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Title: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: AStravelers on March 15, 2017, 07:05:15 AM
I know this topic comes up frequently and is well discussed, but it is always good to have more info or discussion available.  This one has some great discussion & opinion about banks and physical address requirements.

Here is the link to a recent RV-Dreams Journal entry detailing info about Domicile and mailing address: http://rv-dreams.typepad.com/rvdreams_journal/2017/03/mailing-addresses-for-full-timers.html (http://rv-dreams.typepad.com/rvdreams_journal/2017/03/mailing-addresses-for-full-timers.html)
Title: Re: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on March 15, 2017, 09:36:12 AM
Thanks for posting - that's one of the better articles I've seen on this subject. At least, up to the point it rambles off into the complexities of financial institutions and business accounts.
Title: Re: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: jagnweiner on March 15, 2017, 02:10:40 PM
Thanks for posting - that's one of the better articles I've seen on this subject. At least, up to the point it rambles off into the complexities of financial institutions and business accounts.

Howard can't help it; he's a recovering lawyer like me.   ;)  I've followed his blog for several years and when he takes on a topic, he's very thorough.
Title: Re: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on March 15, 2017, 05:28:47 PM
I should have guesses he is an attorney. Domicile is a slippery concept and it takes a lawyer (or an engineer) to sort through and decode how it applies to itinerant RVers.   He is also much better at explaining things in layman terms than most lawyers or engineers.
Title: Re: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: Dreamsend on March 15, 2017, 06:22:06 PM
An excellent article!  Contains the ammunition that one may need with banks etc.  Gonna print this one as a keeper.  Thanks for posting it.  Linda
Title: Re: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: Trivet on March 17, 2017, 05:37:28 PM
I should have guesses he is an attorney. Domicile is a slippery concept and it takes a lawyer (or an engineer) to sort through and decode how it applies to itinerant RVers.   

I wouldn't say an engineer is the last person I'd ask to decode the laws about domicile, but it sure wouldn't be at the top of my list.

I will quibble with this statement from the article:

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Public campgrounds will never accept mail for you unless you are working or volunteering there.

There was a county park that accepted packages for me, and I was just staying there.  Never say never.

Title: Re: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: Cant Wait on March 17, 2017, 06:04:39 PM
OK in generalities, what some of use want is real $ cost per each of the 3 states. registration fees, health insurance costs, renewing drivers licences, etc.  For example I spoke to a gentlemen last year that has the same identical coach as mine and he said he pays $600 per year in S. Dakota for the coach's registration, and has to be physically back in the state every 5 years to renew his drivers license.  Where as Fla. the registration cost is very minor, and you can renew your license thru your mail forwarding service.  IMO thinks like these go a long was to making a contentious decision as to what sate for home domicile. 
Title: Re: Great info about Domicile & Mailing Address for Fulltimers
Post by: AStravelers on March 19, 2017, 08:35:45 PM
OK in generalities, what some of use want is real $ cost per each of the 3 states. registration fees, health insurance costs, renewing drivers licences, etc.  For example I spoke to a gentlemen last year that has the same identical coach as mine and he said he pays $600 per year in S. Dakota for the coach's registration, and has to be physically back in the state every 5 years to renew his drivers license.  Where as Fla. the registration cost is very minor, and you can renew your license thru your mail forwarding service.  IMO thinks like these go a long was to making a contentious decision as to what sate for home domicile.
If you truly want that specific info, I suggest you open a new topic with detailed info about your needs.  You will get many more informed replies that way than adding your question to an open topic about general fulltimeing costs.