Motorhomes for Fifties++

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by RockieRV, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. RockieRV

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    Yes, it is official.....

    Suddenly being 50 is fashionable. Market researchers have grasped what we all knew. People who matter are fifty and determined to enjoy themselves - they're fun loving, free, wealthier than ever and they're living adventure-seeking lives. And one of the ways they've been enjoying themselves is aboard a motorhome.

    Sales of motorhomes have leapt 65% in just three years with sales records broken every year. In 2004, nearly 8500 new vehicles were sold and even in this more consumer cautious year, sales so far are still up by 3% over the same time last year. Even the 'pre-loved' are changing hand fast too, with four more motorhomes changing hands for each new one.

    And when they've bought them, they are using them. The two main clubs, The Caravan Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club, report record membership, massive use of travel services and site full signs.

    The "live-life-to-the-full" generation is busy having fun. The use of motorhomes seems to know few boundaries - it's not just holidays or a wizard weekend.
     
  2. Tony Santara

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    I was 64 yrs old yesterday wish i had thought of motorhoming when i was 50 :Doh:
    But back then i lived to work now i work to live or rather motorhome ::bigsmile:
     
  3. Lindy-C

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    I shall be qualified to comment in around 5 years! :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
     
  4. Tony Santara

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    That far off Linda :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    There goes my fridge panels :Doh:
     
  5. Lindy-C

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    Fridge panels??????????? Oooo Eck, that's what was in between those two big bits of cardboard the kids have been jumping on! :whistle:
     
  6. American Dream

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    Well at least 50+ 's have a sense of Humour (So I've heard) ::bigsmile:
     
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    Bah Humbug never heard such nonsense :winky:
     
  8. Lindy-C

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    You don't have to be crazy to post here............but it certainly helps! :winky:
     
  9. American Dream

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    Hmm perhaps I was wrong. :ROFLMAO:
     
  10. The Poor Relations

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    so only 14 years to go then I can get a motorhome :RollEyes:
     
  11. American Dream

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    IF YOU'RE HAPPY WE CAN ALWAYS MAKE YOU AN HONORARY 50 + 'er
    ::bigsmile:
     
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    :ROFLMAO:

    not quite sure what to say to that

    does this mean now I go buy an RV, or I now go get a blue rinse!!!!!
     
  13. American Dream

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    It means you can get BOTH if you want.
    Preferably the RV first though.::bigsmile:
     
  14. The Poor Relations

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    just get rid of the 170k mortgage and then might be able to


    :cry::cry::cry:
     
  15. American Dream

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    oooooouuuuuuccccchhhhh.I remember those days.
    Sell up and become an RV Fulltimer.:Doh:
     
  16. The Poor Relations

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    if it was just me and Paul we would, I love the idea

    but have little man to consider, not quite sure school would let us park in the carpark
     
  17. American Dream

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    You could arrange a hookup.
    They'd never be late for school and could have all their friends in.
    Run it past them!!!:ROFLMAO:
     
  18. The Poor Relations

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    maybe I will just do that :ROFLMAO:

    we have a gypsy site a couple of villages away, maybe I best go have a chat ..

    Kidding!
    our biggext problem getting a motor home (not just the money) is that we have no where to store it, :cry:
     
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    You could, but you won't have any wheels left. allegedly ::bigsmile:
     
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