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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:14 pm

section8 wrote:I much prefer towing and using a trailer camper to using an RV.

I would probably focus my six months on the US. There's a million places to see and you can follow the weather. I'd plan to do some of the side trips to foreign lands post-road trip.


Yeah.

Now I am considering renting a studio in Seattle so I can establish residency in WA*, and come and go as I please if/when I get tired of being on the road.

*no state income tax

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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:12 am

Yeah Seattle seems like a cheap place to hang out and save money.

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:48 pm

If you can think of a better base in Washington state, let me know.

I don't want to set up an apartment and come back to find all my stuff gone; that's why I look at the nice high rises.

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Re: Six months

Postby Lost Soul » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:19 pm

Seattle is uninhabitable.

But since you won't be living there it might work out for you.
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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:40 am

Olympia

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Re: Six months

Postby Lost Soul » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:06 am

rider5 wrote:Olympia

It's batshit and ugly.

Anyplace west of Puget Sound is OK, or even Whidbey Island.

Anyplace east of Lake Washington is OK too.

Just don't plan on getting a job outside your neighborhood.

And there are other states with no state income tax. Seattle has a Communist on the city council.
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Re: Six months

Postby DianaHaddad » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:31 am

Chip_Oatley wrote:
Now I am considering renting a studio in Seattle so I can establish residency in WA*, and come and go as I please if/when I get tired of being on the road.

*no state income tax


Sorry if I'm missing something, but why would there be income tax if you're on a road trip? Unless you're going to be working from the road and not on vacation?
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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:02 pm

Yes. It's complicated.

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Re: Six months

Postby DianaHaddad » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:13 pm

Gotcha.
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Re: Six months

Postby trixie » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:57 pm

You won't be looking for a job, right? Vancouver, WA will be cheaper than Seattle and it's right across the river from Portland. So no state income tax, and tax-free shopping right across the river.

Outside of the box thinking: Spokane. It's isolated and kind of stuck in 1994, but 15 miles from lovely Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and definitely cheaper than Seattle. It's a good base to travel to the inter-mountain West. And with a "metro area" of around 600,000, it's not that small.

Really outside-the-box: Walla Walla/Tri-Cities. Small but Walla Walla is a good community with great wine and a cute, re-vitalized downtown. I liked it. I could live there.
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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 pm

I don't know what it is about the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area but there's something that turns me off.

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Re: Six months

Postby Lost Soul » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:01 am

I'm with rider. Spokane has been a freak show for 30 years. Just north of there in the Milan/Newport area is pretty sweet, however.

Walla Walla is a hot farming town. But the Blue Mountains are right there, and even have a ski area.

Vancouver is the best of the three, even though it is suburban hell. Lots of apts. to rent there too.
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Re: Six months

Postby section8 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:07 pm

rider5 wrote:I don't know what it is about the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area but there's something that turns me off.

The Nazis?
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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 am

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rider5 wrote:I don't know what it is about the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area but there's something that turns me off.

The Nazis?


Could be.

I have reviewed rents vs. what you get and I am not seeing much Win.

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Re: Six months

Postby veronica_inheels » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:00 am

you gonna pay high rent in seattle just to avoid income tax? isnt it minimum $1500/month there?

how about asking a friend to use their address? or renting the cheapest room for $300? or a PO box that looks like an address?
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Re: Six months

Postby Lost Soul » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:10 am

Chip_Oatley wrote:
section8 wrote:
rider5 wrote:I don't know what it is about the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area but there's something that turns me off.

The Nazis?


Could be.

I have reviewed rents vs. what you get and I am not seeing much Win.

Seattle is not the place to dodge taxes. It's full of leftards. Nevada, Wyoming, NH and Alaska are better.

http://modernsurvivalblog.com/retreat-living/lowest-to-highest-taxes-by-state/
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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:48 pm

veronica_inheels wrote:you gonna pay high rent in seattle just to avoid income tax? isnt it minimum $1500/month there?

how about asking a friend to use their address? or renting the cheapest room for $300? or a PO box that looks like an address?


To have a base, but yeah--I thought of those options. I do think I'll need a utility bill or something to get a license etc.

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Re: Six months

Postby twodogs » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:11 pm

This may be an option and you can store your furniture where you live now.

