Are you retired ??

Are you retired ??

  • Yes

    Votes: 159 76.4%
  • No

    Votes: 57 27.4%

  • Total voters
    208
  • Poll closed .

Vimbus

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I can't help but notice that the great majority on here are retired.

Make sense I guess; you've got more free time so get a MH and go exploring. I used wonder what the percentage of active users was for retired/non retired.

*Secretly I'm just envious, I've still got another 30 years before I can disappear off into the sunset (or down the Mosselle)
 
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magicsurfbus

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I'm 55 and retired from teaching but now earn my crust in more enjoyable ways, so I suppose semi-retired would be the correct answer. We have two long European MH holidays a year and the odd weekend here and there, but no time for bimbling around and exploring yet.
 

Janine

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I closed my business down last year so class myself as 'retired' as I have no intention of working again anytime soon.

It's more a question of priorities, I think, and the freedom that motorhoming gives you makes you try harder to find a better work/life balance.

Barrie's now working on his exit strategy from the daily grind :)
 

stevec

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We've just gone part time at 60 so have four day weekends. That's what prompted us to buy our first motorhome earlier this year. Otherwise it would have had to wait until we fully retired for us to get the time to use it. Still finding our feet but revelling in having the extra time. Can't wait until 2016 for full retirement.

One thing we did notice on our two week trip to France was that everyone seemed to be away for far longer than us (i.e weren't working) and also ours was the smallest MH (apart from the old Citroen ice cream van conversion we saw at Brantome).
 

davidbaldam

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Took early retirement 5 years ago, my wife been retired a year so we have just started going away for longer periods would have gone to Europe for the winter but have aged Mother in Law who needs our time and why not. I my advise do it while you can your health won't hold out forever. (y)
 

Judge Mental

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thats surprising actually as i thought it a younger crowd on here...maybe they are all just half mad instead:whistle:

I'm 61 been retired due to health since I was 57. resented it for years as I enjoyed what I did..but resigned to it now. would be better if Mrs Mental retired so we could travel more but she is younger

Try to make the most of what time you have no matter what life throws at you.......
 
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DiggerJon

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When my wife's uncle was killed in a road accident, we newly "second time arounders" decided to do as many "retirement"things as we could as he died a wealthy man waiting for retirement. The next week we bought a VW Danbury conversion and used it every available weekend and holiday around the UK and Europe, and carried on when we bought our first coachbuilt. We lived every day as it could be our last - I am so glad we did as one day it was when my lovely wife was also killed on the road. DO IT NOW, YOU MAY NOT REACH RETIREMENTS!
 

Hollyberry

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I sold my business 10 years ago at 49 so I suppose I officially retired then. I did some supply teaching until I moved abroad 18 months later, then did a terms teaching in Cyprus because I was bored.

Met my partner, who'd retired due to work trauma, and we planned to travel Europe and beyond. Bought our first motorhome and he died a week later in a RTA. ( motorhome not involved)
I echo Digger Jon, not necessarily retire, but do everything you can while you can. You never know when something beyond your control takes the choice away from you.
 

daveandsan

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Retire as early as you can and get out and enjoy it. You just never know what's round the corner health wise. I only managed to retire 6 months early but enjoy every minute of it.
 

big bertha

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Husband made redundant nearly 2 years ago at 58 he was over the moon, he only had 2 yrs left so didn't lose much from his pension pot plus he got a good redundancy package. I had my kids late so haven't worked since I was 37. (y)
 
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