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RE: Mail?

X2 ^^ (Didn't know you were over here on this forum, Barb - good to "see" you!) Rob I'm everywhere. :C
BarbaraOK 07/20/17 10:47am Full-time RVing
RE: Mail?

There is a reason that Fl, SD, and TX are picked by most fulltimers for their domicile. Not only no state income taxes, but all three states have good mail forwarding companies that catered to RVers. We have used Escapees in Livingston, TX for 11 years and couldn't be happier. We get mail sent about every month (usually when we've ordered meds), most everything really important is done online. Having a company that understands RVers is a definite plus.
BarbaraOK 07/19/17 08:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: Where do you spend March & April?

We spend it in the Phoenix area. March is SPRING TRAINING! We enjoy going to a few games. And we also like the area in April, everyone else leaves and while the days are warm, the evenings are cool and with no one around, you can get in and out of places easily, etc. Great time to be in the Valley of the Sun. We leave at the end of the month when it starting to get hot and work our way to the coast for our trip north.
BarbaraOK 07/19/17 02:29pm Snowbirds
RE: Snow-birding; Texas instead of Arizona?

We arrive Oct 1st, nights are already cooler, not many people around, we love it.
BarbaraOK 07/08/17 05:54pm Snowbirds
RE: Canada Day

For 150, you sure are looking good. :W
BarbaraOK 07/01/17 12:44pm Snowbirds
RE: Did you ever love your home...but sold it to fulltime

I had a bathroom to die for - in fact we bought the house because I loved the master bath, but we really never enjoyed it because when we got home from work, there was still more work to do. And in order to enjoy some of our 'off' hours, we began to hire things done - like heavy yard work, painting, etc. At that point it was obvious that we were not going to want to spend our retirement working FOR the house rather than enjoying ourselves. That's the point you have to come to - - do you control what happens or are you controlled by your house and your 'stuff'?
BarbaraOK 07/01/17 01:30am Full-time RVing
RE: Very early planning to full time for a yr or less - Help!

To do all that for a year? Why not just make several month long trips to see if you really like it, then decide to go fulltime. A year really won't let you get a feel for what fulltiming really is and really, there is only small fraction that you will be able to see.
BarbaraOK 06/28/17 02:22pm Full-time RVing
RE: Travel Trailer or Fifth Wheel?

JTill, Why do you assume it has to be a TT or 5er? About 1/2 of the fulltimers have motorhomes of varying sizes. Give us a little more info and we might be able to help you zero in on a rig that would get you started.
BarbaraOK 06/25/17 10:08pm Full-time RVing
RE: Never Too Late To FullTime

2freelife, Good for you. Embrace living and build memories. BTW, has your husband been evaluated for depression ? Or medication induced depression. Quite common at our age when seeing more than one physician. I find that nagging works with Dave when he gets in a funk. He'll walk with me just to shut me up, and then feels better afterwards, often lengthening the walk as he starts to feel a little better.
BarbaraOK 06/20/17 12:51pm Full-time RVing
RE: Negative dew points in AZ

We had a high of around 62 today in Birch Bay, WA with some sun peeking through. :W
BarbaraOK 06/18/17 12:34am Snowbirds
RE: Negative dew points in AZ

I've seen similar dew points before. Of course it was mid-winter in Michigan.
BarbaraOK 06/15/17 09:41am Snowbirds
RE: Texas crud in Canada or is it a form of bronchitis?

