After establishing how crucial a domicile address is to the RV lifestyle, let’s discuss how one might choose the best home base. A number of factors should be taken into account when choosing your domicile. The following are some of the most important factors to consider.
Be aware of your state of origin
Keep your home base in your state of origin if you have property that you are leaving behind. This is the most convenient route if mail can continue to be delivered to your property. It is important to note that even if you need to find a mailing service in your state of origin, making your state of domicile your permanent home base may be the logical choice. When you stop travelling or plan to spend substantial time in the same state, this is especially important.
Take a look at mail service options
Mail services operated in the state of their domicile may influence the choice of their domicile state. In the RVing community, several mailing services are popular. A number of these companies offer mail services, including Escapees, Saint Brendan’s Isle, Anytime Mailbox, FMCA, and Dakota Post. In order to decide which you’d like to use or if something else would be better, you will need to consider each’s pros and cons.
Know where you’ll be
If you are going to spend the majority of your time in a state, then you should domicile there. A state where you will return yearly to see your doctor and take care of other annual things. It’s best for some RVers to base themselves in a state where they visit their family frequently. Besides making things easier legally, this also makes getting annual vehicle inspections, jury duty, voting, renewing your driver’s license, and serving jury duty much easier.
Not all states charge income tax. Additionally, state-by-state variations in vehicle taxes are quite common. You might just save yourself some money in the long run by considering these things before choosing your RV home state.