Originally Posted by Vandave
.........Decided @ 74 to do the full time thing for 3 or 4 years........ Some of my questions are mail, voting, renewal of licenses, taxes, residency, absolute essentials, internet, dish or direct tv, Rx,.
Welcome to the world of “Where should we go next?”. First rule: enjoy!
Ok. Without a doubt, Escapees is the single best source for the most comprehensive information and assistance on domicile selection and change. You have to pick a domicile, but you can pick anywhere you want. Most folks have a reason: home, no taxes, easy bureaucracy, etc. Texas, South Dakota, and Florida are the three most common choices, for the above reasons. They also provide a wide range of services of specific interest to fulltimers besides the most common stuff. Call them and join. They can make it all smooth.
We are Escapees, and their services have been flawless for 8 years. We chose Texas, and the Escapees folks were great.
voting,.........Texas, absentee, easy, reliable
renewal of licenses, Texas, online, easy
taxes, ....... none
essentials,..... up to you, far less than you think
Cell service....... Verizon, AT&T best coverage
internet...often cell based, booster sometimes good to have.
dish or direct tv,.... both have happy users. We have Dish. Good mobile program, works well for RVers. Very good app. Very easy to change location.
Rx,..... we’ve used Walmart pharmacies for 8 years. They are everywhere (except North Dakota); easy to move a scrip; excellent, smooth nationwide computer system; over 4700 stores nationwide. Good app. In fairness, we know folks who use Walgreens, CVS, Costco pharmacy, etc., and they’re happy, too.