Motorhome Magazine Open Roads Forum: Is 70 the age to stop towing
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Is 70 the age to stop towing

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Page  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 19  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
kennethwooster

Perryton Tx USA

Senior Member

Joined: 11/21/2003

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 04/14/17 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NO!! I'm 72!and definitely not ready to quit. I had aerobic valve changed out last summer, and missed our rip. Can't wait to get going again.


kenneth wooster- retired farmer. Biblical History Teacher in public HS, and substitute teacher.
wife Diana-adult probation officer, now retired.
31KSLS Full Body paint Cameo
Ford F350 2014 DRW 4X4 King Ranch.
20K B&W Puck mount hitch

pnichols

Santa Cruz Mountains

Senior Member

Joined: 04/26/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/14/17 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hmmm ..... a backseat driver is probably the best one to judge whether or not a 70-on-up year old should even drive ... let alone drive a towable RV.

In my case ... that would be the DW, who is the passenger in our RV and at all times knows and says how I'm doing in my driving. She hasn't asked me to stop driving it ... yet!

* This post was edited 04/14/17 11:45pm by pnichols *


Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca 324V Spirit

atwowheelguy

Marietta, Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/31/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/15/17 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Heavens! I've only got 14 months left until age 70. Does that mean I have to give up my dirt bike, too? It's harder to handle than the trailer.

[image]

[image]

[image]

* This post was edited 04/15/17 02:46pm by atwowheelguy *


2013 F150 XLT SCrew 5.5' 3.5 EB, 3.55, 2WD, 1607# Payload, EAZ Lift WDH
Toy Hauler: 2010 Fun Finder XT-245, 5025# new, 6640-7180# loaded, 900# TW, Voyager wireless rear view camera
Toys: '66 Super Hawk, XR400R, SV650, XR650R, DL650 V-Strom, 525EXC, 500EXC


Supercharged

Az.

Senior Member

Joined: 01/01/2005

View Profile



Posted: 04/15/17 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

atwowheelguy wrote:

Heavens! I've only got 14 months left until age 70. Does that mean I have to give up my dirt bike, too? It's harder to handle than the trailer.

[image]

[image]

[image]
As long as you ride in the woods, but riding on the road after 70 is hit and miss, you are the hit.


So big a world, so little time to see.

mowingman

Texas

Full Member

Joined: 04/28/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/16/17 06:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A person should have enough sense to know when it is time to stop towing, based on their abilities. I have a friend who turns 80 this year. He and his wife just took delivery of a brand new 39' fifth wheel, and plan to continue full timing for as long as their health allows. He told me that common sense will let him know when he needs to give up towing.

fj12ryder

Platte City, MO

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2003

View Profile



Posted: 04/16/17 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A good indication is the when the number of people gesticulating at you increases and you wonder why. [emoticon]


Howard and Peggy

"Don't Panic"

Supercharged

Az.

Senior Member

Joined: 01/01/2005

View Profile



Posted: 04/18/17 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

John&Joey wrote:

WOW 13,797 reads for Supercharge... wonder if it's his personal best.
I think it will hit 15,000.

Supercharged

Az.

Senior Member

Joined: 01/01/2005

View Profile



Posted: 09/10/17 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wd wrote:

You notice he made a blanket statement and deserted the post. Lol


No, I'm here reading and thinking about everyone of you that are over 70.

IBcarguy

Northern CA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/23/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/10/17 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm glad everyone says no to this....I'll be 70 in a few months.

Edd505

Elephant Butte, NM

Full Member

Joined: 05/20/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/10/17 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I suspect when you say "OH Sh_T, I should not have done that" and call your insurance company, it's time to quit.


2017 Durango Gold 353RKT
2006 F350 SRW 6.0 King Ranch Crew longbed
2000 F250SD SRW 7.3 longbed airbags
2014 Jayco Eagle 33.5 BHLT sold
2007 Layton 250LT sold


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Page  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 19  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Is 70 the age to stop towing
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS