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Old 10-03-2011, 11:57 PM
 
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I've actually stumbled upon this forum while looking for advice on moving to Nevada. I currently live in PA, and want out. Like by the end of the year out. I've been considering moving to Indian Hills for a while now, and am coming around to the idea of a smaller city a little further from Tahoe. Ideally, I'm looking to stay within 2 hours of Sacremento without living in CA.

Enough of that. I have a lot of questions I've had trouble answering, and this site seems to be perfect for it. I'll actually make 2 lists, one of my "requirements" or what I'd like to see in an area, and my list of questions..

Questions first.
How bad of an idea is it to drive from PA to NV in late December/January? Would there be much snow/bad weather along the way?
What kinds of paperwork do I need to fill out to finalize my life in PA, then start anew in Nevada?
How bad are the winters outside but around the Tahoe/NW area of the state?
If you've used PODS or similar service in your moves, are you able to move your vehicle in the pod? I've priced just shipping my car, and its almost twice what driving costs, but I would need a truck for my stuff. Selling the car is not an option, and i'm trying to stay cheap.
Any online or local classified that aren't craigslist, like newspapers or city papers?

What I'm looking for:
Moderate winters (less than 36" snowfall)
Cheap
Lack of neighbors/space to shoot, four wheel, have big outdoor parties without problems
Trailers are fine
within 2 hours of Sacremento

I'm going to have under 2 grand for the entire move. Any advice or suggestions for getting my stuff and vehicle there, while allowing money for a down payment on a trailer or rent? I do not have a job in the area yet, but I have friends in Sacremento I will be staying with while house shopping. According to craigslist, I can find a liveable trailer for less than 2 grand, and a lot of people are allowing a financing option even with my less than good credit.

I thank you in advance for any advice/suggestions/answers/links/not shooting me down entirely, and I appreciate the input.

For what it's worth, I'm 24 years old, single male, several years of kitchen, bar, club, and commercial construction as well as residential maintenance experience, so I assume finding a job cooking or bouncing shouldn't be too hard, and I have a wide skill set I can put to use.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:41 AM
 
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I can't find the Edit post button, so i have to post that space isn't a necessity right now. Within a few years, I will be able to afford a place with lots of room to play, I'm just trying to get into the state and get started, having room to play now would just be a bonus
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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IWhat I'm looking for:
Moderate winters (less than 36" snowfall)
Cheap
Lack of neighbors/space to shoot, four wheel, have big outdoor parties without problems
Trailers are fine
within 2 hours of Sacremento
You can find all of this outside Reno (define 'cheap'). Check out Fernley about 30 miles east of Reno.

Do you have a job lined up?? Nevada has about 13% unemployment (but much of this seems to be weighted towards Las Vegas). Even then, the casinos/hotels in downtown Reno are having a slow time of it.

Driving from PA to NV in Dec could be horrible if you hit the 'perfect storm'. The pass (Parleys Summit) on I-80 east of Salt Lake City could be a white knuckle ride. I hope you're not towing anything.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Reno
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I've done the road trip from California to northeast Ohio 4 or 5 times in the last ten years, all times of the year, towing and not... and haven't had any serious trouble. A lot would depend on what you've driving, I drove over the Vale pass in winter with a 17' rental truck towing a flat bed car carrier... it wasn't that bad however I'm sure it could get worse.

Good luck with the move, we're planning on moving early/mid next year... get outta the nasty winter weather and into a longer riding season.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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The local Reno newspaper is Reno Gazette-Journal | Reno news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Reno, Nevada | rgj.com
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:18 AM
 
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Having assessed the costs, and the current state of my Subaru, I think I'm postponing the move until I get my tax refund, even though that creates more paperwork to fill out.

Thanks for the link to the paper, it should prove more useful than craigslist.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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You sound exactly like what the Fernley Water Treatment Facility is looking for. They put out a job ad for a tech every couple of months.

Amazon is also a major part time employer here, twice a year and hires anyone without a criminal record ( but I know many people there who do have a criminal record so I don't think they check) It's seasonal and full time, then nothing or part time till the next big season.

Most people who apply at the Casino's want service and face jobs, maintenance and repair jobs are a dime a dozen here because they don't pay great and nobody wants them. We also have a small industrial park that seems to have regular openings for people with your experience.

So check out the Fernley web site and register for it's city job e-mail alert, and check with the local job agencies too.
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