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Old 08-21-2016, 11:39 PM   #1
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How old when you got your AS?

So my wife and I are always fascinated by the AS community and wondered when you guys got your AS.

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:01 AM   #2
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I was 53. It was three years before my retirement, and almost five years ago now.

My original plan was to buy a live-aboard boat and cruise America's inland waterways when I retired. Then I had an accident that left me with an ankle that doesn't bend, and suddenly the thought of living aboard something that never stops rocking even when you park it didn't make sense anymore.

RVing was supposed to be the next best thing, but far from being second best, it turned out to be the wisest decision I've made since I can remember— though as I get older, "since I can remember" doesn't mean as much as it once did!

I bought my Airstream before retirement even though I knew it would be under-utilized for the first few years. Having chosen RVing as my retirement hobby, I wanted to get in some "retirement practice" up front so that by the time I did retire, I'd already be good at it.

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:39 AM   #3
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Bought mine 3 years ago, as my Facebook account reminded me, today. I was 29.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:40 AM   #4
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:29 AM   #5
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Eight years ago, at 51. Not anywhere near retirement. Dang.

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Old 08-22-2016, 03:33 AM   #6
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Hi, 60, two years before retirement. That's a lot of money to spend if you work and only get two weeks vacation per year.

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Old 08-22-2016, 04:17 AM   #7
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Just got mine at 67.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:27 AM   #8
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:39 AM   #9
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We moved up from a fold out camper (Reliart)(Trailer spelled backwards) to a 1963 Overlander, when I was 48. That is 30 years ago
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:23 AM   #10
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I was 25 when I purchased by 77'
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:31 AM   #11
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:35 AM   #12
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Bought my first one at 51 years old and my second one at 60 years old
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:45 AM   #13
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:59 AM   #14
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Late 50s I think.

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