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Old 07-19-2016, 06:33 PM   #15
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I am confused. You are a "new member" but you list over 4,000 posts?

If you are a resident of Washington now, you will have to pay the sales tax and the license fees for your trailer that you purchased in Utah. If you saved $8K on the price you will pay most of that back in taxes.

The Classic is a magnificent trailer. I think you will be happy with it.
Because I am a resident of Washington I will have to pay sales tax. Because I am a resident of Washington, I would have to pay more sales tax if I bought my motorhome (not a trailer) here in Washington, because the price is $8000 dollars higher. That's roughly $700 more tax. I think you are seriously confused about what happening in this thread. So now I'm up to $8700 ahead.

I think you should take a deep breath and read the whole thread again.

I thought posting this information on my original thread would provide some interest and continuity. Apparently it was also confusing to some.

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Old 07-19-2016, 06:49 PM   #16
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To the left is your house I presume. It seems to have an area that is relatively flat to the left of the garage in front of the house in front of the concrete wall. I think it would make more sense to park it there. May not look the best, but in my opinion a whole lot easier than tackling that slope. The other thought would be if you could pull in forward and then drive you TV around the shop. That way you are backing out down the slope rather than up it. I find that if I do that it is a whole lot easier. I sometimes will drive forward and park my car in the garage and drop the trailer behind on the drive. Then its a lot easier getting out than backing the trailer into its parking spot next to the garage.
When we first moved here, we parked the trailer in the part of the driveway intended for visitors that I believe is what you are mentioning. It took about 6-8 separate maneuvers to get it in place and nearly as many to get it out. That was because the trailer, ProPride hitch and truck together were ~60 feet long. Also as I mentioned in another post here, although an Airstream is pretty to some, it does not present the view of home that we desired. Even if I liked it there (which I didn't), I only get one vote; susan gets 2. She says it was in the wedding vows in fine print.

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Old 07-19-2016, 07:05 PM   #17
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We've been kicking around the idea of selling the 'Stream for a motorhome. Maybe when the crumbsnatchers are a little older...

Airstream or not, you'll still be posting here at the forums, right?
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:53 PM   #18
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We've been kicking around the idea of selling the 'Stream for a motorhome. Maybe when the crumbsnatchers are a little older...

Airstream or not, you'll still be posting here at the forums, right?
Yeh, I wouldn't miss it. I have made too many friends and met too many good people, you included, to want to abandon this place. Our motorhome is a Thor after all. As are so many RVs on the road now ,especially since they recently bought Jayco. My ideal RV would be an off road, but very comfortable Motorhome. So I guess I'll keep buying lottery tickets.

This will be an interesting experience for us.

We have 3 crumbsnatchers that go with us, but ours greatly prefer fish and poultry crumbs. However for some strange reason Tiger likes whole grain bread.

I'll be sure to post some of our experiences of the pros and cons of the two types of RVs.

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thanks OTRA, I never even looked at the date. I was thrown by the title of the thread. Makes more sense now.
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I think you should take a deep breath and read the whole thread again.

I thought posting this information on my original thread would provide some interest and continuity. Apparently it was also confusing to some.

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Yes, I did miss the continuity of this thread, as did some others by your admittance. My problem was not noticing the date on post #1. If you got the same motorhome for $8K less than that is a great deal. Congratulations. I have heard others talk about buying "out of state" and saving lots of money only to learn that they have to pay the sales tax when they return to the state. That was the point I was making.

Welcome to Washington, it isn't a bad place at all.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:24 PM   #21
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Yes, I did miss the continuity of this thread, as did some others by your admittance. My problem was not noticing the date on post #1. If you got the same motorhome for $8K less than that is a great deal. Congratulations. I have heard others talk about buying "out of state" and saving lots of money only to learn that they have to pay the sales tax when they return to the state. That was the point I was making.

Welcome to Washington, it isn't a bad place at all.
Actually it's "welcome back to Washington". I was born in Seattle and lived in western Washington until about 10 days after my 50th birthday. (even while in the Navy, I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Is) My wife and I worked in the same profession and both transferred to the Denver area. I retired in 2004 and she retired in January, 2015. We then escaped back here. I'm very glad to be home.

I believe that many years ago, one could go to Portland and buy a car and bring it back to Washington without paying sales tax, but then sales tax was much lower. I think I remember a whole lot of moaning when they put a stop to that. Colorado has both sales and income tax, but the property taxes are much lower than here. I'd guess they're about 25% of what they are in Washington. But at least Colorado has found ways to fund education.

I can remember when I was very young, Washington had tax tokens (made of plastic and before that aluminum). They were worth 1/3 of a cent. I believe that was the tax on a dollar. All this is subject to a old and well worn memory.



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Hi, Ken glad that you are going to hang around here; Post some pictures of your new motorhome and tell us all about it. Your cats should be happy too.
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I too am glad you will be staying with us here on the airforums Ken.
I really enjoyed your house hunt there in the islands.
So much so that I drove up that way last summer to have a look for myself.
Even stayed a while on Whidbey Island to visit with old sailboat cruising friends.

That truly is a beautiful part of the country. I'll be back, possibly for longer next time.
Would like to hear more about your settling in process there.
Also the comparison of trailer to motorhome will be of interest.

Cheers Richard
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