How old is too old?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Mastercamper, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Mastercamper

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    I was under the impression, that nobody was older than Old Mo.
    However on looking at past threads I suddenly realised that I am older...............YIKES.:Sad:
    Then, I started to wonder at what age do Funsters consider that we are past it, as far as motorhoming / campervanning is concerned?
    From my own part, I intend to live forever...
    So far so good.:winky:
     
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  2. snowdrops

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    Suppose it depends on why you campervan etc. We kayak, cycle, walk and bodyboard, so to that end we'll probably get to 60 ish and pack that bit in...... maybe !! However, we love to travel too and so we would potentially carry on to a much later age so we can see more of the country and Europe. The issue with any of the above ultimately, is that you miss having your room cleaned and tidied, having stunning balcony views and having food aplenty available at all times. So maybe peeps just pack it in when they want more of that. Interesting question tho ...........:Cool:
     
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    If it's good enough for these two Pensioners at their reasonably advanced age then ......................
     

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    Well i am 69 riddled with rheumatoid arthritis and cycle walk and swim every day whilst abroad..Best thing i ever did was to buy a decent bike eleven years ago when we first started touring abroad. Before that i could hardly walk never mind cycle..Must admit that after a 10 or 12 mile walk or probably a twenty mile cycle i seize up within an hour of returning to the van. A bottle of red soon ensures a good nights sleep and i am fit for the same again. I think if i stopped exercise or motorhoming i would not be in the good health that i enjoy..Hopefully i can carry on for many many years to come. Think its all in mind....ROCK ON..::bigsmile:BUSBY
     
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    Last winter at Totana we met a couple from Hull, he was 84 she was 82! They were on the way back from wildcamping in Morocco!!! :Eeek:
     
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    My inlaws stopped motorhoming last year aged 82 :whatthe:
     
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  7. Mastercamper

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    :thumb:
    I agree.
    Mind you, I feel that all the exercise that I get bending down pooper scooping probably helps as well!
    (Another good reason for having dogs around):thumb:
     
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    mum and dad gave up caravanning at 91 when dad passed away. mums still going strong at 101 (not caravanning) I still go away for the summer in my ambi with the trike at 77 this year:roflmto:yahay
     
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    Did plenty of that years ago when the wife kept coming home with strays. Had six at one time... ::bigsmile:BUSBY
     
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    When you are too old you should stop motorhoming and let someone younger enjoy the van...

    That's what I am going to do.

    On my 110th birthday I will hand my Hymer to a younger person. It should be run in by then (just)...


    JJ :Cool:
     
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  11. Tootles

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    Next year then???....::bigsmile::winky::winky:
     
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    I was at the Hymer factory ib Bad Waldsee speccing my new motorhome when I was introduced to a retired farmer, from Norfolk I think. He was 82 years old, had nursed his wife for 10 years and following her death he wanted to tour Europe in a new S820.

    He said they were quoting 6 months delivery, could I persuade them to make it quicker as otherwise he might not live long enough to take delivery.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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    Why give up at 60ish? I have friends still kayaking in their 80s and they give the kids a run for their money! It's not a question of age more about personal fitness and ability. One person may be "past it" at 50 whilst another is still active at 90.
     
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  14. Mastercamper

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    What is it about Funsters?

    Is it the open air life, the dogs, the motorhomes, or generally the laid back attitude that makes so many of you such long lived persons?
    Whatever it is, keep on taking the medicine, as it were. :thumb:
     
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    WOW! Obviously don`t want to miss out on a good thing.
     
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    We had a couple in their middle and late 80's on site. Lady had dementia and her husband did everything for her. He said he wanted to carry on for as long as possible. They had a pop up caravan/ trailer tent type thing. I think he was brilliant.
     
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    We met a French couple a few years ago in France, both in their late 80's in their caravan. They were giving up caravanning because he couldn't manage the coupling / uncoupling anymore. They were going to swap it for a motorhome.

    Allan
     
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    50 is to old..

    People get grumpy then. ..I can't wait
     
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    Haha ! I did say "maybe" :winky:
     
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    My mums a firm believer ...You don't stop playing because you grow old. You grow old when you stop playing...At 73 my mums driving the MH for short spells, going ziplining over the river for charity, horseriding along the beach in Jamaica, parascending, and attempting the rock climbing wall on cruise ships.
     
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