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Dick0736 08-13-2017 10:26 AM

How old is too old to camp.
 
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.

Raspy 08-13-2017 10:59 AM

I say, get out there and do what you love to do. You'll undoubtedly make new friends. You can never predict what a trip will be like from home. The fresh air and exercise will be a very good.

EricAllyn 08-13-2017 11:19 AM

I think more is determined by the way you feel, and the way you drive. I know a number of people who are in their 90's and still out and doing the things they wanted to do. We have a member at church who was still doing all kinds of things at 95. Go for it!

Donna D. 08-13-2017 11:24 AM

You'll never again be as young as you are right now. GO! No one says you have to go far to have fun. Make new friends along the way, keep those memories happening. Always let close friends and family know where you're going... that's smart no matter what the age.

Come back here and brag about the grand time you're having :thumb

Raspy 08-13-2017 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donna D. (Post 656064)
You'll never again be as young as you are right now. GO! No one says you have to go far to have fun. Make new friends along the way, keep those memories happening. Always let close friends and family know where you're going... that's smart no matter what the age.

Come back here and brag about the grand time you're having :thumb

This is the perfect answer. Nice post Donna.

Byron Kinnaman 08-13-2017 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick0736 (Post 656051)
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.

As long as you like and feel like it. I would NOT ever want put an age on camping. I'm 75 and figure I've got around 20+ years of camping left.

RandyNH 08-13-2017 01:31 PM

How old is too old?

When I stop getting older, I'll stop camping.

Raz 08-13-2017 01:48 PM

Too old to camp. Never. Too old to drive is a question we will all have to face.

Dick0736 08-13-2017 02:32 PM

Some great answers. Driving not an issue so far and have a good tow vehicle.
I guess there is no reason not to buy and get at it.
Thanks all, for your support.

Jon in AZ 08-13-2017 02:45 PM

How old is too old to camp.
 
My mother still travels in a Class B at 91. She and Dad had planned to travel a lot when they retired, but an illness took him unexpectedly before he even got to retirement. Mom had to choose between letting go of her plans or adapting. She adapted.

That was 32 years ago and she's still rolling. She's had several traveling companions over the years, but she doesn't let the lack of one stop her. She is slowing down as she ages- fewer trips, closer to home, and less driving each day.

I think traveling is one factor in her longevity.

Dick0736 08-13-2017 03:00 PM

Great story, good for her, I feel younger now.
Thanks

Lisa in Michigan 08-13-2017 03:29 PM

Get it if it is in good shape! I love our Trillium 4500. If you love to tinker, and watch your costs, and fix it up (the mechanicals ) You should be able to break even or make a little money on it if you change your mind.

If you want company you can try going to some of the Fiberglass rallys and see if you like them. The Bolerama in ON was in July, but the Nigara Wine Escape in ON is in September, and the Algonac Glassic Egg Scramble in MI is also in September.

floyd 08-13-2017 04:08 PM

They have plenty of extra quiet campgrounds where we can all share a dirt nap after we are done with our fiberglass trailers.
This should be the last camper needed, AND its Fiberglass no less...
also pictured is a fiberglass vault.

The last two images are fiberglass too for those who prefer creamation!
http://mcwilliamsfuneralhome.com/images/fb.jpg



http://www.kootenaymonument.ca/image...arge/excel.jpg
https://www.legendurn.ie/media/catal..._funeraria.jpghttp://bridgesfuneral.com/HHH.jpg

Dick0736 08-13-2017 04:29 PM

I get it, the FG trillium is by far the better option.:)


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