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Old 08-28-2019, 01:36 PM   #21
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The only trouble with year rounding in PHX or TUS is that at 100+ degrees in the summer, the Casita A/C is barely able to keep up. At higher elevations where the summers are pleasant, the sub freezing temps in the winter will get your plumbing. If you found a job that would permit living in both places in the appropriate seasons, that would be perfect.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:50 PM   #22
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The only trouble with year rounding in PHX or TUS is that at 100+ degrees in the summer, the Casita A/C is barely able to keep up. At higher elevations where the summers are pleasant, the sub freezing temps in the winter will get your plumbing. If you found a job that would permit living in both places in the appropriate seasons, that would be perfect.
As someone who spent 6 years in Tucson, I agree with the above. Phoenix, where it is even more congested, is supposed to be even hotter. The issue with the "dry" climate is that during the summer with the hottest temps, the monsoons come in and the humidity soars with night time temperatures being above 80 degrees even out in the county without asphalt/cement in the area. September in an RV was unbearable for us through about January which was pleasant. We moved into a mobile home shortly after arriving there in September, within 2 weeks actually! A/C doesn't work as well in dry climates either, thus the reason many previously used "swamp" coolers. When it is 114 degrees outside, "dry" means nothing.
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:15 PM   #23
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It was great for our trip through the southwest during September and October.
The week before we went it was 100* plus, but fall fell and it was great.
SO for two months, at least it will be great/
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:19 PM   #24
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I still haven't figured out what "FT" in the title stands for.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:37 PM   #25
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Old 12-25-2020, 10:06 AM   #26
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I'm going to go to NV for a few months, then go down to AZ. I wont get a job until this CV19 stuff is over, so I guess it doesn't matter where exactly.
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Old 12-25-2020, 08:03 PM   #27
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Should be nice this time of year and no tornadoes to worry about.
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:53 AM   #28
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I find these threads interesting . It echo’s the tales of men
(Hobos ) riding the rails around the US during the great depression and living off the land and government handouts
The whole concept sounded like a great adventure when I was 12 but now for me it holds absolutely no appeal .
Being near our family returns far more to our lives than saving a couple of bucks but to each their own
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:53 PM   #29
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I find these threads interesting . It echoís the tales of men
(Hobos ) riding the rails around the US during the great depression and living off the land and government handouts
The whole concept sounded like a great adventure when I was 12 but now for me it holds absolutely no appeal .
Being near our family returns far more to our lives than saving a couple of bucks but to each their own

Not everyone has family.
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:37 PM   #30
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steve i am old enough to remember those hobos going house to house for handouts. i tell my children my stories and they are nothing like my parents and they look at me like i have a 3rd eye!


Plus they are not interested!! Go figure!


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Old 02-09-2021, 03:39 PM   #31
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i have been to quartzite a couple of times. they tell me its unbearable there temps 120 or so and yes a/c will not work!


with an rv at least if you have the money you can move and move
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Old 05-20-2021, 12:26 AM   #32
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Do RV parks in Nevada and Arizona have cable internet? I am going to be camping out in my Casita for about 2 years in a RV park, but I need a good fast cable internet connection. I wont be working, so it doesn't matter where the RV park is. I had it on the East Coast, but I had to have them install it at the campground for my lot, which freaked out the park owners. I am leaning towards Nevada but Arizona would be good too.
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Old 05-20-2021, 06:49 AM   #33
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I’ve never seen cable internet in a campground. Time to start calling them and discussing if. Since you are focused on long term rentals, they might have something!

Got to question the much earlier comment on buying empty lots, camping on them and later selling them for a profit to create income, not so much here. Friends of mine bought a lot 15 years ago, paid taxes and insurance on it every year. They just sold it for 1/3 LESS than what they paid for it. Add the holding costs over those years and they lost way over half their original investment. Meanwhile a similar investment over those years in an index fund would have been up 3 X plus dividends plus you can sell in less than 10 seconds. Took my friends over one year to sell their lot.

Real estate when it works is great! When it doesn’t work, it’s dreadful.

As someone who has made investments my entire adult life, the one “investment” I discourage is raw land. First it ties up money and you either have to make payments every month, if you tie up a bigger pile of money. Secondly it has recurring costs: taxes and insurance as a minimum. If you want utilities, you have those additional costs. Need water? Drill baby drill! (If you don’t have access to municipal water). Zero income while you are holding it. At least rental property you get income. Not all dirt goes up in value.
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:24 PM   #34
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We're in Smith Valley. It's just great to be able to go to Tahoe for lunch. North to Reno, or south to Yosemite and the whole Eastern Sierra so easily. Death Valley in about three hours. I never get tired of it after living in the Bay Area for 40 years. While driving on 395 and passing near here, in my 20s, on the way to LA from Reno, and back, I always thought it was too quiet for me. Not enough action. Now, that's just how I like it.
I had to laugh as this reminded me of something Ernie Pyle wrote of meeting in North Africa during WWII with some armored troops who manned tanks. As best I recall, his account went something like this:

"Well, after all that training at home in the States, we were guys that definitely wanted to see some action!"

Chimes in a another soldier "Yeah, and now that we've seen some action, we're guys that definitely want to see home!"
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:42 PM   #35
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many RV park 'cable' systems are in fact hooked up to an over-the-air antenna, and a distribution amplifier, especially if the park is rural. no chance of any internet there.

Even if the park is on Comcast or something, they probably have distribution amplifiers to feed all the sites, and their distribution cabling is probably not capable of delivering bidirectional internet to each site, so you would need the cable company to run a dedicated line with a bidirectional amp to your site, and since many RV parks have their site wiring buried, thats going to be quite problematic and require trenching. then, of course, you'll need a cable modem and router in your RV to turn the broadband RF cable into internet.
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Old 06-01-2021, 07:09 AM   #36
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I'm going to go to NV for a few months, then go down to AZ. I wont get a job until this CV19 stuff is over, so I guess it doesn't matter where exactly.
That'll give you time to scope things out.
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