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Old 11-16-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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Arrow Any younger couples in this forum?

I know, I are only as old as you act and feel, but on a serious note I have noticed that there is a shortage of 20-30 year olds catching the A/S bug. My wife and I being 24 and 29 respectively would like to eventually going to rallies, but due to the distance away from home, and the length of the rally it makes it difficult with working schedule (Especially military). Is there anyone interested in trying to create a group for the working younger family who may or not have small children?

Just a thought, and meaning no disrespect to anyone outside the age range I listed.


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Old 11-16-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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my wife and I are mid 35 and 40 with a 9 year old and a baby, i too hope to meet people with kids wanting to camp. My avatar PCC is for Pickens County Campers, our version of what the Tuttles made famous. We are comprised of a couple the same age with kids the same age...and thats it. I visited a rally recently and although I was entralled at the AS and counldnt wait to hear the stories about them, a camper stating "your kids will have 75 grandparents here!" scared my kids a liilte bit. I think you have to start by looking here, or next door, and get a few people to go join a group with you. At least thats our plan, if younger folks dont get involved soon, this great passtime could become a past time!

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Old 11-16-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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I'm in the 18 to 50 range, I sometimes act like a kid - does that count?
On a serious note, Yes there are others, I have heard that same basic question from others. They are out there, but seem to be a minority and probably widely scattered. Hope you find some in your area.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:23 PM   #4
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our regular camping buddies are in the 40 to 50 range with kids around 10.

we all still work so we have the same problem with finding enough time! if you ever get up wisconsin way i'll buy ya a cold one!

you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:50 PM   #5
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Lynn and I took our newborn camping the summer she was a tent. She is 35 now with her own family. So whether it's in an Airstream or tent camping is a family adventure for all ages and I don't think it will never disappear. So you young'uns need campground baby-sitters? I hope not

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Old 11-16-2006, 10:15 PM   #6
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I grew up tent camping the Blue Ridge Parkway in the 70's. My kids go with me everywhere, just as i was taken. We left Tampa and hit the parkway 2 weeks a year. When the opportunity to move to the mountains came my parents lept!! Thier only regret was that we quit camping and started building a house, we are going to try and keep going. john hd...if i get that way I'll take you up. and we do have cold ones in the south if your ever down this way!
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:30 PM   #7
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Well, we have been to several different group rallies out here in the "wild" west... most of them have had a wide variety of age groups and folks with and without kids! You know what I think ~ go to a forum rally no matter what, I bet you will have fun! If you can't find one...start your own. Post a question if folks in your area could meet at a certain date & place and go for it! It doesn't have to have a lot of activity, just camp together and have a potluck! Everything else can be on your own. We are retired folks, but everyone we have met at a rally, young or "senior" have been great fun! Hey, we all share aluminitis!

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Old 11-16-2006, 11:14 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, they're here...

course, just as I was thinking "we", I remembered that I am 39 now! Most of all my friends and co-workers are in the 10 yr younger crowd, but really, at this age, it doesn't make a difference. You'll love the forum rallys, all ages, ALL FUN! Actually, I've held my tongue many times, I keep wanting to tell them "don't try this at home!" You'll find a group that you fit in with, but don't judge them by age, I think all of us act the same age......

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Old 11-17-2006, 05:44 AM   #9
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We are kind of young middle aged I have been told more than once to grow up A couple of things come to mind, one is the people in the age group you specified are just starting out and may be on a restrained budget...I know I was at that age, and may not be able to afford to RV at this point in their lives. I tent camped from right out of high school right up until my 40th birthday when my new wife decided it was too much work and bought a fully loaded popup. The Airstreams came a bit later, and they keep on coming

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Old 11-17-2006, 05:55 AM   #10
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Life's a journey, a progression most of the time. As a couple, we started out car camping. Then, we got better gear and went backpacking. Next came the VW Westfalia Camper for longer trips with more amenities and protection from the weather. Now, with the Airstream, we think we have reached the pinnacle of luxury traveling in the great outdoors. But, time will tell whether this is really the last step in the progression.

We didn't get our VW until we were 45/46 and the Airstream came along when we turned 60/61. Depending upon family circumstances, finances, etc. other people might take steps in the progression at younger ages. That's fortunate, but whatever you do, just get involved and get started on the journey. The people you meet at each step of the way will be the same "age" as you.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:00 AM   #11
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36 and 37 here with a 7 month old. bethany's been camping in our AS since she was 2 weeks old! she's got almost a dozen trips under her nappy now, as well as 5 states (Ga, Al, NC, Ky, and Tn). we're ticking off Fl in january (rally near destin!)

bethany really seems to like the airstream. when she was really little, and practically inconsoleable (the stage of parenthood i DON'T look forward to reliving), she would always calm down in the trailer. we'd end up sitting in the trailer in the back yard, rather than in the house. i think she'll be a camper for life.

i HOPE so, anyway! i would love to restore a trailer for her one day.


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Old 11-17-2006, 06:34 AM   #12
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I noticed that the new trustees for the Wisconsin Unit of the WBCCI were all younger family people who still hold down regular jobs. I look forward to the changes that must and will be coming up in the future for our unit.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:54 AM   #13
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Howdy from Alberta,

My wife and I are 33/32 respectively and have a 2.5 week old daughter. I hear you on the age of airstreamers. We have opted not to join the WBCCI for a few reasons and the after speaking with the group leader up here, I'm sure I don't want to be involved at this time.

We have a couple of friends that have Tab trailers however and in our area. That demographic seems to be similar to Nic and I and they seem to have the same type of affliction to tin that we have...just a different strain of. That said I have met a couple WBCCI peeps in our travels in their 50's+ and they were awesome to hang out with.

In terms of a specific group for younger airstreamers...I dunno...I quite enjoy the banter that happens between all of the demographics on this site. I think if a good size contingent of "younger" streamers were to attend a rally and create some other activity options, that would be a great time.

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Old 11-17-2006, 07:00 AM   #14
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I am 45 and have no kids, but have been known to "borrow" some, especially for camping. I have two little camping buddies that go with me at times, ages 6 and 10. They always have a great time and really enjoy meeting the other kids at rallies.

The family that has organized the rally in Destin the first weekend of Jan. is a younger couple with a 2 1/2 yr old cutie. Come join us. It will be great fun! Devoman is his forum name.

We also have a rally planned in North Georgia the weekend of April 20-22. We usually have folks of all ages, kids a-plenty, and dogs too. Everyone is welcome and we always have a wonderful time!

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