j54mark wrote <edited>
As to some of your other questions, take a look at
Thanks, Mark, for referral to this website. Some good info and food for thought.
Re Width: Since you are intending to go outside the US, I
would definitely stay with the models that are 8' or less in
width. I have pulled an RV in Mexico and you don't want a wide
Sounds right, John. Driven in Mexico (from Brownsville over to Yucatan & down to Belize) several time and I definitely wouldn't want anything very wide at all. I've saw several places where I thought my Jeep Wrangler was too wide!!
Fun-Lovin wrote <edited>:
You will pay sales tax depending on the county of residence.
Your yearly tag will run approx $40 to $50
Cant tell you much on the insurance yet as Ihavent done that.
You can expect to pay approx $35 for all the title fees + what
ever the sales tax is + the tag.
I'm working on a "cost" comparison chart right now, comparing Florida and Texas. It seems from what I've researched so far that either of these states, along the Souther coast, (both without state income tax) would be most favorable to establish official residency. I have family in both states (both elderly parents, so that may not be the case for too many years more...........). So either state's OK by me. I just want the 'cheapest!'
Edie G wrote <edited>:
Re: "Would love the space but wonder if that length might be
Our first AS TT was 27', because Brett didn't feel comfortable
towing anything longer. Less than a year later we traded up to
a 31'. It was a breeze for both of us to tow. The AS trailers are
so low and aerodynamic that you can easily forget they are
back there. That assumes of course that your tow vehicle is
well suited to the task.
This is good to hear! Have driven some large trucks cross-county and towed some 20' length trailers with no problem whatsoever. I love to drive! I think I was an 18wheeler trucker in another previous incarnation! But, was a little hesitant about a trailer as long as 31' Considering the AS aerodynamics/stability AND the definite intent of purchasing the appropriate tow vehicle, I think a 31-footer would workout OK. Thanks, Edie!
thenewkid64 wrote <edited>:
Re: Internet Connection/Communications
Most of the celluar providers offer a base plan with unlimited
nights and weekends. If you plan ahead and get a phone that
can be used to connect to your laptop modem, and the proper
cables, you can surf at dial up speed, but without the per min.
fees. This means you don't have to stand in line to check mail
and can surf if you cannot sleep. Normally nights start at 9:00
PM wherever you are. I am on verizon and the coverage nation
wide has been acceptable.
Glad to get the tip on Verizon. Was wondering about the various providers.
Thanks again to all! Really appreciate the info and tips. "Keep those cards 'n letters comin'!"