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 7/15/2009 10:54 PM
 

Hi to all you friendly folk,

We travelled America for 6 weeks in 2006 and now we would like to see more so we are coming to America in February 2010 and plan on staying for 6 months our plan is to buy an RV and travel your great country then store it come back to Australia for 6 months then come over again. We would like some advise on the following subjects.

Best state to buy an RV for tax, insurance and registration. Will we have any problems getting any of them as we will not have a perminent America address. If anybody can give us advise on how to go about getting those 3 things and about buying an RV.  We  have purchased  3 books  on buying RV's  but none help foreign visitors.

The RV we have in mind is a motorhome about 30ft and sleep 6.

Can we also get some advise on a good bank to use.

Thanks Barb and Graeme  

 

 

 

 


Cheers from Aussie
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 7/16/2009 6:35 AM
 

Barb, I trust you're aware that the February time frame is right in the middle of our worst winter weather over here. For navigating and driving conditions such as snow and ice, frozen water lines, etc... you may be limited to touring southern states during that time, and in some parts well into March,  Alot of the many many normally available campgrounds in the middle and northern states will be shut down for the winter. With the condition of the economy here in the States right now in such a poor condition, you should be able to find a very reasonable price on a nice motor home. Do you intend to tow a small car for sight seeing or shopping conveniences? Most of us who have done extensive RVing recommend some kind of small vehicle towed behind your motor home, makes runs to the grocery store and interesting places off the beaten path much easier to access.


Neil
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 7/16/2009 9:16 AM
 

Barb, I'd be happy to assist you, but can't seem to make your private messaging work...can you please check into this and enable it?  Thanks....Bob


Bob J. from TX 2014 Newmar Essex 4544 2007 Lexus LX 470 Toad
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 7/16/2009 7:53 PM
 

Hi Bob, Thanks for your reply I have activated private messaging and will appreciated your help.

Barb.


Cheers from Aussie
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 7/16/2009 8:13 PM
 

Hi Neil, Thanks for the advise on the weather and towing a car. Towing a car was  not something we had thought about but it would make good sense.

Barb


Cheers from Aussie
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 7/17/2009 10:45 PM
 

Hey guy's some of you may not have taken us serious when I mentioned a bank, we do not need finance we just want a bank for our money. Some help would be great they tell me all you yanks are help full.


Cheers from Aussie
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 7/18/2009 5:48 AM
 
 Modified By Neil  on 7/18/2009 4:49:28 AM

Hi Barb,

I think in order to make banking as simple as possible, I'd chose a nation wide bank that branch offices can be found in most all states like Bank of America or Wells Fargo, I'm sure there others but those two came to mind the quickest.


Neil
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 7/18/2009 9:21 AM
 

I'm not sure that you really need a bank over here. Do you have credit and/or debit cards like Visa or Master Charge over there that are good anywhwere in the world? When we were fulltimers and traveling all over the country, we just used debit cards from our bank. Never carried much cash and just got cash at Walmarts as we shopped for groceries. You might want to do a search on this BB for "phelangroovy" he came over here from Ireland and toured a couple years ago. He could answer most of you concerns.


Every Day is Saturday funner travelin, Ebs,Donna & Beezer the Beast & Buffy the Bitch
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 7/19/2009 4:08 PM
 

Hi Barb, My wife Jackie and I bought a 35' rv and a pontiac car in Wisconsin in Sept 08 and drove South and then west to California. We had a ball and sold the rig in San Francisco area in late March 09. Many of your questions were the kind of things that we as Irish visitors needed to know also. So if you would like to tap into our experience feel free to contact me by private message. We chose Wells Fargo for banking and found it better and cheaper to use their debit card than our credit cards. The systyms in the US usually require a ZIP code or a social security no. to process almost every transaction on their computers. This causes problems unless you arrange a "street" address in the US before you set off on your travels. People often gave us well meaning, but inaccurate, info before we arrived in America.Understandable really, for as as non nationals the things that US citizens take for granted dont allways apply to visitors. You will love the US experience and will find that RV folk in particular are the friendliest and most helpfull folk anywhere. We wish that we were only starting our trip all over again.

John and Jackie Phelan.........Dublin.... Ireland


John and Jackie P
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 7/19/2009 4:38 PM
 

Hey John...good to hear you're still alive over there.  Still hiring out all that broken-down equipment like you used to?  LOL!  Can't wait to see you back RVing on our shores, but we plan on coming to London and, of course, Irelend next year.  Be sure to keep the Phelan Hotel up and running.......


Bob J. from TX 2014 Newmar Essex 4544 2007 Lexus LX 470 Toad
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