Self doctoring is about as foolish as it gets. Many Winter Texans put themselves at risk by taking the readily available antibiotics from across the border. Often times, they take antibiotics for allergies and virus's, both of which are not helped by antibiotics. "If" I was going to try a home cure, I would try something like Claritin to see if it responds to anti-allergy drugs. I would take antibiotics only if ordered by a real doctor. Not an Internet buddy. And the antibiotic should be prescribed in response to the results of a culture of throat/nasal mucous to see which particular bacteria is the problem. They now have strep tests that take less than 30 min, and this is important because while strep is fairly easy to cure, it is necessary to identify and properly prescribe antibiotic that will work against the infection. Colds take about 2 weeks to cure on their own, or 14 days with the intervention of chicken soup. ;)
BarbaraOK 05/27/17 10:56am Snowbirds
RE: Tool boxes that full timers carry

Doesn't matter what you have with you, you won't have the correct tool or the right size screw, nut, wire cap, etc. It will take TWO trips to Lowe's or Home Depot to finally get the correct size. Then the 15 minute job will run about 2 hours and at least 15 minutes of shouting at spouse. OR - you grab your credit card, call a mobile tech to fix it, and sit and drink a nice glass of Cab Franc while the repairs are being made. I, personally, always pick option #2 Barb
BarbaraOK 05/24/17 11:40pm Full-time RVing
RE: Why did you start full-timing?

I wrote a page for our blog on that subject: Why Fulltime
BarbaraOK 05/24/17 10:03am Full-time RVing
RE: This snow bird is late heading home

A lot of people want to get home to do taxes. Since we full time, I do mine on the road and have a tax preparer I mail my stuff to. It's done, finished, in record time. Dale There are so many great tax prep programs out there, never felt the need to have someone 'finish' up my work.
BarbaraOK 05/20/17 10:51am Snowbirds
RE: Re: Input sought. Building RV pad. Amenity suggestions?

I wouldn't put a cover over it. Many RVers have roof mounted satellite dishes! Brian And most travel with a tripod setup for when they are in places with tree cover, etc. Small inconvenience to set up compared to the cost of a new roof on an RV. We are talking about HAIL in TEXAS. Maybe you've never been there, but we replaced roofs on house about every 7 years due to HAIL.
BarbaraOK 05/20/17 10:49am Full-time RVing
RE: Re: Input sought. Building RV pad. Amenity suggestions?

What do county zoning laws say, not to mention business laws. Well water, septic, or on county services? I would put a very high cover over the parking spot for the RV to deflect hail - that is a real problem for RVs. Barb
BarbaraOK 05/19/17 05:08pm Full-time RVing
RE: This snow bird is late heading home

I live and work at a RV Resort in Sarasota, FL. I don't understand why April 1st is the big date to leave. April is a very nice month here. Slower, much less people and traffic. Still dry and sunny. We see a lot of that in Arizona too. Many are from the midwest and remark that they have to get home to make sure the 'kids' do the planting right. Mind you, the 'kids' that they are referring to are in their 50s and probably WISHING that the folks would spend the month of April somewhere else. :B People get in runts and don't realize that they may miss some of the best things by not staying a little longer. In Arizona it is starting to get warm, but the nights are cool, the traffic DRAMATICALLY drops, no waiting to get seated at a restaurant, etc. - we love it. Plus there is always rain when we get to Oregon in the spring, so the longer wait just makes the summer travels start off better.
BarbaraOK 05/19/17 10:27am Snowbirds
RE: Some full time questions from a bunch of newbies

Tabith, a lot of fulltimers develop a practice of doing some sort of a circle travel during the year, ending up at some point in the area where they have physicians/dentists and thus get their yearly checkups, etc., done while visiting relatives and friends. We returned each year to Tyler, Tx where we had lived before retiring for a number of years until we noticed that we were spending several months in Mesa, AZ in the winter, and, at our age, it is nice to have time to get things taken care of (change of medications, etc) while we are in one place for several weeks. It is just a matter of going over what you plan to do with your travels and getting your physicians on board. If going back to your current area isn't in the cards, then do realize that most of the Urgent Care facilities will handle anything that comes along, and often will set up you as a returning patient if you think you will be there for several months. And check an area to see if there is a dental school nearby - good for getting cleanings done and other work if needed. Barb
BarbaraOK 05/14/17 11:52am Full-time RVing
RE: Are FT RVers being unnecessarily harrassed ?

Did the inspector cite the specific code and tell you if a complaint had been filed - or was he just out driving and saw the RV?
BarbaraOK 05/13/17 09:25am Full-time RVing
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