View Full Version : Almost Ready To Roll!

07-29-2008, 05:17 PM
OK, finally after many months since the purchase of our RV (Oct of last year) and much preparation it's ready to roll full time and I have a buyer for the home.
All long as this buyer does not die they should be good to go. ;)
They have adequate money to pay my equity and a loan or assumption of my loans should not be a problem
Maybe I will be on the road by 1 Oct?? :rv:
Can't go too far for the first few months as our 3rd grandchild and our daughter's first is due in Feb. But then again the Phoenix area is not too bad to Winter in and that's where our kids live (better them than me!):)

07-29-2008, 08:53 PM
That sounds like too much fun! Don't hurt yourself!!


07-29-2008, 09:04 PM
Good luck, watch out for the crazies, and don't stay in one place to long, the cob webs are tough to get out from underneath.

08-02-2008, 11:16 AM
Ken, truly enjoy yourself and good luck to the birth of the 3rd grandchild, we had our first in January and it truly is a nice feeling. Hope everything goes as planned...

08-02-2008, 11:45 AM
The XYL is now on the other computer looking at camp ground hosting sites.
Of course that will be next spring to host and travel after the child is born.
We will stick around here as there is not much since in leaving now.
Then we may host 3-6 months a year we are thinking.
Keep you busy and helps the budget.

One Country Boy
08-03-2008, 10:45 PM
Glad to hear you finally got a buyer for the house Ken. Hope you and the XYL have a great time full timing. Know that you are also looking forward to the new grandchild. We are expecting a grandchild here as well. A Christmas baby, due December 26th.

(Near Ozark, AL tonight.)

08-04-2008, 08:05 AM
Interesting. Our last grandson was born on Xmas Eve late in the afternoon.
They named him Justin Andrew.
I told them they had it all wrong and that kid's name was Justin Time.
Justin Time for Xmas that is. :bleh:

One Country Boy
08-04-2008, 04:41 PM
Just-in-time for "tax exemption" too !!!! Hi Hi

08-05-2008, 01:49 PM
Things are progressing nicely are we are now in escrow.
We are think TX will be the home state. Central to our travels I am thinking this might also be a good place to winter.
I guess they have yearly inspections of vehicles there and I am not sure how we will handle that. I wonder how you handle that if you are not in the state when it's time to do it?
At least the registrations are cheaper than here in AZ! When we bought the used unit we got tagged for $1330 in fees!.
I am watching those plates close as they must be made of gold :jitter:

08-06-2008, 06:26 PM
Inspection not a problem in Texas, When you return in state, get the inspection. I think you have 72 hours to do so. I keep a copy of out of state fuel purchase as proof of entry date. Registration plates renew without proof of current inspection. You only need proof of insurance filed with registration renewal. No income tax in Texas is also a nice Benefit!

73/ John K3NOQ/Mobile near Hartsel, Co

08-06-2008, 06:42 PM
Yes, I know. It hurt to move from WA where they had not state income tax to AZ.
But when the wife had a chance to get a promo she took it. I think her pay raise was eaten up by the state taxes when we got here. :eek:

08-10-2008, 03:33 PM
My buyer informs me he would like to have the home before the 1st of October and that works for us. We have almost moved everything but the toilet paper into it anyway. Anything else and we will have to be going back and forth to get things!
My tags are up in AZ the end of Oct so we could make a run over to TX and change things around.
It will be a good place for us to base our travels and maybe winter too.
Counting the days now~~:jitter:

08-10-2008, 07:16 PM
Now YOU get to count days!! Such fun!!

In my office I have a calendar that I marked off the days until we went to get the 5th wheel. After about 45 days I noted that each "X" I had marked on it was just a tiny bit larger that the previous "X". Not by design, but by happenstance. It just came out that way.

So make sure your calendar has really big boxes on it. You're gonna need it!

08-11-2008, 03:55 PM
Yes I will.
I did when I finished my 6 years in the Army and counted down to my retirement from DoD as US Civil Service.
I just can't do it yet as we have not established a closing date yet.
I did tell him I wanted it closed by 1 Oct or sooner and he was OK with that.
I can be out of the home he is buying in less than 72 hours and have it cleaned for him.

08-13-2008, 05:32 PM
At least the registrations are cheaper than here in AZ! When we bought the used unit we got tagged for $1330 in fees!.
I am watching those plates close as they must be made of gold :jitter:

Are you sure you got registered in AZ and not in CA. When we bought our used RV new to us we got hit with fees almost the same here in Mexifornia.

I am jealous :mad: that you and your xyl are going to beat me and "She Who Must be Obeyed" in to going full time.

Oh an congrats on the new grand rug rat in advance. ;)

73 de w6pea

08-13-2008, 06:19 PM
Yes I was a little shocked when a 2003 came in that high for fees used last year.
I know CA is more, born and raised there, bailed in '93 and never looked back.:D

08-17-2008, 04:02 PM
NLT closing date is established as 26 Sep 08.
He's put half down so qualifying is not going to be an issue.
The buyer may even close earlier and that's fine with us.
42 days and counting! :D

08-18-2008, 07:58 AM
Got your calendar with the really big squares yet? :)

08-18-2008, 08:21 AM
No not yet.
My wife panicked last night when I told her 42 days and she said "but I have so much to get into the RV yet and so little time to do it.
Sure, I would bet with what we have left in here (and need to stay in the home if you know what I mean) that we could load it all in 2 hours tops.
Are aren't even taking the dishes or silverware and we bought that new and they are already in the RV.

One Country Boy
08-18-2008, 06:29 PM
We just traded 5th wheels again Ken. Took us both a day and a half to move it all over and they were parked door-to-door. You know a woman can pack a lot of goodies in a small space.;)

Jim - WB4QBW

08-18-2008, 06:47 PM
Yes I know.
My wife is the original pack rat!
On this load nothing has gone it that was not wieghed.
I made sure of that.

One Country Boy
08-19-2008, 05:39 AM
That was a good idea. Wish we had been able to do that. Weigh it all I mean. Now that we are back home we need to repack portions of it. Seems you always find a lot of stuff you seem to never use. Then there are winter vs. summer items we swap out. We enjoy it though, looking forward to the next trip.

08-19-2008, 08:27 AM
Yes we always have alot of stuff too.
The problem seems to be that we know we have it, but where is it?

08-19-2008, 09:55 PM
You wouldn't believe how much we have in our rv. For the xyl's business.