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Posted: 09/10/17 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My father quit towing his 35 ft airstream at 89. He's 93 now and I'll still ride with him!


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Posted: 09/10/17 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll be 80 my next birthday and will quit towing when all these young "whipper snappers" quit having accidents.


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


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This is a fact.. I'm 65, I've been "Estimated" at 55 by POLICE no less, had to show 'em my license to convince 'em of my age."
Some folks 45 look older than me. And some folks 45 ARE older than me when it comes to sharpness of mind and strength of body (But then I'm a Coffee holic)

I have a friend who just celeberated his birthday 2 days ago. Most folks think he is younger than I. he's not.

Many things: HE (And I) both have/had jobs we enjoy for the most part. We are not big Boozers, not smokers, Both Singers, same vocal range in fact.

We both know the LYRICS to Stars and Stripes forever.

Others have jobs they hate, Spend half their pay check at the bar.. Basically remind me of the phrase "Road hard and put away wet" (Horse talk).

THe bottom line is it is not possible to say XX is too old to tow. or drive a class A. however I can say 150 is likely too old.. but then .. Nobody that old.


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Posted: 09/11/17 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

Has more to do with overall health than age. If your reactions are still good, mind sharp, and vision decent I would say continue on.


X2. I was nearly 70, full timing and in great shape until a stroke took me out of the equation. I had planned to fulltime much longer since I had no issues whatsoever pulling my fiver and setting up camp. Not living in my RV is a bummer which is hard to get used to.


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I sure hope not. Turned 70 yesterday. If 70 were the magic age, I'd have to sell my new trailer today.


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Posted: 09/14/17 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A friend in Florida had the answer. When she started hitting things with her Class A, her kids made her get a Class B. Those few inches got her a couple more years.

At 74, I am still planning to drag a travel trailer several thousand miles a year. I have arbitrarily set my goal at age 78. In four years, I hope to adjust that to 82.

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TomG2 wrote:

A friend in Florida had the answer. When she started hitting things with her Class A, her kids made her get a Class B. Those few inches got her a couple more years.

Now there's some convoluted logic. I guess they figured she'd still hit things, but do less damage.


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Dad bought his new toyhauler when he was 85, still going strong, although his wife had a stroke and it has reduced his "going out alone for a week or two" trips he took before the stroke.

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Spend part of the summer in Montana with the fifth wheel ,this year was our 15th year at the same rv park on the Madison river .

The first person we met 15 years ago was a gentlemen and his wife , his wife has since passed away ,but he still tows his 35 foot Avion trailer from Indio, Ca. We celebrated his 91st birthday and the 40th year on the same rv site this summer.

I have ridden with him several times over the years in Montana and California where he lives. Not a problem with him yet at 91 driving , maybe 92 ?

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