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Old 07-06-2016, 01:59 PM   #15
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:11 PM   #16
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Ha ha ha!!! We're more than happy to hang out, drink wine, grill, boat, hike, or whatever with 50 somethings!!! Since we don't have kiddos, many of our local friends are 35-55ish because many friends our exact age are very busy with very young kiddos. The only challenge we've found is so many folks go full timing or on much longer adventures once retired (we can dream.....) but we can't join just yet! So, we need to find those who are semi still weekending it~

Our very first outing ever last summer we went out to Lake Tawakoni east of Dallas and met a super fun couple in their 50's - had a wonderful time, met up for a football game tailgate in the fall, etc.. but they have moved a few states away and for whatever reason we just haven't found many new folks since then. Everyone we've seen is already with a very defined group, a little closed off actually. But, we do need to get out there more & just meet some more folks!

I just wondered if there were any particular groups or clubs, etc. we should look for to help us get more integrated into the RV world!
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:58 PM   #17
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Hey Hogfan! My husband and I are also mid-late 30's, no kids, two dogs, and brand new to RV'ing. We're looking to purchase our first Avion to take on weekend trips and eventually cross-country. Just stopping by to say you're not alone. We're out there! Only one couple in our group of friends has an RV, and they are in their 40s with the same challenges in carving out time for longer trips. I'm going with the attitude that if we can just get out on the road and find some fun places to "camp," (we're not really roughing it like one member said) the right, like-minded people of all generations will find you! And they'll probably have some pretty good stories to share Wishing you many adventures!
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:00 PM   #18
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Xscapers is geared toward our age group, but more for full-timers and workcampers than weekenders, I think.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:12 PM   #19
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You don't have to limit your encounters even to RVers. Most of my trips revolve around going paddling in the fine state of Florida. I'm an organizer for the Florida Paddler and Trekkers Meetup group. So our Airstream becomes Party Central, and we have member tenters and car-campers in the sites around us.

So maybe leverage your other outdoor interests to make for fun group camps? What about a music festival? Or an anything-festival? Or join us on the Suwanee River in N. Florida in September! Did the trip last year, some fantastic paddling and camping at the Spirit of the Suwanee Campground.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #20
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Hey guys!

My husband and I are mid-late 30's, no kiddos, 2 dogs and still quite new to RVing. Unfortunately our work schedules only really permit long weekends for us (maybe a bit more), but no multi week cross county tours for us just yet.

We'd love to find an RV club (Airstream specific or not) in Texas where we may find other Gen X/Y ers to travel with for weekend trips and such throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, etc (Also open to clubs in AR or OK, regional or national).

Our Dallas friends are not super interested in RVing, camping, or even cabining it really and since we can't fit the two of us + our dogs + friends + their 2-3 kiddos + their 1-2 dogs all in our Airstream for the weekend comfortably, we'd love to find some fun folks who have their very own RV's

Would love your ideas!!
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Hogfan, we should definitely meet up. We are Gen X'ers from Kingwood (Houston, TX). A few years older but not much. Mid 40's. 2 older kids in college, one at home in middle school.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:49 PM   #21
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We entered the RV scene in our 40's and hang out with lots of people in their 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, even a couple of folks in their 90's.
At 47 and 52 we are generally the youngest people at the rallies.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:35 PM   #22
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That is where they all are. You have to do some work to find them, but there are a ton on there traveling loosely together and meeting up in some really cool boondocking locations. Many of them are full timers.

I have met some of them and they are fantastic folks. They are all younger, many with kids. You can search here for posts on Instagram and start there. A few of them are on this forum.
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My wife and I are Gen X with a 4 year old and a dog. We're based in New Braunfels / San Antonio, but we're on a year lng trip now headed west. Check us out at www.turnerstream.com.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:03 PM   #24
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My husband's on the young side of Gen X but I am *gasp* a Millenial. (A name to which I will always object.)

Ted's right, they're on Instagram. Also Youtube.

Some I found:
No kids:
Gone with the Wynns
Loloho (Gen X, or slightly above, I think)
The More We Explore

With Kids:
Take That Exit
Currently Wandering

There are more, I'm certain.

My husband and I run our own (software) biz so we're able to take long trips, but what's confusing to me is that many of our industry friends could, too - and they have as much (if not more) money than us... but they either A. feel trapped by their obligations (even though they're not really trapped; they're the boss!) or B. don't care or maybe C. have never considered it. Lots of them take long trips and stay in hotels or AirBnBs though. We do have plenty of friends who love the rugged life and pain of actual camping (vs doing it just because they can only afford to do it). But there's no cross-over anywhere.

Maybe if we make it more visible, more people will do join us!
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:50 PM   #25
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Gone with the Wynns and Loloho are much younger than we, and we are much younger than the average RV'ers.


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Hogfan, we should definitely meet up. We are Gen X'ers from Kingwood (Houston, TX). A few years older but not much. Mid 40's. 2 older kids in college, one at home in middle school.

Hey I grew up primarily in Kingwood (class of 91)...based out of central TX now in New Braunfels / San Antonio...on a year long trip now though in the Airstream...check us out at www.turnerstream.com
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Several of us AirForums folks are camping at Kerrville-Schreiner County Park Aug 5-7. Deerfield Loop, FHU. Join us us.


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Look up Pharmgeek on here.
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