Well I see that we are in the majority (baby boomers I guess).
Both our ages together are 4.5 times older than the camper we have now, and it's old!
Actually we are 48 and 47; our camper is an 83 model. (A little math problem there, I always hated them in school!)
Our first Airstream was a 22'(I think) 1968
Safari. We got it because it was cheap! The toilet was sitting through the floor where it was rotted out.
Did that scare us, you ask? No, we had no fear of what we were getting into. We never thought about the expense, never thought about what didn't work on it, never thought about the brakes. Why? Because we were young, those things just didn't matter then!
We fixed it up, I did the repairs, and she did the upholstery work and the curtains. When we sold it we got our money back plus most of what we had in it.
It was our 2nd RV and it had been a few years since our first one. We had missed camping and when we decided to get back into it we answered a newspaper add which just happened to be an A/S. We have had one ever since and are on our 3rd one now and never regretted getting that first one! I don't remember much about them before we ever got one; where there wasn't any in either of our families. I guess I just thought they looked kind of "ODD." However, they did catch my eye!