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Old 08-14-2017, 12:36 PM   #29
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Dick,
I hope we meet some day. I love sitting around the campfire and learning from the elder campers.... I'm 64 hehehe still camping and still learning.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:37 PM   #30
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Not too old.

Last weekend was my grandmothers birthday.. For her birthday she wanted a new push mower so she could mow her own lawn. And for me to take her camping and hiking ti Big South Fork Northern Tennessee. I got her the mower and took her for 5 days. In the 5 days camping, we hiked a total of 18 miles. Some strenuous hikes. By the way, she turned 102. So Hell, Go for it. Have fun and be safe.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:50 PM   #31
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I'm 81 years old, camped most of my life in tent trailers, pop-ups, motor homes etc.
Gave it up when wife passed 3 years ago.
Have my eye on an 1983 Trillium 4500. Decent shape. I love to tinker, familiar with all the issues that can go wrong, I think.
Any thoughts, never camped alone.
Live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Love the look of the Trillium.
I am in my 80,s and tow my U-Haul from long island ny to the lake George ny 4 or 5 times a year about 200 miles each way. Like you did the motor home thing across the USA 4 times. Wife got tired of it so sold . A year later bought this u haul 13 and haven't stopped. Great for a one man deal. On the way to Gettysburg's bluegrass fest, Always meet some one so never really alone. So keep on trucking to we buy the farm.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:04 PM   #32
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Thanks for the phrase 'dirt nap'.
I'm 71, still motorcycle camping and Bigfoot travelling with my significant other. Yukon this Fall on the bike. Going back next year with the BF.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:06 PM   #33
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Not too sure but 65 isn't too old.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:07 PM   #34
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Too Old??

We just bought our Scamp 13' this past year.
We figured we better get out there and see some of the places we want to see before we can no longer do that.
Have fun, meet great friendly people, and camp until you can't.
Joe and Ann
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:03 PM   #35
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You are too old to camp when a couple of 20 year-olds can push your trailer faster than you typically tow it!
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:45 PM   #36
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Sorry to hear your wife died...


However, you didn't. If you feel like going, go! I'd say you're too old to go when you feel too old to go.


DonnaD gives good advice, as ever. Everyone did above. My best to you and your new adventures!


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Old 08-14-2017, 04:41 PM   #37
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I guess when the government takes away my license is when I'll have to stop towing, legally.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:15 PM   #38
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Dear Richard
I'm a mere 78 and am just starting mjy camping again. I have 71 Campster I'm working on. I have had it out once and have 2 local rallies coming up. I should have all the necessities taken care of this year. Will be ready for lots more outings next year
I share your concerns regarding age. I'm learning how to handle bad backs, medications and stuff. Does seem to limit the trip distance some
SO, if you're able to, then do it. And if you make it to the West Coast, please know that I will provide accomodations for you and your trailer. I will treat you right because I respect my elders! Welcome to the Old Farts Club
Roger in Pioneer California
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:24 PM   #39
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Dick,
Thanks for starting this thread. Great topic and great posts from everyone. My wife and I are 62 and love camping. Hope we have 20 or 30 more years camping. This is one of the most heart warming threads to come along in a long time!!!!

Donna, Thanks for your typical wonderful posts and response.

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Hi,
I'm 81 years old, camped most of my life in tent trailers, pop-ups, motor homes etc.
Gave it up when wife passed 3 years ago.
Have my eye on an 1983 Trillium 4500. Decent shape. I love to tinker, familiar with all the issues that can go wrong, I think.
Any thoughts, never camped alone.
Live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Love the look of the Trillium.
ick hit t he road running and really enjoy your self one never knows what is around the next corner in life nor do they know what is on the other side of the mtn. Heck I can see you enjoying life all over again and who knows another lady might be out there waiting to do the same thing u want to do.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:44 PM   #41
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Dick,
Thanks for starting this thread. Great topic and great posts from everyone. My wife and I are 62 and love camping. Hope we have 20 or 30 more years camping. This is one of the most heart warming threads to come along in a long time!!!!

Donna, Thanks for your typical wonderful posts and response.

jon
Can't agree more about the responses. There is no reason for me not to get on the road and yes maybe there is a lady out there looking for a travelling companion.or just for a coffee or a nice glass of wine.
Thanks everyone
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:31 PM   #42
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And especially if you have a lead on a 4500 and the skills to address what might come you should definitely jump on it. I know I'd love jalousies all the way around. Hope to see pics.
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