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  1. Just discovered this "airbnb"type of platform for renting unique campsites: https://www.hipcamp.com/rv-parks-near-me
  2. Every point that lights up on the youtubes represents a weather station where the average high temperature (over an approximately 30 year period) for that calendar day of the year was within 1 degree of either 70 degrees or 80 degrees, depending on which youtube you are watching. Of course, there is no guarantee what the temperature will be on any given day at any given location anywhere in the world. It's just statistical data that might be useful to some RVers. Best regards, Tom
  3. http://us-climate.blogspot.com/2015/10/70f-road-trip.html From "Brian B's Climate Blog": - 2 maps for a 1 year journey where the average high temperature every day is within 1 degree of 70. - 1 map for a 1 year journey where the average high temperature every day is within 1 degree of 80. Perhaps most useful for do-it-yourselfers: - a youtube that cycles through each day of the year showing every weather station in the U.S. with an average temperature within 1 degree of 70. - a youtube that cycles through each day of the year showing every weather station in the U.S. with an average temperature within 1 degree of 80. Best regards, Tom
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/11/12/million-americans-live-rvs-meet-modern-nomads/?utm_term=.6ca72acca5eb
  5. The Most Rockin' Airbnb Listing In NYC Is This Custom Van Parked In Soho http://gothamist.com/2018/10/05/rockin_airbnb_vanlife.php
  6. The map linked by the OP is based on the the specified arbitrary parameters of "mean temperature between 55 and 75" . Changing the parameters would change the numbers on the map. The maps of "average highs and average lows" (posted by another responder) for each month looks like a more useful tool to help determine individual preferences on when to be at any given location.
  7. There are also cheaper options such as Google fi and Republic Wireless. Not sure if either of these choices are good options for RVers. There is a good, - but 3 years old - blog post discussion about Google fi and Republic Wireless at http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2015/09/20/google-fi-review/
  8. Thank you, RV & Hank! We pay about $115 a month to participate in the current Tricare Retiree Dental program. On top of that we spent another $3000+ in 2017 just at the "primary care" dental office for fillings, extra cleanings, night guards and I don't know all else. That's not counting the orthodontist and the oral surgeon. Over the last 10 years, with the current Tricare Retiree Dental program we spent $5000 for each of two son's braces, over $10,000 for implants for my wife, and $1000 to $3000 a year for miscellaneous dental expenses. This is for a family of 4. My 19 year old son just had to have all 4 wisdom teeth pulled. I don't know how much the Tricare Retiree Dental program paid the oral surgeon, but our bill was over $1100! The last time I had a teenager who had his wisdom teeth removed was about 12 years ago and the bill was closer to $300, I don't remember exactly. Best regards, Tom
  9. Any advice, observations, opinions, stories etc. on Oliver travel trailers? https://olivertraveltrailers.com/?inf_contact_key=c8f42999adddf04d99334f01fd8fae64e6b19ed40364a0d81842ea292e8f077c Thank you! Happy New Year, and best regards, Tom
  10. For general amusement: https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/architecture/all/04671/facts.nomadic_homes_architecture_on_the_move.htm
  11. Here is an article about full timers in the Silicon Valley area: https://www.topic.com/life-inside-the-rvs-of-silicon-valley
  12. http://themindunleashed.com/2017/09/solar-powered-rv-runs-without-fuel-charging-stations.html
  13. Thank you, all responders, for lots of good information and opinions from diverse perspectives! Eddie1261, I don't know if you would be interested in southern Ohio or not, but FWIW we camped just west of Portsmouth at http://www.lazyvillage.com . We were there to look at a beautiful brick house on 2 acres on Hwy 52 that we might have bought for a really good price were it not for the slope of the hillside (nightmare to maintain for me) and the history of landslides. Somewhere along the highway was a plot with a nicely laid out gravel pad and a fifth wheel camped on it. Also, the real estate agent told us that there was NO building code in Adams County. I don't know if this was true, and that was 6 years ago, so even if it was true then it may have changed by now.
  14. https://www.wired.com/story/meet-camperforce-amazons-nomadic-retiree-army/
  15. Thank you all for your answers so far! Todd, good observation about "why not just build a house?" The reason to NOT build a house would be to save money both on construction AND on the ongoing annual tax bill. Perspectives on this approach are appreciated. As to location, our current "possibilities short list" includes Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Texas. That mix covers the bases of family locations, climate, costs, income taxes (I am retired Navy). We lived full time in a converted 1990 MCI bus for almost 7 years, and have been back in a townhouse 1 mile from grandchildren since 2013, right after our 1st granddaughter was born, which coincided with our 2 younger boys reaching their teenage years. My wife enjoys 2 days a week babysitting our granddaughters. In 3-5 years the granddaughters will be in school and our youngest son will probably be on his own.
  16. Thank you all for your answers so far! Todd, good observation about "why not just build a house?" The reason to NOT build a house would be to save money both on construction AND on the ongoing annual tax bill. Perspectives on this approach are appreciated. As to location, our current "possibilities short list" includes Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Texas. That mix covers the bases of family locations, climate, costs, income taxes (I am retired Navy). We lived full time in a converted 1990 MCI bus for almost 7 years, and have been back in a townhouse 1 mile from grandchildren since 2013, right after our 1st granddaughter was born, which coincided with our 2 younger boys reaching their teenage years. My wife enjoys 2 days a week babysitting our granddaughters. In 3-5 years the granddaughters will be in school and our youngest son will probably be on his own.
  17. Does anyone here know of counties where it is legal to buy 1 - 5 acres and use it as a RV home base? By home base, I mean build storage sheds / garage, put in septic and electricity, and live there in an RV as much or as little as one desires to do so? My understanding is that zoning laws usually prohibit living this way. Thank you!
  18. Here is another rugged boon docking option that I posted the following links to in the travel trailer forum a while back: http://conqueror4x4usa.com/ http://conqueroraustralia.com.au/ It looks like they are setting up US HQ in Columbus, OH. Looks sparse for fulltiming, although ideal for boondocking in the wild. Best regards, Tom
  19. Here's a web site that might be a resource for your research: http://www.fiberglassrv.com
  20. Has anyone here had any experience with the Conqueror UEV? http://conqueror4x4usa.com/ http://conqueroraustralia.com.au/ It looks like they are setting up US HQ in Columbus, OH. Looks sparse for fulltiming, although ideal for boondocking in the wild. Best regards, Tom
  21. A couple other trailers in your size range that you might look at: http://olivertraveltrailers.com/ http://escapetrailer.com/ Best wishes, Tom
  22. about 5 years ago we were told by a real estate agent in Adams county, OH that Adams county has no building code. Driving along the highway that hugs the Ohio River we saw a lot that was nicely gravelled over with full RV hookups and a fifth wheel parked there.
  23. boondock anywhere? http://sherp.ru/en/gallery/ Enjoy the videos!
  24. http://fusion.net/story/203259/portable-wind-turbine-kickstarter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ "the turbines come with either 50, 400, 1,000 or 2,500-watt generators."
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