that's why I caution people about selling their homes. nothing to fall back on.
There's nothing wrong with selling the home as long as you take all or a good amount of the proceeds and put them away in a safe account. Then when your ready to come off the road you will have a good chunk of cash to use for your next home.
today that might be OK if you can find an insured guaranteed investment, but previously if you sold your house and full timed for some years, you wouldn't be able to afford to buy your house back.
Why do you insist everyone has to purchase another house? Many of us don't!
There are lots of places in Arizona that will be $200-$300 a month, excluding electricity. All depends upon what you want. In fact, if you like to boondocks, there is a whole desert available for little to nothing.
If we are going to spend several months then I want lots of amenities, I want good restaurants, good shopping, arts centers, museums, etc.
Thanks 2gypsies! Good to know. I thought the UPS store was a legal street address too, but I guess they saw it was a business. I will check into an Escapees address in CA, just hate to change all the addresses for DMV, health insurance etc.
Escapees is a Texas only company. Florida, South Dakota, and Texas are the three states that have mail forwarding companies that provide street addresses that those states recognize for DL, registration, voting, etc. As far as I know there is nothing in California. Also, those three states have no state income tax which is another reason that so many fulltimers have them as their domicile.
Any shampoo, with a scrub, that has EDTA in it will work. For that matter, almost any body wash will have EDTA and a plastic scrubber will work just fine. That said, I use the Safeway generic for the Clean Shower - just spray and go. And if you are in my bathroom and want to comment on whether or not I have spots on the shower doors then you have way to much time on your hands.
I am in the same opinion; the TxDPS are making it difficult to tell what license, if any, we need to drive our MH. Personally, I have never known of someone receiving a citation for not having a class B, but I bet the Highway Patrol Troopers are out there waiting for us…
Page 4 of the Driver's Handbook. How is that being difficult? It is really simple and a quick search on this forum (or most any other RV forum) would get you multiple threads on the issue.
I had no idea geocaching was a competative sport. ;)
Planting caches sounds like even more fun than finding them. Every time we go out, I find places I think would be fun to hide one.
Unfortunately to put one out, you have to be able to monitor it and repair it/replace it if things happen.
We do put out travel bugs with a destination and then follow them as the move around the country.
Now dental is another matter. We are stuck with a plan which limits each person to approx $1,200 of work per year with high co-pays and a limited service schedule. At $57.78 per month.
We came to the conclusion that for what the insurance was paying out we were just as well off being self insured. To this date it has been a good decision on our part. Our dental habits have improved significantly knowing that we are now self insured :W
We did the same thing and we are ahead. Found a great dentist in Mesa that gives discount for paying by check, gives a range of options of what we could do, but know that we aren't interested in cosmetic. He also visits our RV park once a month to give people survey exams and answer questions.
I hate to be the contrarian, but if you're limited to $50k and you blow a $30k diesel engine, you're in trouble by my calculations.
You're assuming that there is no savings that could be tapped or they don't have an extended warranty. We set up a maintenance/repair fund with 10% of the purchase price of our rig and have added to it each and every month. When something needs to be fixed, we fix it, when maintenance needs to be done with do it, when it is time to replace tires/batteries/whatever, we replace them. Fund keeps on growing.
In Casa Grande, AZ;
Today, again, Sunny low 70's.
Thursday more of the sun with temps approaching the 80's.
Damn jet stream has us trapped!!
It is awful that we are being forced to endure all of these days of nice temperatures and sunny skies - but someone has to do it and I'm glad it is us this year.:B
You do whatever you want to do. For some, it is out away from people. For us, it is the time of the year (winter) when we are near a metro area and get our cultural fix. Museums, arts centers, concerts; then there is the shopping and dining, plus some days just a swim in the pool and then reading a good book sitting on the patio in 70°+ sunshine. Or maybe an afternoon spent geocaching, or driving up into the mountains for a hike, or visiting a nearby winery, or doing our cleaning, or visiting with friends, or……
Somedays I'm not sure how we ever found time to work!
Go ahead and spend the extra money and use Escapees for your address. Your SIL doesn't really want to do this for you. Do you really want to have them handling your mail if they really don't want to do this for you?
Southern Arizona is very popular, especially Yuma.
People I have talked to say they either love or hate Yuma.
The lovers always say it's a cheap place to stay.
The haters always say it's dusty and dirty and the "blue haired " locals are very rude in the grocery store.
Never stayed my self just driven thru. Did not look like much from the interstate.
We stay mostly stay in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs area and Sedona/Verde Valley AZ in the winters. Low humidity and warm weather. LOTS to do!
We spent a week in Yuma - that was about 5 days to long. Unless you have lots of friends there just isn't a lot to do, limited shopping, and next to nothing in the way of cultural events. That is why we like Mesa, AZ.
oregon has no sales tax or vehicle inspection
Can you say State Income Tax?????? yes we have state income tax so does tx and sd dont they
Texas does not have a state income tax.
I always laugh when I hear people getting all worked up about the safety inspections in Texas, which only need to be done when you are in the state. We know people who go 5-6 years without going into the state and just have the inspection done when they do re-enter. The inspection takes all of 10 minutes, costs $14.50, and they check lights, horns, brakes, etc., no emission testing unless you live in one of the big cities - and those who use Escapees don't live in a big city.
As to having to take a driver's test if you have a rig weighing over 26,000# - if you can't pass that simple 30 minute driving test you have no business out on the road.
Mesa, Arizona. Loads and loads of RV parks of every size, and price, in the area. Lots of things to do both locally and with day trips out into the desert. Great museums and performing arts centers and, of course, spring training in March.