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Old 06-01-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!
New twosome, DW and myself. Living in Nevada not so far from Las Vegas. Planning on becoming full timers with our 3, yes three 50 pound dogs next spring. So, aside from past long weekends to a week and a half in a rental over the years.

So, in about a year, we will be needing to decide where we legally live, buy an RV (Class A diesel seems where we might be heading, Ventana LE, or something similar in size and price). We will be giving up our stick house, need financing, and will be incorporating the delivery into the start of a long motor holiday. We still need to learn the process we might face, or the timeline if we order or buy from stock.

We are sixtyish, family is scattered all over the country - Colorado, Dakotas, East Coast, and NW Wash State, so I am of the opinion that we are getting ready to have a great time. We will be able to earn an income remotely.

So much for an overview introduction. As I learn more, I hope to be able to pay it forward.


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Old 06-01-2016, 09:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
You'll have a house load with those three 50 pounders...

Since you have family in the Dakotas, South Dakota is a popular resident state for fulltimers. Check it out.

Enjoy your search!

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the super-quick feedback. We we looking at SD as one of the states to "live".
Much appreciated.

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:24 PM   #4
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Glad to have you here with us.

I agree with SD.

Happy Trails!!!
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Hi John! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum. I regularly take our 3 dogs (50, 75, 80 lbs), but on shorter trips, not full timing. They love it and generally do fine. Just learn to deal with the dog hair inside and needing to do regular cleaning, but that is not really different than your house, except for a smaller area.

Ask any full timers, and the typical answer will be get as big as you are comfortable with. A class A DP is probably the most common.
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome

Tony & Ruth, Joe and Annette, and MSHAppyTrails...

Thanks for the welcome. I think I will head on over to the specific Boards and post there.


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