Newbie of (possibly) advanced age...

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  1. BobtheBass

    BobtheBass Funster

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    Hi Everyone.

    My wife Sue and I are totally new to this motor homing thing, and bought our first motorhome last week (a 2008 Compass Avantgarde 120). Hello!

    Something thats been on my mind, apart from the hundred and one things we have to learn/buy/work out by trial and error, is whats the average age of a new camper vanner? It feels quite weird doing something totally new at the age of 59 (both of us). Is this unusual, or do lots of people start when they retire? Can someone put my mind at rest?

    Cheers,

    Bob
     
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    camocam1 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Bob and welcome
    We bought our 1st and so far only van last year at 57 and its just great !!!!!! Away every 2nd weekend us unfortunately I'm still working
    Ron
     
  3. meanders

    meanders Funster - Life Member Life Member

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    Nothing unusual, we were mid 50's when we started and have never regretted our decision. We were unsure to start with but have had so much fun and travelled far more than we ever imagined we would, so don't worry just enjoy your new toy.
     
  4. Sid52

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    Welcome to the forum, I think you'll find there'a a high proportion of 'mature' people, something to do with more free time and kids making their own way in life!
     
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    bought our first van aged 49.

    one or two here are considerably younger....one i believe is 20 something, but many are far older.

    there is no average age so you have nothing to worry about.
     
  6. Allanm

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    58 ( me ) and 54 ( Mrs A ) and both retired early this year. We had our first van around 1987 when I was 32, so, its something everyone can do. Its just that when you retire, your no longer restricted to your annual holiday quota.
    Welcome to the club.
    Allan
     
  7. Merle

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    We were both over 60 before we bought our first motorhome having converted from tugging, you're never too old to enjoy yourself :Smile: Welcome to the forum that is Fun :thumb:
     
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Bob,

    Theres a poll somewhere where the ages were stated, but dont worry with most of this lot your a babe in arms:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    Just what are you trying to say sonny? :Rofl1:
     
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    Welcome

    I was 60 when i saw the light
    The was ?
     
  11. Vlad The Impaler

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    Hello bob your a relative spring .
    Most funsters are more than .








    Vlad.
     
  12. chrisboyo

    chrisboyo Funster

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    Funster rule 1 Enjoy yourself !!
    Funster rule 2 Bring vino !!!
    Funster rule 3 Learn to play ukulele or sing
    Funster rule 4 Let your mind/spirit lead you on whatever road it wants to go
    Funster rule 5 See rule 1

    We are not quite into our doteage yet, but after a funsters meet you will feel that you are. If you don,t you cannot have enjoyed it
    I never knew you could have so much fun with your cloths on:Rofl1:

    :flyingwelcome:
     
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    I can play bass. Does this count?

    Bob
     
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    :thumb:deffo join the party:thumb:
     
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    Have to say this as I just can't resist - my whole life in the insurance industry, I always wanted to meet someone called Richard who worked for McLarens .......

    (For those not of the cognoscenti - they USED to be called McLaren Dick ! I wonder why they dropped that ? :Laughing:)

    I was 59 so Pete must have been 61 but then our combined mental age is probably still about 18 - so what difference does a birth certificate make?
     
  16. BobtheBass

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    Hi Jenny.

    I used to work for McLarens, 1976 to 1984. Their full name then was McLaren Dick, Thorpe Wright and Mills! We never bothered with the last bit of the name. My best mate there was Richard Green, and we had a few Dicks as well, but that's another matter...... They were a great company in those days, really nice people and I had the best boss in the world (Alan Arthur, you may know him?). The insurance industry has changed beyond recognition since I were a lad, I hate it now. Don't get me started!
     
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    Hi and welcome

    Also not as young are we think we are, and new to this game
    Dawn & Mike
     
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    We may not be average, we bought our first motor home just a few months ago at 67 years of age, welcome aboard.
    Cal
     
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    Hi Bob-until we retired we couldn't clear off to Europe for 3 mths at a time :BigGrin::BigGrin:
    I was over 70 when we bought our van and am 76 now-if we meet you on our travels,we have a nice blanket that I will bring over to put round your shoulders :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Welcome to the Fun :thumb:

    Mike
     
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