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Old 06-02-2016, 06:10 PM   #43
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Don't wait too long. If you know you enjoy the camping lifestyle and want an Airstream don't wait any longer than you have to. It's an active lifestyle: even setting up camp requires mobility and a surprising amount of effort. We're in our mid fifties and in pretty good shape, but occasionally can't do all of the things that we want too. We're at Acadia National Park right now and it is awesome. But we would have missed so much if we only could have driven the park loop road.

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Old 06-02-2016, 06:52 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by markdoane View Post could be a DINKER - Double Income No Kids Early Retired.
Yes, we are DINKs. I haven't used the DINK acronym in a while but it does come up periodically among a few couples we know that are also DINKs. Two of the three couples are currently DINKERS and the third couple is working on joining the DINKER club soon!

There's another forum owned and operated by Social Knowledge Communities (the same owner as Air Forums) that focuses on early retirement. Excluding the no kids aspect of life they refer to early retirement as being FIREd (Financial Independence Retired Early)

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Old 06-10-2016, 05:49 AM   #45
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Its great to hear from other folks who are around our age (early-mid 40s here), and who enjoy their Airstreams. For obvious reasons, the lifestyle seems to lend itself to retired folks, so we often feel like kids when we're out camping. Then again, we often camp and use our Airstream at vintage races where our best friends are all in their 70s!

At any rate, we're DINKs, with three dogs, a bunch of chickens and three horses. None of the "kids" usually come camping with us, except when I use the Airstream to camp at the horse shows. Then I obviously have a horse and usually at least one dog!

For now, we usually take the Airstream for several long weekends a year for DH's car racing (he mechanics for a 1960 MGA) or my horse shows (I show dressage). And we try to get away for a week long trip every year, but that doesn't always work.

This year, we're heading out for our longest trip yet, and taking 3 weeks to see Glacier, Teddy Roosevelt NP and the UP of Michigan. So. Excited.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:14 PM   #46
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Dinks here too, with a pitbull, an american bulldog, and three cats. We are rebuilding a 68 overlander and plan on traveling all over. We are in our mid-30s and live in south florida. We take weekend trips to the keys and often times stay an extra day or two. I still tent camp in the everglades every winter with the guys. The wife and I are looking forward to some long trips in ous AS.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:26 PM   #47
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Full time DINKs here. mid 40s early 50s.
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:05 PM   #48
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I guess we're SINK's. Wife's retired, I still work. 50's++
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:30 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by gunnyrose View Post
after reading all the clever descriptors of fellow 'streamers, i believe hubs and i are "drinks". Dual retirement income no kids.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:22 PM   #50
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We're DINKs! DH is 37, I'm 32. (But feel a lot older most days thanks to a health issue, so many of the lifestyle tips on here are right up my alley!) We run a small software business.
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:03 PM   #51
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DINKER here. No kids = more money to spend on trailers/travel 😅
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:58 PM   #52
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Happy DINKs here.

We got married in our mid 30s, which seemed a little late to plan for a family. Self-employed, and working together makes planning our vacation time pretty easy. Now in mid 50s we’re hoping to retire very soon.

Not sure how often we’ll use our newly purchased shiny house. It looks like it will replace our old accommodations in an annual 10-day event each July. Perhaps it will be our escape to warm weather in February most years. We also take extended road trips every 2-3 years. Perhaps we’ll use it on a long weekend from time to time.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:30 PM   #53
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We were DINKs but decided a few years ago, while still in our very early 50s to get out of the rat race, sell everything, and become nomadic. After 4 years of research and getting rid of stuff, we decided on an Airstream as our new home and had our tow vehicle custom built.

We have now been on the road for just over a year. We are both currently receiving incomes from our seasonal jobs in Yellowstone National Park, so I guess we are seasonal DINKs. So far, we have barely touched our savings. Retirement income is still several years away, so we are living frugally, yet we are quite happy.


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Old 07-20-2016, 03:57 PM   #54
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Me and my bubbie are also DINKS. We are 50 and 51. Both working full time, for now, but in a couple years plan on retiring. I'm a flight attendant and husband is a firefighter. We are in the middle of redoing a '73 Excella so we can get on the road and see some beautiful sights in North America. Looking forward to meeting up with other double Income no kids air streamers and air streamers in general, when it's all finished.
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:03 PM   #55
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Any fellow DINKs in the crowd?

DINKs here - 34 and 29 - life is awesome! New 30' Serenity will be here in just a couple of weeks!
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:22 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by Adambomb510 View Post
DINKs here - 34 and 29 - life is awesome! New 30' Serenity will be here in just a couple of weeks!
Remember to post lots of pics!

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