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akrvbob - akrvbob - 06-05-2012

Many of us travel so we have a choice of where to become a State Resident. Most full-time travelers choose one of these 4 states:<br /><ol><li>Florida</li><li>Texas</li><li>South Dakota</li><li>Nevada</li></ol>Each of them is a very good choice with pluses and minuses. You can't really go wrong with any of them. I made my decision strictly on location. The further you have to drive to get to the state the first time to get your drivers license and then return to renew it, the more gas you are going to burn. <br /><br />I spend most of my time in the Southwest because it is warm in the winter and there is National Forest all around it that is cool in the summer. So Nevada was the logical choice for me. <br /><br />If you are considering becoming a NV resident and getting your drivers license and registration for your vehicle there, it is very easy. You need five things. <br /><ol><li>A NV street address. They don't ask for any proof, you just have to tell them an address. I use jbmailroom,com as my mail forwarder. She runs here business out of her home in Pahrump, NV. When you sign-up with her, you can use her street address as your street address. She charges $100 a year for outstanding mail services.</li><li>&nbsp;You will also need documents to prove your US residency. Your drivers license from another state isn't acceptable. You need a copy of your birth certificate or Passport. Every vandweller should carry both of them, if you don't have them, get them now while you are still in a house.</li><li>You need proof of your Social Security number. They want to see your SS Card. Every vandweller should have that, if you don't have it, get a copy now. You can also show them a 1099 form.</li><li>Proof of auto insurance meeting NV requirements,&nbsp; your auto insurance may go up, check with your agent.</li><li>Nevada does not have a vehicle inspection (except for Las Vegas and Reno, don't register your car there). I registered my truck in Pahrump and there is no inspection. However, there is an inspection to verify the VIN of your car. So you must have it there and they will compare the VIN on the car to make sure it is the same as on the registration. This is a one-time thing, it will never happen again.</li></ol>You can sign up with my mail forwarder at any time and then become a resident by getting a NV Drivers License and changing your plates when you actually get into the state. You can renew your registration yearly over the internet.<br /> <br /> Info here:<br /><br /><br /> <br /> Here is the email of my mail forwarder:<br /> [email protected]<br /><br />If you sign up tell her I sent you&nbsp; and she will give me a free month. That goes for all her clients. Bob

akrvbob - sl1966 - 06-05-2012

<div>Thanks Bob! What kind of concessions does NV make regarding jury duty?</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>

akrvbob - akrvbob - 06-05-2012

You know, in 4 years as a resident I've never been summoned, so I don't know. <br><br>I'm ashamed to admit it, but I didn't register to vote because often they draw jurrors from registered voters. Maybe that's why I haven't been called, I don't know.<br><br>The good thing about NV for me is I am rarely more than a hard days drive away, so if I am called, and I can't get out of it, I'll go back and serve. Bob<br>

akrvbob - bobbert - 06-05-2012

Where else would I have found great information like this?<div>NOWHERE!&nbsp;</div><div>This forum is THE BEST!!!<img border="0" align="absmiddle" src=""><img border="0" align="absmiddle" src=""></div><div>Thanks Bob!!!</div>

akrvbob - Les H - 06-06-2012

Thanks Bob, it's great to have all this firsthand info for when I can finally go full time in a couple years.
@thinker- your funny man! Bob owns the site!!<img src="/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/comp.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">

akrvbob - toupalumma - 06-06-2012

Thanks for this great synopsis, Bob. I have a related question for you. I borrowed Jaimie Hall's book, Support Your RV Lifestyle, from my local library. In chapter 13, she recommends several points for establishing a domicile in a new state. One of the points she recommends is to spend at least six months in the new state. <br><br>How important would you say it is to follow that recommendation? It seems to me that would sort of take the joy out of full-time rving. But, if it's necessary to avoid some kind of tax or legal problems, then that makes it even more critical to choose the right state.<br>

akrvbob - owl - 06-09-2012

&nbsp;&nbsp; I cannot imagine a reason to stay six months&nbsp;when becoming a resident.<BR>At least as of now in this country you are free to travel.<BR>

akrvbob - Possum - 06-09-2012

<p style="margin: 0px;">Great info Bob,&nbsp; i am very interested in turning the page in my life and this forum really helps with this transition. </p><p style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; STAY HAPPY &amp; FREE</p><p style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Randy</p>

akrvbob - akrvbob - 06-09-2012

I agree with Owl. When I became a NV resident I was just passing through, I'm sure I was in the state less than a week. I know that all South Dakota requires is one night in the state. So, no, I think 6 months is silly unless you have some reason you want to be there for that long. Bob<br>

akrvbob - SoulRaven - 06-09-2012

If when you get a jury notice and cant attend, just say you are out of state and wont be back till after the duty...<br><br>
sl1966 Wrote:<div>Thanks Bob! What kind of concessions does NV make regarding jury duty?</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>