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Old 08-14-2017, 10:36 PM   #43
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go for it. I turned 66 this spring, wife said why not buy a little trailer and give up the tent so I did and bought a 13 ft boler. Loving it and if it rains, I don't care
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:45 PM   #44
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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
Dick, you're doing my heart good with your attitude. As you well know, life is uncertain, and tomorrow isn't guaranteed. I learned that the very hard way in April when my Mom (who had been the picture of health until last Christmas) passed away from cancer.

When it's all over with, a life well lived means no regrets.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:59 AM   #45
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I meet a lady the other day at a campground. She is full time and 76.

Three years ago her husband passed from cancer. They had sold their house and decided to full time it. A year in he got sick. He taught her to do it all herself and after he passed she kept going.

She travels with a group of people she has met and does it all herself.

She plans on keeping it up till she can no longer drive and then has made planes to find someone younger to driver her.

Go and live life. And post a picture of your set up wham you get it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:52 AM   #46
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On traveling alone, my 2010 truck has a small backup camera. Once I figured out what I was looking at, it works fantastic. Really makes hooking up a breeze!

And backup cameras have improved a lot since 2010 for sure. I'll never have a tow vehicle without one.

And you have a lead on a Trillium 4500? Jump on it quick. They tend to sell within one day. Great trailers!
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:58 AM   #47
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I agree about the backup camera on the tow vehicle. It helps so much on hooking up I'd never do without one again.
I'm next going to try one on the trailer also, to see how it helps backing in to sites.

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Old 08-15-2017, 12:29 PM   #48
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I thought Randy nailed it when he said, "When I stop getting older, I will stop camping."

Then, I saw this. Now we can include Grandpa!
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #49
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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.
Age has nothing to do with camping. If you can drive safely, tow safely, and are alert then do it. I know people around 90 still traveling but they don't act or look that old. So it has all to do with your abilities. So have a great time. You may not have to go far to go camping and have fun. You can also look for others around your age that go camping. We met a group of Good Sam Campers that were all in their 80's-90's. They still camped and traveled some. It all depends on what you want to do.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:08 PM   #50
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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.
I like camping alone, it is very relaxing. No need to negotiate all activities or what time you get up and go to bed, stop for a break, take a day off traveling, take an unplanned detour on a moment's change of mind.

A happy marriage is a wonderful thing of course but so is being single and traveling solo. If you feel like being social and are concerned you won't make new friends out on the road then travel with a friendly dog, they are excellent at introducing you to all kinds of new human friends. Plus then you are not really traveling alone, you have a terrific friend traveling with you. One who makes you get up in the morning and get outdoors!

Biggest drawback, sometimes it is one of life's great simple pleasures to have someone make a lovely meal for you where all you have to do is sit down and enjoy it with good company. I feel like that mostly on days when I don't feel like cooking but I still feel like eating something home made.
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:16 PM   #51
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I'm also 81 and I just got back from an almost 5000 mile trip to the Canadian Rockies. Went by myself. Not so much fun by myself but my girlfriend couldn't go this time.
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Old 08-20-2017, 03:05 PM   #52
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I guess I'm not too old.

Thanks for your responses.
Bought my 1980 Trillium 4500 on Friday, I'm a Happy guy.
Quite a few things didn't work, everything is good now except the furnace which I haven't looked at yet. Overall it's in pretty good shape, redoing the cushions as they are original.
I'm looking at the flooring as well. I was wondering what was there originally!
I expect I'll upgrade the converter to a 30 amp unit. Currently 10 amp.
It's all good fun.
I have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee with trailer tow package, tows like not really there.
Stops equally well.
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It may not be practical for everyone to post a reply, but know we're all pleased for you. Very nice.
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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.
Dick,

I met a couple accompanied by their 87 year-old mother last week coming down the trail from Wahclella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.

I say if you've got it, use it!
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:06 PM   #55
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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.
:WOW! 102 and here I am at 73 and thinking I'm still travelling but I'm almost to the point of just stopping and sitting in a nice spot for a week now and again. 2009 I headed out on 3 months in Canada, then 3 1/2 months in the USA it was a great trip, met a lot of real nice people here and there. I did it in a old raised roof Dodge Van worked good for one, two for the length of time might of been tough. I traded it for a 2005 Echo when I got home all I can say is I now miss the Echo for the great MPG. Since then my wife's job got made redundant and we now travel every where together and I let her drive the rig, she is way younger than me. Were off again in Sept. for 3 weeks of fun with 3 different groups and a family visit.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:15 PM   #56
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I'm also 81 and I just got back from an almost 5000 mile trip to the Canadian Rockies. Went by myself. Not so much fun by myself but my girlfriend couldn't go this time.
:Bob did you manage to do the Cowboy Trail from Edmonton to Waterton national Prk, My wife and I went to our family reunion in Standard Alberta, from there we got to travel to a private Museum and guess what I got a bit to much sun and passed out for most of the day but my wife got to go. It is called the Museum of Making, It is near Ghost Lake which is just up the road from Cohcrane, Ab. She took lots of pictures so I will get to see some of it. We did not do the Cowboy trail from Edmonton but we did it from Cohcrane to Waterton, Boondocking along the way but the 4 days we spent at Waterton we camped in Pincher Creak the place had reasonable rates and it was about 1 hour to and same back. The Cowboy trail is a quite interesting area. Maybe next year well do it from the beginning.
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