Too Old?

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  1. David j Paley

    David j Paley Read Only Funster

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    Am I crazy?
    I will be 70 years ancient in October. I'm going to buy a 12 year old Ducati rig, JTD 1.9 engine 98 Kilometres. It appears to be in very good condition.
    I live in northern Spain but I'm originally fro North Yorkshire. I want to explore a lot more of Europe.
    Do yo think that both me and the motor home are too old
     
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  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You and your MH are mere youngsters in here.

    So get on with it !
     
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  3. John Laidler

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    Seventy is nothing. There are folk touring in their eighties.

    Health is an issue, but if you can't get about you can tow a car or carry a mobility scooter. But an electric bike would be best if it suits.
     
  4. rosalan

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    A Spanish motorhome may have been exposed to salt far less than a UK van, as for yourself, you are hardly run in yet!
    Alan
     
  5. gus-lopez

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    No go for it & welcome !

    :welc:
     
  6. GeriatricWanderer

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    Both you and your camper are younger than me and mine.
    I'm off to France next week and won't be back until August - come on, things to do and places to go.
    You're too young to be old :)
     
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  7. Barclaybasher

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    I am also 70 in October..........my van is 24 years old......... neither of us act our age



    (y)(y)
     
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  9. Jonkil

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    In the words of a famous soldier....
    Silly boy...!
    Of course not, get it bought and get on with it.
    Just sold an aeroplane to a 73 year old who got his private pilots licence 2 years ago.....
    Never too old mate.... enjoy
     
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  10. David j Paley

    David j Paley Read Only Funster

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    Thanks for the replies first time ive Forumed if that's the right expression.
     
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  11. Granjan

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    Def not crazy, great that you are seizing the moment. Enjoy yourself! Bet it will make you will feel younger. (y)
     
  12. davidbaldam

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    Hi and welcome to FUN. :)
     
  13. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    Pick up my first Van next week, 11 years young but its done a third of the mileage of my 5y car (and a van is designed to do many more miles). No worries.
    As for age - you're as young/old as you feel.
    Don't let a number intimate you - or what your "circle" suggest how you "should" behave.
    I know many aged 50yr olds and many youthful 70+
    My own brother in law is 71 this year... his household is full of laughter & fun.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    There is on gotcha for UK ( and European ?? ) drivers, if you drive over 3500kg you'll need a medical.
     
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    You aren't going to get younger, you thought it through, decided what you want go for it, times running out!
    We meet loads of people falling to bits in their old age, but enjoying themselves doing it. (y)
     
  16. David j Paley

    David j Paley Read Only Funster

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    Ok you lot, but what really wanted you all to say was, "you don't look 70"

    Hope I meet a few of you on the road
     
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  17. Jonkil

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    Join up to MH fun David.
    It will cost you £10 but for that you get.... well.....um
    All of us !
    Really a good use of a tenner, help, advice, knowledge base and much more...... You will be restricted to a read only member after five posts if you are not a full member.
    Now, get on with getting that van and we will see you on the road !
     
  18. Baldeagle7470

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    Go for it,will give you a new lease of life!!
    Big welcome from :france:
     
  19. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    downloadfile-1.gif Your dead a long time so enjoy life while you can.
    Happy touring.
     
  20. Baycott

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    Hi from East Sussex and :welc:
    All the time you are fit enough you should do whatever pleases you.
    Motorhoming pleases us lot so will be doing it for as long as we are able.
     
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