Wed, 18 Sep 2002
written by Sterling
E-mail is the best way to reach us most of the time; our satellite Internet connection is never out of coverage, unlike the cell phone. So here are our addresses (see if you can figure out whose is whose):
Snail mail is still a possibility as well, despite us being on the move. Here's how it works: Even when you don't have a stationary house, you still need a domicile for governmental purposes, like taxation. For most people their domicile is where they live, but when you live on the road, you can essentially just choose where you want your legal "base" to be. Not surprisingly, most full-time RVers choose to have their domicile someplace with no state income tax, and the two most popular seem to be Texas and South Dakota. We chose the latter, mostly because having Texas plates on our big dual-rear-wheel pick-em-up truck somehow just didn't appeal.
So our truck has South Dakota plates, we're getting South Dakota drivers' licenses, and we have a South Dakota mailing address. Here it is:
It's actually an account with a mail forwarding service that caters to full-time RVers. They collect our mail, and every now and then they stick it all in a big envelope and send it someplace we tell them to, typically General Delivery in some little town we're close to. Then we just drop by the post office there and pick it up. So snail mail will likely take a few weeks to reach us, but reach us it should.
Hope to hear from you!