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  1. 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. πŸ˜‚
  2. Allentc2

    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".
  3. 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"
  4. 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?
  5. Allentc2

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. Allentc2

    Sugar Beet Jobs

    This is pretty cool. I'm curious.....what kind of experience is necessary for this kind of job?
  8. I'm kinda in the same boat as you were in the beginning, Kirk. My budget limits me to a gasser, though I suppose if I find a great used DP, I have no one to fret about a used bed. Admittedly, I WOULD like to be the original owner. The gypsies' logic makes sense too.
  9. Allentc2

    Essential pots/pans

    You got that right!!! LOL Trailertraveler - no, I don't have an RV yet. I've been exploring the idea for a couple of years now. I'm going to the RV show in Hershey PA this September and at that point I'll finalize my plans. With any luck I'll be nomadic by October 2019. LOL
  10. I'm sorry, but I LOLd at that. A lot. I have used plenty of sketchy-looking laundromats. Worst was one up near Aberdeen, MD. The locals using it all looked like they were addicts. Best one was in Alpine, TX, which was collocated with a coffee shop and a burrito truck. Clientele there all seemed touristy, but friendly and nice. How does using a w/d work with boondocking? Is doing a load something I'd want to be hooked up to shore power for?
  11. Allentc2

    Essential pots/pans

    Given the limited space in RV (in my case, a 33-36' Class A) kitchens, what would you all say are "must haves" in the pot/pan/bakeware categories? Or kitchen utensils in general?
  12. Based on what I've read so far, I expect this to have mixed replies, but I'm hoping for some good stories out of this..... So amongst you full-timers, how many of you have a w/d in your Class A? Why (or why not) did you opt to make that choice? I am looking at Newmars in the 33-36' range, some of which have the option to have a w/d in them. After 50 years of sticks n' bricks, having a w/d seems "normal" but I'd read a lot of compelling arguments (leaks/bad equipment/added cost/small loads/etc) that make me think the laundromat idea isn't a bad one. What has your experiences with or w/o a w/d been?
  13. I thought so....LOL But I had to be sure.
  14. Kirk, are you saying you ALWAYS had trouble finding a spot for your 36’er?
  15. I'm thinking butt in the corner, feet on the couch along the wall....but yeah, I'm definitely going to be checking them out before I get one.