The best states for full-time RVer domiciles generally come down to Texas, Florida or South Dakota. All three states are income tax-free, the government entities will accept mail-forwarding addresses and they are headquarters for mail-forwarding services.


http://rvlife.com/best-states-for-full-time-rver-domiciles/
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Re: Six months

Postby VinnyD » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:31 pm

Off topic: twodogs, do you play Letterpress under the handle "two dogs"?

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Re: Six months

Postby twodogs » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:53 am

VinnyD wrote:Off topic: twodogs, do you play Letterpress under the handle "two dogs"?


No, had to google to see what it was. Sudoku is my go to when traveling.
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Re: Six months

Postby Lost Soul » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:14 am

Check out the killersudoku. The clues are sums instead of numbers. They increase in difficulty from Monday to Sunday, with one mind bender a week.

http://www.killersudokuonline.com/

There are 4000 in the archives. http://www.killersudokuonline.com/archives.html
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Re: Six months

Postby twodogs » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:31 pm

Thanks Lost Soul.
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Re: Six months

Postby VinnyD » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:41 pm

Thanks, twodogs.

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:08 pm

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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:31 am

Is your penthouse apartment in Seattle almost set up?

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:30 am

Still in deluxe apartment other side.

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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:12 pm

Where are you going on your first road trip?

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:44 pm

I did a short trip to Acadia NP--not a road trip though--I flew and rented car.
And I spent a week in the Outer Banks of NC, and stopped in Jamestown and Wmsburg.
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Re: Six months

Postby Lime_Pickle » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:39 pm

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:42 pm

Ya, I would like to take off now but need to stick around the area and apartment until end of October for medical appointments and the like.

I am having little luck selling my stuff this time. It seems no one legit looks on craigslist anymore. Had a FB Marketplace no-show today. So I may just hire a mover to put what I expect to keep in my storage unit, and give away the rest. I moved in April when I sold my place. I thought this would be easy...

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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:48 pm

How about Jujuy?

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Re: Six months

Postby Lincoln » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:38 pm

Chip_Oatley wrote:Ya, I would like to take off now but need to stick around the area and apartment until end of October for medical appointments and the like.

I am having little luck selling my stuff this time. It seems no one legit looks on craigslist anymore. Had a FB Marketplace no-show today. So I may just hire a mover to put what I expect to keep in my storage unit, and give away the rest. I moved in April when I sold my place. I thought this would be easy...



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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:53 pm

Hi. I’m currently in Philadelphia having breakfast at a sweet historic hotel. Weather is shit. 40F and rain. In town for a wedding.

I moved out of apartment last Wednesday and flew to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a few days of spa treatments, shopping.’food, and touring.

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:04 pm

I did sell several items, and gave away more.
Some regrets.
Big thing now is how to sell my car?

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:19 pm

I may be too old for this shit (being homeless and unemployed).

My left knee is swollen and painful, I have digestive-related issues, and I'm tired.

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Re: Six months

Postby Lost Soul » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:45 am

Why would you sell your car? I thought you were going on a road trip.
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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:52 am

The Spa in Santa Fe didn't work? That does not bode well. Perhaps a dude ranch in southern Arizona would make you right.

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Re: Six months

Postby andybox » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:42 am

Chip_Oatley wrote:I may be too old for this shit (being homeless and unemployed).

My left knee is swollen and painful, I have digestive-related issues, and I'm tired.

Never too old for this shit. Go grab life by the balls, i'll met you in vanuatu.

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Re: Six months

Postby Lulu » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:36 am

We're stewbies, we never grow old.

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Re: Six months

Postby Chip_Oatley » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:07 pm

rider5 wrote:The Spa in Santa Fe didn't work? That does not bode well. Perhaps a dude ranch in southern Arizona would make you right.


I was only there for a few hours--shiatsu, some head/neck thing, and a hot pool soak.

Now I am in Morro Bay.

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Re: Six months

Postby veronica_inheels » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Lulu wrote:We're stewbies, we never grow old.


age is just a number.

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Re: Six months

Postby rider5 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:10 am

Chip_Oatley wrote:
rider5 wrote:The Spa in Santa Fe didn't work? That does not bode well. Perhaps a dude ranch in southern Arizona would make you right.


I was only there for a few hours--shiatsu, some head/neck thing, and a hot pool soak.

Now I am in Morro Bay.


You're all over the place! Sounds like a good time.

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