and see. Just stay off the Intrstates and take your time without trying to see how far you can go in a day. 300 to 350 absolute tops and stop by 4 and you have time to relax and enjoy yourself. Tom
Dear "Tom & Virgin..."

That's remarkable at 82! You'll probably have to amend your ID after another night or two in your TT.

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Old 12-22-2007, 08:05 PM   #22
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I'm thinking other things just get in the way, and one doesn't go out for a while, and that becomes the end of it. I'd doubt that anyone plans to stop, but it just happens. A medical procedure slows one down, the plan is to get started again, then something else happen... next thing you know, it's been a long while and you think maybe it's time to stop.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:59 PM   #23
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We camp with a couple that are 80 and they made the Oregon Gathering from Florida in 06 and kept going for the rest of the summer. You know what Yogi said, "It ain't over till its over"
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:20 PM   #24
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I'll be pulling my trailer or driving an RV of some sort until they take my drivers license away. My family has a history of good health and most have driven well in to their 90's.....so that's what I'm looking forward to. Another 25 years plus unless God Forbide I get tired of it.

Hey, if I were to come into several million dollars I'd be jet setting around the world. Camping would be on the side burner until I used up the millions, then I'd hitch my little Scamp and away I'd go.
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Just projecting ahead, trying picture myself hooking up the trailer and going out camping when I'm 80+
I know someone in another camping club that hires a "youngster" to deliver his rig to the campground of his choosing and set it up for him. Then the kid retrieves it when he's through...

Just a thought...
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