Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
Rivet Master
2017 27' Flying Cloud
2016 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Altoona , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,644
Well now - Any seniors out there?

I certainly understand the younger members of the forum wanting to know if there are others of their age group. Gets kinda old listening to some ol geezer tell about how he bought a brand new airstream in '63 for $3200 and by God, it was far better than today's unit. Particularly when He (She) has told the same story to the same group five or six times.

But I want to tell you that the RV life style keeps most of us young and these forum rallies give the seniors a chance to interface with the next generation. I have been to two forum rallies and both times I took great pleasure in watching the young families with children. This is a special group of people. Intelligent, well behaved, and fun loving people from one year to - well you know, a lot.

It's not age that has wrecked Wally's club, most of the seniors who don't like all the crap have left. On to other things.

We seniors have a wealth of information and are happy to share it. Sometimes you might have to point out to us that it hasn't been done that way for 20+ years and we might have a hard time telling you the difference between a 8 cm DVD-RAM and a DVD-RW. So what. we still enjoy the movie.

So - any other old farts out there?
Poprivet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
Rivet Master
guy99's Avatar
1984 31' Airstream310
Dunsmuir , California
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,336
Images: 16
Well David,
You have a few years on me but not that many.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion - The Dalai Lama

1984 310 Limited Motorhome
Courtesy Parking (W/S/E/Wi-Fi) on I-5 in Northern California, 70 miles from Oregon border
guy99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Fyrzowt's Avatar
Currently Looking...
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,699
Images: 8
Define old!!

I'm probably upper middle age? I can say that I enjoy people of all ages as long as they aren't sporting an obnoxious attitude. Any age has things to offer. Rallies are a great place to rub elbows, and if you have kids, get them used to conversing with all ages in a controlled environment. It's part of training in my opinion.

Now I'll sit back and wait for some of the really old folks to chime in...

Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 05:54 PM   #4
Rivet Master
codybear's Avatar
1964 22' Safari
SACRAMENTO , California
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,563
Images: 315
Blog Entries: 2
'senior' - that's a state of mind! rather than a number!
codybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
Rivet Master
maxandgeorgia's Avatar
1995 30' Limited
Ashland , Missouri
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,610
Here we are! Seniors and proud of it, and we surely don't think much of the alternative! Young was filled to the brim with friends, activities, climbing the "ladder," and kids, and. . . Old is filled as well, rich with burgeoning family, memories, long time friends, greater security, more time, and. . . Well, you get the picture. We try to live and love life, wherever we find ourselves along the line, and love the diversity of life around us. We probably have quite a few seniors on this forum. Are you all out there? ~G
1995 Airstream Classic Limited 30' ~ Gypsy
1978 Argosy Minuet, 6.0~Minnie/GPZWGN
Chev Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison, 4X4, Crew Cab
WBCCI #5013 AIR #2908
Go, Mizzou...Tigers on the prowl!
maxandgeorgia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 06:28 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
bobchevy89's Avatar
1977 24' Argosy 24
Inverness , Florida
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 264
depends on what you call old. My brain says I'm a young 20 something BUT my old body is telling me to go for the Geritol.and wheel chair. Us older old farts have a lot of infomation in us.I've even helped take care of a few children while camping.Even though We did not know the people. just met them while camping.I like some of the new music, don't mind kids just like meeting people.
just want to camp happy
bobchevy89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
Rivet Master
NorCal Bambi's Avatar
1963 16' Bambi
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Yreka , California
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,313
Images: 21
If, 10% off means I'd a Senior, YOU BET YA!!!
NorCal Bambi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 07:28 PM   #8
4 Rivet Member
jimmickle's Avatar
2000 31' Land Yacht
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 497
We are in our late 60s. Enjoy the forums rallies much more than the typical Wally events because of the mix of ages, great pot lucks, campfires, etc.

Don't much enjoy the formality, camping at a fairgrounds, poor (cheap) catered dinners and cards/joker in a sterile building that seem to be the norm at most Wally events.

We renewed with WBCCI for 2007, but will think even harder next year, especially if the motorhome proposal goes thru.
jimmickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 10:59 PM   #9
Rivet Master
FreshAir's Avatar

1966 24' Tradewind
Placerville , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,328
Images: 2
Today March 9, 2006 I am celebrating my 30th anniversary of my 39th birthday. I love discounts and am flattered when I must ask for it.
Neil and Lynn Holman
FreshAir #12407

Kirk Creek, Big Sur, Ca. coast.

1966 Trade Wind

1971 Buick Centurion convertible
455 cid

1969 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight
455 cid
FreshAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 11:36 PM   #10
2019 27' Globetrotter
Anacortes , Washington
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
Sure, David, here's one --66, still working full time, but enjoying it to hell when they say "yes, sir" at the ticket window and let me see the movie for $5.50.

On Tuesday, my wife and I head southeast from Blaine, WA to pick up a 75th Bambi in Colorado Springs. We'll spend a couple of days in that neighborhood making sure everything's bolted together, then point toward Santa Fe and that little canyon in northern Arizona.

