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Old 10-12-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Well lets see I am 52 yrs old. Could retire from my job in 3 years but will get low retirement pay... Then mid range pay at 8 years @ 60 years of age and
11 years 6 months ( who's counting) at 64 and high end pay ( 30 years ) .

I am truly looking at mid range to high end retirement numbers.

Now its only the wife and I and maybe a grandson -we like to travel when we retire. The question is - is it to early to buy a TT/TM?

I really like the fact I can put it in my garage.

Looking for a midsize unit - maybe
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:25 PM   #2
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #3
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Look at it this way (as with many other things in life)......you could be dead tomorrow for any number of reasons, and if you planned on waiting to buy a TM till you retired, you would have missed out on a whole lot of memories with your wife and grandson. I think it's pretty simple: if you want to go camping, then go camping -- buy a tent or RV or whatever, but just do it. Do it before you no longer have the opportunity.

I have longer than you to go till I retire, and I've had a TM for 7 years, having gone thousands of miles during that time (including 3 cross-country trips) and loved every trip. Have camper, will camp!

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Old 10-12-2014, 04:55 PM   #4
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Look at it this way (as with many other things in life)......you could be dead tomorrow for any number of reasons, and if you planned on waiting to buy a TM till you retired, you would have missed out on a whole lot of memories with your wife and grandson. I think it's pretty simple: if you want to go camping, then go camping -- buy a tent or RV or whatever, but just do it. Do it before you no longer have the opportunity.

I have longer than you to go till I retire, and I've had a TM for 7 years, having gone thousands of miles during that time (including 3 cross-country trips) and loved every trip. Have camper, will camp!

Dave

+1,Dave, and to quote others "Don't postpone JOY"
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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+1, Well put SB. I'm 55 and not retiring anytime soon unless the lotto comes knocking on my door. We use our TM several and I mean 6-8 times per year. That's 8 times the fun and memories. The places we've been have been magical and impressive. Wouldn't have it another way.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:09 PM   #6
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+1 also , 52 and also still waiting on Ed Mcmann , dw and I was talking on the way home yesterday, we have been out 13 or so times and almost 5k miles over last two years, and that's just been with this tm, get started soon
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:51 PM   #7
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Totally agree, have owned a popup and now a TM for decades, and only retired this year! Do it while you still can!
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:17 PM   #8
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Thanks folks... I am starting to get the TM fever....

well said!
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:51 PM   #9
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yes, buy one when you are working and have some income coming in. The only risk is you will start trying to convince yourself to retire earlier than you should.
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:16 AM   #10
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Definitely get one. I'm 58 and retirement is a ways away but we camp a LOT.

Another advantage is that you will develop experience and find out what your own camping style is. When we frist started my intention was to have a "hotel room" on wheels so we could avoid the discomfort of strange beds and strange food.

It turned out very differently indeed. We liked the remote places so much that we camp almost exclusively without hookups.

When you do retire you'll have a much better sense of what you want to do.

If you buy used your investment won't be that high.
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