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tawoo 10-22-2014 06:31 AM

How old are you?
 
That sounds like a silly question but I'm serious. I'm 67 and plan on full timing it next year when my "younger" wife retires. I would like to get an idea who are the typical full timers are and if age matters.
I already know size doesn’t
;)

Poppy 10-22-2014 07:24 AM

I don't think age matters as much as physical condition. I'm 60 and don't plan to give up camping until my bones can't handle it anymore.

Bungalow2015 10-22-2014 07:28 AM

We are 39 and 49 and age doesn't matter. We've "part timed" for eight years and "full timed" for almost three now. I've read about entire families who have full timed and loved it. I think it takes a special person to be able to full time, not everyone can live and function from a TT, motorhome etc. I think if its something you want to do and have the mindset to be able to do so, then absolutely do it-regardless of age!

Skaling 10-22-2014 08:23 AM

34.... Wife is 33, kids are almost 4 and 2....lots of years of camping ahead. :)

NHcamper 10-22-2014 08:30 AM

Me..41 Wife..38 Son..6 Dog..3

ShadyBrook 10-22-2014 09:12 AM

Me 57, Hubby 61, Dog 10, one grown son and 2 fun loving sisters! I'll be camping til I absolutely can not do it anymore!

cariboocreek 10-22-2014 09:19 AM

I'm 53, my bride is 52 (doesn't look a day over 27), the dog is 12.

OnTheGo 10-22-2014 09:20 AM

Age doesn't matter. We met people with school aged children, people that were typical retirement age, and others in-between. What does matter is: Quoting Bungalow 2015 -"...it takes a special person to be able to full time, not everyone can live and function from a TT, motorhome etc. I think if its something you want to do and have the mindset to be able to do so, ..."

I had many conversations with folks who wanted to know how we felt about fulltiming. Our answer was we really enjoy it. And our bottom line was always “You don’t know how much gypsy you have in you until you start the journey."

My advice to someone starting out would be to stay close to a familiar area until you feel comfortable with the lifestyle. I missed having a garage and my tools available. DW missed the full kitchen. Those two things shouldn’t have surprised us, but they did.

Not knowing where you will be next month (at times) was OK with us. I saw some folks have a tough time with that. Being able to go in any direction at any time was a real source of pleasure for me. It’s also greatly impacted by economics.

IMO, it’s a great lifestyle and if you even think you might like it you should give it a try.

Hitch Pin 10-22-2014 03:00 PM

I'm 55 my wife is 54, and both are retired. we've camped one to two weeks every month, April thru October. If it be the Lords will, we're gone to camp a lot more next year.

You ask about full timing, I say if your able, GO FOR IT !

thecampingcat 10-22-2014 03:21 PM

In 52 DW is younger and age does matter...your lucky if you get old! and it takes courage..lol


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