Jump to content



Recommended Posts

It can be done, start at the DMV and ask about "Continuous Traveler" status for your driver's licence. More to it than that but it will get you started.

First rule of computer consulting:

Sell a customer a Linux computer and you'll eat for a day.

Sell a customer a Windows computer and you'll eat for a lifetime.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Forgive me, but why would you want to keep Oregon as a domicile? When we lived there, both my financial advisor and tax man hated it. They said it's horrible for retirees and taxes. They were both thrilled when we left.

It's all fine and dandy until someone's marshmallow catches fire!

2015 Ford F-250 6.2L (She ain't diesel but she hauls ass!)

2012 Jayco Pinnacle 36KPTS


Link to comment
Share on other sites

There are a few income items that are not subject to tax in Oregon. I know Social Security is one, but I'm not sure about the others.


At any rate, if I had any income subject to Oregon's rather high income tax, I'd certainly choose another state as a domicile if I were a fulltimer.

2014 Winnebago Aspect 27K
2011 Kia Soul


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Let me first welcome you to the Escapee forums! I hope that you find what you are seeking with us here.

Is there anyway to keep Oregon as domicile without owning property?

The ownership of real estate is not a factor in your domicile, but you will need to have an address that is acceptable to the state for your driver's license and vehicle registration. I know that Stanley is correct that Oregon has a "Continuous Traveler" option but not having been an OR resident I have very limited knowledge of it. You might find it helpful in understanding the issues if you would like to read this article which I wrote some years ago for the Escapees magazine about domicile.

Good travelin !...............Kirk

Full-time 11+ years...... Now seasonal travelers.
Kirk & Pam's Great RV Adventure



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you so much! We will read the article and check into the "continuous traveler" with DMV. We are retired military with a disability rating resulting in little taxable income outside of social security so don't see a huge advantage to changing domicile. We did meet with the attorney at the rally in Goshen last March and if I understood correctly leaving items in storage, returning for a doctor visit, bank accounts, etc would muddy the water and possibly complicate things. With family here it just seems that it might be less complicated to keep Oregon as domicile, at least for now. We appreciate any more thoughts on the matter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would also like to welcome you to Escapees.


You do not need to live in your domicile state. You just need an official mailing address in that state, whether it is Oregon or Florida. Florida, as do many states, allows the use of a mail forwarding service address to be used as your official mailing address. I feel even a little tax is too much when you are on a fixed income. That is one reason why we chose a NO INCOME TAX state. There are 3 such states mentioned most often, Florida, Texas and S.D. If you do decide to move your domicile, check out all the various things that might change, including not only taxes, but cost of living, insurance, etc.


With an official mailing address, you can then get your driver's license and register your vehicles, and register to vote, etc.

GS Lifetime #822128658, FMCA #F431170


2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Extended Class B

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

And Escapees helped us immeasurably changing our domicile from OH to TX in 2012. We couldn't had it so smooth without them! Same for Florida and SD since they now have mailing advantages for all 3 states.

Al and Barbara Smith

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

RVers Online University


RV Destinations

Find out more or sign up for Escapees RV'ers Bootcamp.

Advertise your product or service here.

The Rvers- Now Streaming

RVTravel.com Logo

  • Create New...