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  1. HAH!!!! Fellow future alumni!!
  2. Allentc2

    Registering a vehicle in Texas

    I thought you had to show proof of insurance in order to register. And I'll check on the other insurances. Thanks!
  3. Allentc2

    Registering a vehicle in Texas

    I did but honestly....they seemed a little rushed. I tried to explain my situation, the lady referred me to the packet here.
  4. Allentc2

    Registering a vehicle in Texas

    Well, this insurance info is good to know, but I need to know about registering this Jeep. LOL
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    Registering a vehicle in Texas

    My impression from talking to the rep down there is so long as I'm 'sticks n' bricks' at the start, and I insure the toad FIRST (as doing the RV first makes it the daily driver and about 3x more expensive) he really didn't care. I'm sure it is easy to do in person, but I'm about 13 months away from that (according to plan). I suppose when I pick up the RV I could run down there for a week and do it all at once, but I'm just wanting to register the Jeep right now.
  6. Okay, I have read and reread the bit on domicile and establishing residency in Texas. What is confusing me (admittedly, not hard to do) is the order... Step 1. Get the mailing address. Check. Step 2. Establish professional/social connections. Check....I think. Been talking to the State Farm agent about insuring the toad and RV (in that order, I might add). Step 3. What in the heck do I do first??? Driver's license? But I have to establish residency (which is, I thought, done at the conclusion of Step 6??) to get the license, correct? I was going to insure the Jeep I've just purchased via private sale from an individual in Pennsylvania, then get it registered/licensed in Texas, but I'm not sure I can do that. The Polk Co. auditor referred me to the packet here, but that looks to me like I need to submit a Texas DL. Or do I send any photo ID, proof of insurance, title, the forms, and a bucket load of cash (I still think paying sales tax on a private sale is BS LOL). My reading comprehension fading as I get older, that has to be it.
  7. I'm really leaning towards the Bay Star 3401 floorplan, so no W/D for me I think. But thanks for all the input. I am so excited about the idea of being mobile. And I'm optimistic I can avoid the really skeevy laundromats.
  8. I have not yet actually purchased my RV, but the dealer (in California) has a similar process. I actually will go to Nevada to take possession of the RV in order to not pay all the CA fees and taxes. And I do hope to register my coach in Texas as well, so this is super helpful.
  9. Allentc2

    When to set up domicile and change address

    I suspect being a member of Escapees means you "see" SKP as meaning "the Escapees RV club"....not simply the word "escapee". Joe Blow, driving behind me, having never heard of the organization, would think "Hah, this dude bolted from WV to come to Texas." And as mentioned, I doubt state DMVs or tax departments try to glean the secret messages of license plates. LOL Funny "NSFW" story.....my first motorcycle was a sport bike and I had the attitude usually attributed to a young male with a crotch rocket. I decided I wanted vanity plates. I figured the typical DMV worker wasn't classically educated so I'd try to sneak a suggestive one past the censors. Imagine my surprise when FEL8ME came back rejected. 😂
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    When to set up domicile and change address

    Ummmm....."WV SKP" = WV escapee. Meaning I finally got away from there. LOL Sorta opposite of considering it home, doncha think? I do get where it also could be 'read' as "WV Escapee member".
  11. Allentc2

    When to set up domicile and change address

    I'm starting this process now myself, though I suspect I may have to adjust the plan. Living in WV currently. Have subscribed to the mail forwarding service. I'll get my Forester insured (in TX), registered, and plated next, then get my DL and voter's registration. For the military's purposes, this should be enough to allow me to change my home of residence/domicile to Texas. I hope to have this done by mid September. Next year I should take delivery of my RV in the spring, take it to Texas for TTL purposes, then sell my home in WV and hit the road in October 2019. If I have grokked this correctly, my pay should be exempt from state tax, but I'll still be paying property tax (on the house) to WV. Vehicles will be under TX DMV regs, and once the house sells, I'll be "free". My RV plates will say "WV SKP"
  12. I quit watching TV a long time ago after realizing I was paying $150/month to actually watch maybe 4 hours of TV a month. I switched over to a Roku box (topic for another thread). But when I get on the road, it occurs to me it might be good to be able to see what's going on locally. What's a good antenna to have for picking up local TV? Preferably one that's pretty idiot-proof. LOL Do any of the Winegard offerings that Newmar has as options fit the bill?
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    Sugar Beet Jobs

    I have to say....the more I dig into these forums, the more fascinating it gets. One part of me is well aware that the things I get off store shelves don't just magically appear there, but at the same time, when I see stuff like this, it's pretty amazing.
  14. Does size matter? <snicker, snicker> Of the coach I mean. I'm looking at "smallish" gassers, 30-35'. I wonder how much juice and water a w/d would eat up while boondocking.
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    Sugar Beet Jobs

    This is pretty cool. I'm curious.....what kind of experience is necessary for this kind of job?