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Old 07-23-2003, 12:58 PM   #1
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Changing Age of RVers

an interesting article about the changing age of RVers

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/trave...rvs990727.html
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Old 07-23-2003, 03:24 PM   #2
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Very true article.

Not a surprise though as the younger ones get older and realize that their parents were right about missing the family vacations in the RV.

Also as no surprise as the oldest of the RV crowd go to that big RV in the sky, the average age will continue to spiral down.

For us we are 30 somethings and with interest rates being through the floor, it was a pretty big no brainer as to when to get back into it. Additionally, it also helps that you can write off a good portion of the interest as a home mortgage. Can't do that with a car!

I'm sure in the years ahead, it will be back up as we younger folks ripen and then go back down again and round and round as the never ending cycle of life continues.

If I were to jump solar systems or the cosmos today, I would jump a happy man having done less than some and more than most at my age. Camping in an Airstream being one of those things!

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Lightbulb You're a Trekkie, aren't you, Eric???

I just want to know where to get one of those "wiggling hula girls" mentioned in the article!
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I think a lot of these studies must only focus on new RVs. I know a lot of thirty-somethings that have RVs, but they didn't buy them new. It's seen as a practical way to enjoy family vacations on a budget, especially for friends of ours with kids. So to me it's no surprise that younger people use RVs, and I'm talking about people even younger than that boomer generation. It's probably even easier now that everyone seems to own an SUV to pull one with.
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Talking Was it that obvious?

I used to be a HUGE Trek Head a few years back. Medication and therapy helped.....so did the '94 Williams Star Trek TNG pinball machine!!!

The Borg rock.....um, I mean, I found really interesting.

The last movie I didn't really care for though.....

I've seen the hula ladies from time to time. If I see them again, I'll pick one up for ya!

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I knew it!!!

That's too funny!!
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Re: You're a Trekkie, aren't you, Eric???

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I just want to know where to get one of those "wiggling hula girls" mentioned in the article!
hula girls, look no further.

they are wholesale, but i bet if you were to call them they would tell you where the nearest retailer was.

or meet the minimum order. 100 bucks i think.

http://www.accoutrements.com/retro.html

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Nice find, John!

But I only need ONE. I'm not a FREAK, or anything.....
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I saw them at Camping World in Vallejo, CA. Didn't think enough about them to get one, but now I wish i had. They are pretty cool and if Maverick could use one in his Clint eastwood Space Cowboy movie, then we can in our space age MH's.
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Re: Nice find, John!

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But I only need ONE. I'm not a FREAK, or anything.....
Here ya go ... you freak!

Hula Girl!
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Talking Thank you, thank you!

Hey--Who started this "Wiggling Hula Girl" thread, and what does it have to do with Airstreams???

My apologies to jpurdy---

The topic is: "The Changing Age of RVers"

Tawk amongst yourselves....
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Hi 63flyingcloud,

Just to answer your question...you did.
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Doh!

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What's wrong with the Hula Girls? Look online at Flamingomania (or one of their links). Yes, we got one, still trying to figure out how to mount in the rear window for all to enjoy!

As far as age, my wife and I are on the low end of the Thirtysomethings, I've been doing it my whole life, as a family we bought our first trailer in our mid-twenties.

We got our latest WBCCI newsletter and there are multiple articles regarding the International and how things must change to accomodate the younger members. People are not happy with the current state of affairs. Interesting...
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