We're on the waiting lists at The Ranch and Lone Star Corral. At this point we don't plan to actually use our lot for more than a few months during the winter. Even then, we'll probably be in and out during that time. At some point, though, we may find ourselves staying there for longer periods of time.
Question: At what point will each State say that we are residents of that State and want us to register the vehicles and get new drivers licenses? I spent some time trying to find what New Mexico's rules are, since that's where we are right now, with no success. I see vehicles with plates from all over here, but I don't know which are leaseholders and which are visitors.
It would seem to me that the co-op parks would be targets for those who want to make sure that the State is getting every penny they can. Do the co-ops have to keep a record of who the leaseholders are and share that with the authorities whenever they ask? It would seem that it would be easy for NM, for example, to figure out which leaseholders are here more than X days and then tell those people that they must become NM residents and pay NM taxes.
Kirk, I know you've seen how fast RV's burn in a fire, so I feel pretty confident that our UL-350 1-hour rated safe will survive one. A fire would have to burn at 1700+ degrees F for more than an hour to raise the internal temperature of the safe above 350 degrees. Paper ignites at about 450 degrees. In addition, our document safe is located at floor level at the rear of our gasser, about as far as it can get from the most common fire sources.
We are getting ready to start our RV life in a 35 Ft Georgetown on April 17th. It is with excitement and trepidation that we are plunging ahead. I will be retiring on the 17th and we start our journey in the first RV park. We are very familiar with this RV park. I have tried to contemplate all expenses to ensure that we have a budget that will work but of course there are unknowns especially for someone just starting. I will appreciate any feed back, knowledge or ideas that have worked for everyone when they started out. Reservations, traveling without reservations, problems encountered without reservations. boon-docking,or best in budgeting, any information that you have that could make the transition easier. We have 2 dogs who are a handful and one is afraid of everything. I feel like I am leaping off of a cliff. Any ideas or help will be greatly appreciated. I don't even know the right questions to ask at this point. I have tried to research as much as I can. Thanks again. Pat LeBlanc
We do pretty much the same but at first, carried a lot in the supposed fireproof box, but then realized that the box isn't fireproof but has a time/temperature rating that is far from really fireproof. I would add wills, power of attorney, passports, vehicle registrations, insurance policies, medical information/ directives, DD214, and any other legal documents. We carry certified copies of most of them today. We carried current copies of our medical records with us at first, but never once was a doctor we visited on the road interested in seeing most of them so we cut back to only carrying our latest physical reports and medication lists as well as the doctors we see with contact information.