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Posted: 05/05/13 02:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is 70 years to old to pull that big trailer or 5th wheel you bought 10 years ago. Your eyes are weak, you are slower, the hearing not so good anymore. Maybe time to down size. What do you the American male do, should I get a smaller unit now. Or buy a bigger insurance policy.
They move so fast and I can't get started so quit.They cut in front of me so quick, should I do the same. Maybe a larger RV will give me more power on the streets. What should I do.

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Posted: 05/05/13 03:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is actually all about how YOU feel and IF you can handle it, I am sure that you have enough experience to know if you can pull this rig safely or not.
Not one 70 old is like another 70 old...


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Posted: 05/05/13 04:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like danoren said, all 70's are not alike. Some are very capable of driving whatever they want, and some are not. Only you, and maybe your doctor, really know. Ask your wife or good friend.


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Posted: 05/05/13 05:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think the "hearing being not so good" is a bonus.
I don't have to listen to the boom box's when I pull up at a red light !

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Posted: 05/05/13 05:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pack up the rv,take a short ceuise, and watch yourself. your body will tell you if its time to down size or give it up .

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Posted: 05/05/13 05:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're admitting your eyes are weak, it's time to do something. Get your eyes checked.

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As you age, you should buy a big motorhome. Everyone avoids a senior citizen in a large vehicle.

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gbopp wrote:

If you're admitting your eyes are weak, it's time to do something. Get your eyes checked.


Or learn to drive by sound. Honking horns means something is wrong.....

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We have started out with a 6X10' teardrop trailer (large for a teardrop), so down sizing is out. I will be 64 at the end of the month and my driving is if anything better because I am aware of what can go wrong and drive expecting folks to do stupid stuff.
Reflexes if you exercise them will not deteriorate a great deal if all medical issues are dealt with. i.e. dementia, vision, hearing. As suggested you need to have a conversation with you doctor if you are noticing changes.

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Posted: 05/05/13 05:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you or are you not driving a huge, heavy, vehicle that can cause a lot of damage if you are not 100%?





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