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  1. Help planning Albuquerque 2018

    I would echo the remarks of 2Gypsies. My wife and I have been volunteer crew for the past 3 years and have stayed with the Escapee Boomers at Balloon Fiesta Park. Arrived 2 days before the start of the event and left the day after it ended. If you are serious about attending, I would look in to the Escapees Boomers option first. RV Parks from as far away as Santa Fe jump up there rates during Balloon Fiesta, that is if you can get a site to start with.
  2. All the advice and info is important. It is there for you to analyze and reflect on in your situation. There are good points for 5th Wheels, just as there are for Class A's. You do your homework, but in the end, it all boils down to choices. What is right for YOU.
  3. Routes

    Just curious, where in AZ are you? Also, where in Vermont are you headed? My wife and I are full timers going on 3 years now and we are former Vermonters and have made the trip from AZ to VT twice. We are currently in AZ in Yuma. If we could get together, we would be glad to share our travel routes including places that we stayed.
  4. Tips for Traveling to Canada

    My wife and I are considering a trip from SD to Saskatchewan to visit friends this coming summer and then continue on to BC. We've never traveled in Canada before with our RV and were wondering if anyone has a reference or checklist for things to be aware of and things to do(US and Canadian Customs). Also, travel route from Regina to Vancouver - things to see and do along the way. RV Parks or stops would be helpful too. Thanks.
  5. Checklist: Our Full-Time RVing Plans

    Congratulations on your decision, I am sure that you will not regret it. My wife and I found the following website and articles very helpful. They cover just about everything that going full time involves. http://www.technomadia.com/excuses/
  6. Help! RE: Generators! We Know Not What We Do!

    We too have a residential refrig in our 2016 Mobile Suites 5th Wheel, and just did 10 days boondocking at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. We utilized a Zamp Solar 160 watt portable solar panel during the day, with our 1000 watt inverter, 2- 6 volt batteries. Yamaha 2000 i portable generator for about 3 hours after the sun went down. We shut our inverter off(and our refrigerator) for the night, with no ill effects. So, it is doable with a residential relfrig.
  7. Yes, another domicile question!

    We went through the same thing that you are going through about a year ago and one thing that we found enormously helpful, was the Technomads Booklet - No Excuses, Go Nomadic. They cover just about everything and as to your specific question regarding Domicile, check Chapter 9. After reading and digesting,we decided on SD as our Domicile. We found this book extremely helpful and I think you might too.
  8. New Member saying hello

    Well said Kirk. My thoughts exactly.
  9. Switching to a 5th wheel, but what truck?

    Definitely a 1 ton dually. Plan for the future- how many buy their last trailer first?
  10. I agree with Jim2. We also chose Americas Mailbox- for our Mail Forwarding and for establishing residence. They are very easy to work with. We did the nights stay at Americas Mailbox, actually 3 and in that time, we established residence. On day 2 we got our drivers licenses, at Americas Mailbox they took care of registering us to vote, registering our truck. After getting our drivers licenses, we traveled to local Insurance Agent and got our vehicle insurance transferred over to our new domicile state, SD and our Medicare and Dental Insurance(BC/BS) set up. From there we went to a local bank and opened up a checking and savings account. All of these steps taken to prove our "intent" to make SD our Residence. As for the services Americas Mailbox provides, 2 weeks ago I got notice from them advising that our vehicle registrations would be coming up next month. By providing them with pertinent information for the renewal-reg and paying a small fee, they took care of everything for us. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to establish residence in SD.
  11. CLASS OF 2016

    Yesterday we celebrated our first year anniversary. Full-timing is everything we thought and hoped it would be.
  12. We also enjoyed the Escapade. It is so good to see "old" friends that we have met on the road in various parts of the country. A special thanks to Bob & Molly for another job well done. We came away from the Escapade satisfied that we had learned a few new things, met some new people, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to Tucson.
  13. Need guidance from experienced NE to SW travelers

    We've done basically the same route that you are planning and since you are starting in Buffalo, I 90 is the only choice. Stay on it to Erie, Pa and then go I 79 to I 80 to I71 to I 70. I 44 to I 40. I 40 will get you in to New Mexico. There are a couple of routes you can take in NM depending on the area of AZ you are going, like 54 & 60 or I 25. We have done this route and other than St Louis, the driving and traffic wasn't too bad. We tend to travel in the 58-60 mph range. I can give you specifics on places we stayed along the route if you would like.
  14. 5r weighing issue

    We had the very same problem with weight and F350. We moved to a F350 DRW and it solved the problem- at least as far as GCW is concerned.
  15. Thor acquires Jayco

    Not long ago Thor bought Airstream and there were concerns. So too with Mobile Suites. But so far, I haven't heard of any real complaints about the change in ownership.