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Old 07-11-2008, 06:55 AM   #1
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Anyone from Alabama here? We are moving to AL next month from Ohio (grew up in Florida so at least it's south). I'm worried about the taxes on the motorhome. I've had friends recommend registering it in a different state. I could easily set up a FL residency, but really don't want to skirt the law. My husband will be employed in AL and we will probably buy a home. My husband says just bite the bullet. It will all even out. Any suggestions?
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Anyone from Alabama here? We are moving to AL next month from Ohio (grew up in Florida so at least it's south). I'm worried about the taxes on the motorhome. I've had friends recommend registering it in a different state. I could easily set up a FL residency, but really don't want to skirt the law. My husband will be employed in AL and we will probably buy a home. My husband says just bite the bullet. It will all even out. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:29 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RBAYBE:
We are moving to AL next month ... I'm worried about the taxes on the motorhome. I've had friends recommend registering it in a different state. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
With friends like that, you don't need any enemies!
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I could easily set up a FL residency, but really don't want to skirt the law. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Which is exactly what you would be doing if you were living and working in Alabama and tried to set up residency in any other state. If caught, it would cost you much more than whatever taxes you may have to pay on your motorhome.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My husband says just bite the bullet. It will all even out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Your husband is a wise man...follow his lead.
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We bought a new house 1 year ago in northwest corner of Alabama for my retirement in 6 years.I would do everything by the book and list it in Alabama. Property taxes in Alabama are so low you won't believe it. I live in northern Indiana now in a 14 year old home and the Alabama taxes are 1/4 of the Indiana property taxs. Home prices are also much less then here in Indiana. I think it will be a great state to retire in. I forgot gas is 20 to 25 cents cheaper per gallon. Good Luck, you are going to like it.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for your quick replies. I feel better about it having asked. I don't need anything else to worry about, so we will do it the right way. Thanks again.
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RBAYBE, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I am sure you will enjoy this website and forum as much as you love RVing. Good luck in the move to Alabama. What area? We just left Calera, south of Birmingham up to Chattanooga, Tn.
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Our friends in Al. have mentioned that their annual motorhome cost for lic. plate renewal runs $900 on up depending on the rig's value. In Fl our annual tag renewal costs less then $80. Food for thought huh?
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:38 PM   #8
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Property taxes are relatively "cheap" but motorhomes are in the ad valorem tax category..my tag last year was about $2100!! Not exactly in the cheap category
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Thanks again for the replies and welcome. We will be moving to SE AL. Not sure where exactly. Planning on staying in the MH (probably at Gulf Breeze) until we find an area we like. Hubby will be working in Mobile. We looked around the Foley area last Oct. but want to look up around Spanish Fort.
I would appreciate input from people in the area.
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RBAYBE said:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Planning on staying in the MH (probably at Gulf Breeze) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Are you referencing Gulf Breeze RV Park in Gulf Shores, AL, or are you thinking of someplace in Gulf Breeze, FL? At any rate, you may wish to take a look at Anchor's Aweigh RV in Foley, AL. In my opinion, it is a much nicer park than the ones down in Gulf Shores and is closer to Mobile.
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I can sure agree with post on Anchor's Aweigh in Foley. VERY nice park.
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RBAYBE, I live in Foley, and have a 2001 Monaco Diplomat 40-footer. My License is around $369 a year. Insurance down here is really high. I pay $979 for the motor home and two cars with GMAC every six months. I always shop it, but no one beats the rate.

Gulf Breeze RV park in Gulf Shores is the nicest in the area. Also very hard to get in there as they stay booked all the time. Palm Lake is just north of Foley and would be a good choice if you can't get into Gulf Breeze.

Housing here is expensive even though the market is slow. Spanish fort has some new developments but I don't know the pricing. In Foley you can buy a home in an established subdivision from $198K to $900K depending on what you are looking for. Foley is a nice area but a long drive for your husband. Finding a home where you can also park your motor home may be a challenge. Gulf Breeze has a good storage area for $35 per month. No power and it is in the open, but it is secure.
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Welcome to iRV2! I can't answer any of your questions...but I can welcome you and encourage you to join the Tiffin Forum! Just say "Karma Please" and you will be taken care of. You can even ask for the Tiffin avatar that you see so many members sporting...and Lenny or Joe-K will get you all fixed up!
Good luck with your move and finding the right place...I am sure you will et more info in the coming days.

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