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Old 02-22-2015, 11:42 PM   #1
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If your motorhome is your only residence

If you are retired, and have no home other than your motorhome, which you are frequently moving around from state to state, can you claim the US as your place of residence, rather than just one state that you have no particular connection to?
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You have to give us some context.. are you talking about for tax purposes?

Most any type of legal/official document then no. You need to declare a specific state of residency.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:33 AM   #3
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Your drivers license and license plate for example. Do I just renew it in whatever state I am in when it expires? If I have no state of residence, why not renew with the federal government? And what if I don't have an address to put on the drivers license? My current address is where I have my motorhome parked tonight.
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You must have a Perm.address! Youroo!!
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:01 AM   #6
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Put down the address to the state capital building of your DL state, or 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington Dc. we use a campground we are members of you can use a relatives address and we have a po box.
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You may want to look into the Escapees. It's an RV Organization out of Texas. They provide you with a permanent address and also have campgrounds in some States.
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Jerry ~

Yeah, you do need to be a resident of a state.

As mentioned Escapees offers mail service as does FMCA. When we full-timed we paid for a Private Mail Box and had them send mail where ever we were. We established all our accounts online with paperless billing. Other than Christmas we received so little USPS mail that we just called for it monthly.

Oh, don't make the mistake we made. . .we established our PMB in a county that required emissions checks every other year. Fortunately, the state kept granting us waivers so we didn't have to return for the test, but it was still a hassle.
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If you are retired, and have no home other than your motorhome, which you are frequently moving around from state to state, can you claim the US as your place of residence, rather than just one state that you have no particular connection to?
You want to get a address or PO box in a State with no personal income tax. Register your MH in that State. You will still have to get a lic for that State and Driver lic. You will still have to appear to get this done after That is mostly just mail in. You need a mail forwarding service to do this. Such as the UPS store or something. Many services out there but look for a State with no tax on the MH yearly.
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I used Passport America out of Crestview, FL for my mail fwd and drivers lic. Also
Escapees ...Never used South Dakota but a lot of full timers do..



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