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Posted: 01/22/19 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I remember in the 1980s, when visiting California and I had to take showers 3 times a day because of the layer of greasy glop that would accumulate on my skin from the smog. That's gone now! The birds are back. People I love are not dying young from lung cancer.

Are you folks seriously going to tell me that smog regulation is a bad thing?

My truck passed the smog test the first time I tried. It's not like manufacturers are incapable of making vehicles that pass.


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Winnipeg wrote:

I am always a little surprised, and a little annoyed, when I hear someone complain that California expects them to pay taxes (DMV, etc.) if they live here more than 6 months per year. No doubt that cost of living in CA is high, and full-time RV people are often on fixed incomes. But is it fair for the people who live, work, and pay taxes in CA to cover your costs too? Seriously, if you are here more than half the year, should you not pay your share?


Say what? Even people visiting here pay a lot in taxes. Do you have any idea what we (I live in CA) pay for gas? Hint: highest in the US at $3.75-$4.00 and some areas it's $4.50 for regular. We pay on average 8.75% sales tax. We have the worst roads in the US due to highway funds being raided..example: illegals who get free medical, schooling, welfare, heavily subsidized housing, etc. Then there is the sales tax on a used or new rv (8.75% avg), a big hit on registration fees into the many hundreds, and hefty license tag fees on top. So if someone is visiting for whatever length of time, they pay a big tax by just visiting. California has become a very greedy tax State and completely run by the Dems who have failed us big time by taxing us to the point of leaving. It's one of the big reasons why we have many companies leaving or that have left.

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Looks like this topic is spinning off to the political side of things.
I have lived in Ca. my whole life and have been paying tax's since
1975. With that said I don't plan on being here much when I retire and go full time RVing. So whatever I can do to save the outrageous tax and licensing in this state wont bother me in the least. And has anyone been to the DMV lately? I didn't think it could ever get more fouled up than it has always been but the state found a way to make it even worse. Anyway I wanted to see if anyone has seen the LLC in Montana adds to save on sales tax and licensing fees? Has anyone any experience with that option?

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“ I didn't think it could ever get more fouled up than it has always been but the state found a way to make it even worse.”

I disagree finding the DMV staff helpful and the paperwork simple or federally required. Easy to blame California’s DMV as “bad.” Harder to understand their responsibilities.


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