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Old 03-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Some advice please!

My wife and I are considering full time living with periodic traveling on "A" class, 40 foot or so.
I just want to get some idea of how much maintanence there is in dollars and how much full living insurance etc... will cost us.
I appreciate any help you can provide!
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Howdy Tim and welcome to the forum. Do you know what make/model RV? It's difficult to estimate maintenance or insurance costs because each situation is unique and there are lots of variables. Insurance costs will vary greatly depending on where you live. If you have questions specific to full-timing, you might check the Full Timers section of the forum.
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If you truly are a fulltimer, without a permanent residence in any state, you can pick the state to call yours and establish residency by subscribing to a mail forwarding service. I chose South Dakota in order to keep my vehicle fees and insurance rates as low as possible.

I use Home They are in the tiny rural community of Emery, SD. Others use Florida or Texas services, but when I checked last year, they were the cheapest. SD sales tax on vehicle purchases is only 3% which can save big compared to some states. You are wise to check before you buy.
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the site. Hope you find the answers here that your looking for as I'm sure you will. Enjoy all your future travels.
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Hello Tim! Welcome to IRV2. There is alot of good information on here and some really friendly people, alot of which fulltime. As SarahW said, there are alot of variables. Depends on the lifestyle you choose and the MH. Good luck and hope to see you on the road one day. Safe travels.
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Hi Tim! Welcome to IRV2! Can't help on your fulltiming questions but there's lots of folks on here who can! Good luck & God bless!
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Howdy Tim and welcome to the forum. Do you know what make/model RV? It's difficult to estimate maintenance or insurance costs because each situation is unique and there are lots of variables. Insurance costs will vary greatly depending on where you live. If you have questions specific to full-timing, you might check the Full Timers section of the forum.
Thanks, I am looking at a 40 foot class A and we plan on living full time here in Florida in the RV and traveling from the home turf. I will try the full timers forum, thanks again.
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If you truly are a fulltimer, without a permanent residence in any state, you can pick the state to call yours and establish residency by subscribing to a mail forwarding service. I chose South Dakota in order to keep my vehicle fees and insurance rates as low as possible.

I use Home They are in the tiny rural community of Emery, SD. Others use Florida or Texas services, but when I checked last year, they were the cheapest. SD sales tax on vehicle purchases is only 3% which can save big compared to some states. You are wise to check before you buy.
Thank you for the advice it's appreciated
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We are considering 40 to 45 feet on a class A. My curiosity is whether any of the lengths would restrict the state or national parks.
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We are considering 40 to 45 feet on a class A. My curiosity is whether any of the lengths would restrict the state or national parks.
Yes, but different places have different restrictions. Earlier this month, I spent 3 nights at the Chiricahua National monument in SE Arizona that has a 28 limit for entering past the visitors center. It is a beautiful "sky island" surrounded by dry flat terrain and has some of the most interesting geology. It was built in the 1930's before big rigs were even thought about. Most newer parks can accomodate large RVs.
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