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Old 02-21-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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We live full time in a 34 foot class A RV. It's less expensive to live on the road. May will be 3 years of life on the road. It's a great way to see this fantastic country of ours.







This life isn't for everyone but it is for us. YMMV
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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We live full time in a 34 foot class A RV. It's less expensive to live on the road. May will be 3 years of life on the road. It's a great way to see this fantastic country of ours.







This life isn't for everyone but it is for us. YMMV
For some reason the first thought that came to my mind when thinking about traveling full time via RV was where would I get my mail...
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:06 AM
 
Location: On the road
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where would I get my mail...
We have a US address, I assume lots of RVers do too.

There are services where you pay $10-$20 per month that receive your mail and scan as needed. You can read it, save it, print it, forward it, whatever.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:53 AM
 
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For some reason the first thought that came to my mind when thinking about traveling full time via RV was where would I get my mail...
Lots of full-time RVers get South Dakota residency since all you need to do is spend a single night in South Dakota a year to claim legal residency, I believe. Like lieqiang mentioned there lots of mail forwarding companies out there, some better than others.

Americas Mailbox in South Dakota seem like a very popular one.

Americas-Mailbox Home - mail forwarding - Americas-Mailbox

I guess you could also use a relative's address (parent, sibling,cousin, etc.) as your permanent address and have them forward your mail to you wherever you might be in the US.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: NYC
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In the early '90's I used a chain called Mailboxes Etc for mail delivery - pickup - forwarding purposes. Where I live now there is an independent mom & pop business that offers the same services. I suspect any decent size city has several of these.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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Just two of us no kids.

We started it because we've always had happy feet and since retired in our early/mid 40s has the opportunity.

Yes, I miss having a kitchen I stocked and having dogs.

No, we don't get tired of it since we mix in enough longer stays. We've been in current apartment since September of last year, then will be in shorter stays for awhile during spring then moving to Portugal for the summer.
How do you handle the issue of medical insurance? Are you a US citizen?
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:46 PM
 
Location: On the road
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How do you handle the issue of medical insurance? Are you a US citizen?
US Citizen.
Travel insurance with $2,000 deductible which covers up to 30 days per year in USA, pay cash for anything under the deductible.
We also carry a health insurance policy in USA, since travel insurance can med evac.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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US Citizen.
Travel insurance with $2,000 deductible which covers up to 30 days per year in USA, pay cash for anything under the deductible.
We also carry a health insurance policy in USA, since travel insurance can med evac.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:30 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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How do you handle the issue of medical insurance? Are you a US citizen?
or join 15m worldwide (medivacations)
https://patientsbeyondborders.com/

or... HC sharing (legal ACA alternative)
https://www.kitces.com/blog/healthca...h-share-plans/

or...
a USA state with a decent 'exchange'. I ran the numbers last week... 60YO couple <$65,500/ yr MAGI = $3.13/ month for a $11k OOP max ($5.7k per person deduct) HMO. HSA plan so you can actually earn $73k and deduct $8k into HSA. Earn over $66k MAGI and premiums go to $2200 / month.

We also do Travel Insurance (when away from home (as usual)), our last yr out was $1600 for HC travel policy. Drugs are a LOT less costly in other countries... (as in 90% less in some).
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:08 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Get that MAGI down to about $32k and things get really nice for ACA, since deductible and out-of-pocket get mostly covered by cost sharing.
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