Originally Posted by Vetl82
Cubey where do u spend winter at, we r leaning toward Rockport Tx
I just left out full timing from Arkansas last October. I wintered in AZ (Benson in Nov-Dec, Quartzsite in the first half of January) and southern California (Slab City - second half of January) and then spent a month in Sacramento in February.
Then I hurried up to WA as my SSDI review snuck up on me and I had to check in at a Social Security office and provide an address of where I actually was for the medical review, which I had this past week finally. I have no reason to believe it won't come out fine, as the past 3 or 4 past ones did. But I digress.....
I am waiting the review and summer out for now. I intended to take up WA state residency eventually, but ended up doing so now so I wouldn't risk being fined heavily for not registering my van, etc. I was going to eventually settle up here anyway, so I don't mind it. It was come up here or make a u-turn and haul it back to Arkansas, which I really didn't want to do.
Thankfully there is an RV mail forwarding service in Seattle so I can keep my WA residency now and get my mail from there once I go back on the road. I had my mail going to my mom's house in Arkansas before all that transpired. Now I have a WA driver's license, plates, etc.
I might stay a couple months down there in Arkansas since the roads can get icy or snowy, but January seems to be the coldest month down there.
My ol' motorhome isn't very well insulated but I can run a small electric heater and/or my propane furnace and stay toasty warm. It just has a lot of heat loss is all. At least the cheap RV park I know down there doesn't meter electricity. It's a bit run down and you get train horns night and day rolling past, but I stayed there 6 months in 2008 and a month last year so I don't mind it any personally. I can sleep through 3am train horns about 300 feet away without any problems after the 6 months I lived there before. It only took me 3 nights to get used to actually.. and now it stays with me like riding a bicycle.. haha.