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Old 04-10-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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Yeah, and you can hop a Tornado to get into the next town or cling to a tree branch waiting for the flood waters to take you there.
REPLY: Im afraid there are always risks no matter where you live in this Country of ours. Some are willing to be killed by a tornadoe whereby the chances of it happening to you, are extremely slim. , in favor of living ones life out in a much more favorable climate . That is certainly where im coming from regarding myself.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I am guessing that most "fulltime" RV people set up a private mailbox in a state with no state income taxes like TX. This of course allows a person to declare themselves a resident of that state for vehicle registration, drivers license and tax purposes. There are clubs like the Escapees RV club that have mail forwarding service so that the fulltime RV person simply pays a monthly fee for mail forwarding from their one and only private mailbox. That way you never have to send in a "change of address" form which I know can be a real hassle for people who maintain a "winter" and "summer" home. Anyone have experience with these mail forwarding services? I suspect in this age where nearly every monthly bill or statement can be obtained via web login or email, there is less of a need for "snail mail" service, but in dealing with government agencies, there is often no alternative.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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several of my friends do the 'remote' mailbox thing.

from WA state for those who want no income tax
From OR for those who want no sales tax (on their new RV) and cheap vehicle registration fees.

You should get this addy in a county that is exempt from Emission testing, that will save you some trouble and money. - once WA and OR become CARBed (in next few years) I'm not sure how that will work. WY might be the addy state of choice at that point. (no income tax, reasonable sales tax, good state for seniors)
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