With me in the northwest corner and you at the southeast tip, we've got them bracketed. Have a great spring!
hanktheyank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 11:48 PM   #11
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 12,681
Images: 5
We're 57 and 58, respectively. We don't feel that we're old, but like the senior discount at McDonald's.
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2020 Silverado 2500 (Vivian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 04:52 AM   #12
Rivet Master
rseagle's Avatar
2004 22' International CCD
Spotsylvania , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 663
Images: 33
I don't consider myself a senior yet, but I do have my AARP card!
2004 22' CCD
1997 F-150
AIR# 4749
ex WBCCI# 1430
rseagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 05:28 AM   #13
Rivet Master
boatdoc's Avatar
1973 Argosy 26
Norristown , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 645
Images: 1
Hi David; Here is something for the younger crowd to figure out, since most of them as the story goes, know everything at the age of twelve. Then as they grow older, the reality proves that their knowledge falls ever short in life. I am not talking here about level of education, but experience which is not gained from the book. After receiving my second degree in engineering I too, felt as I was sitting on top of the world. The life proved me wrong as well.

While you younger couple want to find each other for company of your age level, you should not exclude us older couples from whom you can benefit. Me and my wife are in 60s' and work hard at our business. Age is irrelevant for us. Here is how I would describe our role in life. We both are 40 in mind and 41 in bodies with the exception of the darn change in weather.
I come in to work at 4:00 Am and do my important work since there is no one to interrupt. The true reason for it is really the AS, above was just a little white lie. We close a 6:00 Pm but that does not mean that I get to go home because there is more uninterpretable work to be done. My wife gets up at 6:00 Am, walks three to five miles a day pending how bad her arthritis acts up. From here she heads for YMCA for half hour workout. Tuesday's and Thursday's one hour of weight lifting, after which she tries hard to convince me to join her at it. But I know better, and I tell her that I get enough exercise working physically at the business and lift a lot more weights than she does. While she claims that it is not the same I ask her to prove it, by lifting a 150 lbs outboard motor as I do.

Getting back to reality, at 60s' I work average 14 hour days in addition to honey do projects at home. At 10:00 Pm we have a conference in bed after which my wife goes back to reading, while I read my eye lids. Surmising it all we maybe 60s' but live in the age as we were 30s' and we are loving it. So, if you younger folks get to meet any of us older folks remember one thing, we just may have a lot over some of you couch potatoes. Please bear in mind that my note here was not intended to insult anyone, it is only a friendly reminder that 60s' is not old. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
boatdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 06:46 AM   #14
Contributing Member
Pahaska's Avatar
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,164
Images: 4
I'm just a young'n!

I'm 74, but I have to run to keep up with three of fellows in my unit. All are at or about 88 years old and still Airstreaming. One is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and 2 were WWII pilots. One commanded a B17 over Europe. None of them are ready to hang it up and, IMHO, none of them need to at this time.
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 08:35 AM   #15
Rivet Master
2006 30' Classic
Farmington , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 826
Images: 14
Quote : "We seniors have a wealth of information and are happy to share it."

David, you're so right, now if I could just remember what it was !!!!---pieman
Mike Lewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 09:32 AM   #16
Rivet Master
Aria's Avatar
1967 20' Globetrotter
Sauquoit , New York
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 638
Images: 1
I agree with is just a number and we do NOT do numbers. We are both still working and enjoy work, play. We purchased our first Airstream 2006 July. Took 2 short trips to the Finger Lakes region.

We have met many neat people on the Airstream Forum and looking forward to meeting many on our future trips. Don't do the numbers. Do what you enjoying doing. Enjoy life.
Aria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #17
Rivet Master
Cracker's Avatar
Currently Looking...
Pittsfield , Maine
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,099
As the old saying goes - "If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself!" I honestly can't believe that I'll be 68 next week. I'm still wondering what I'm going to do when I grow up!

2003 GMC 3500 D/A, CC, LB, 4x4 and 2000 Airstream Excella 30. WBCCI 7074
Cracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 10:27 AM   #18
Rivet Master
wheel interested's Avatar
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,068
Blog Entries: 2
Brad and I are both 55. I am the older woman at 42 days older. So we are both old enough to know better and take much more delight when we decide to act as if we didn't. Kind of the best of both worlds. I think it is very cool to see our senior seniors active and Airstreaming and it is no exaggeration that some folks run rings around the younger generations. I used to think I would be very cool and come into my own by 50, now I have pushed the bar back to 65 and then hope to hold for another couple of decades beyond that, here's hoping. Have some wonderful role models out there!

wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 02:08 PM   #19
Rivet Master
2017 27' Flying Cloud
2016 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Altoona , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,644
I'm surprised at how many seniors work! It sure helps pay for the toys - and travel - and grrrrr, health care.
Poprivet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 05:11 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
skyvalley's Avatar
2006 25' Safari
Desert Hot Springs , California
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 83
I looked up the spread of ages in our forum and think soldiermedic and I better get together to make up some numbers for representation as we are on each end of the spectrum and in great minority. Now we know how he feels. We had never considered age before this, almost 76 now, just retired from full time business two years and now full time playing AS .
John & Joan

PS I work in a museum 1 day a week. (No, not on display!)
skyvalley is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WBCCI family/children/pet friendly? ViewRVs WBCCI Forum 66 01-08-2006 07:34 PM
Next Classic Airstream Motorhome Rally winner WBCCI Rallies & Events 38 04-24-2002 11:22 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.