RV's anyone??? - page 8

Haven't traveled for almost 7 years. Am contemplating a return. Don't want to do the extensive move every thirteen weeks thing I did in 1990's and am thinking I want to purchase a "Toy Hauler" to... Read More

  1. Visit  IdahoNurse} profile page
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    Quote from RNontheroad
    Noah, I would suggest that you get the book Highway Hypodermics. The author is a full-time RVer travel nurse who home schools her son. (or at least did when the book was written.) It may offer some insight for you. It is also full of good info for the new traveler. I think there is a new edition that was just released in 2007. Best of luck! It is a wonderful lifestyle.
    I have a copy of the 2007 version of Highway Hypodermics and it does have a section on RVs!!! Great book for the beginning travel nurse!
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  3. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR} profile page
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    Hello all,

    Accepted this years assignment today. Going a little farther south than last year. Will be working at Holy Cross in Ft. Lauderdale. Anyone know anything about it? I used to know a couple people who knew people that worked there but that was a few years ago. My 5th wheel trailer is still 500 miles away. It's sort of on the way but not really, trying to decide if I want to go after it and bring it home to pack or just throw all my stuff in the truck and hope it fits and I don't forget anything. My sister-in-law says most everything that I will need is already packed. I am still having a bit of difficulty locating a place to park. I have a spot in Palm Beach Gardens, but that will be quite a ride to work. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to locate something closer to work. If anyone knows of an open spot, please let me know.
  4. Visit  annejrn} profile page
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    Hi!
    Should be a good time to go that far south. Cold here in San Antonio, stood out in 38 degree weather from 430 am to 8am at Best Buy to get a Wii ! What us parents go through for our kids.
    As far as looking for info on hospitals, you may try TravelNurseCentral.com. They list reviews from travelers on diffirent hospitals and travelers opinions. I am going to St.Louis the end of March and already told my recruiter which hospitals I want her to send my resume to. Other good info too. My husband and I are on my first assignment and loving it. We are going to souther Florida next fall, so let us know how you like Holy Cross! Happy Travels!
  5. Visit  gradRN2007} profile page
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    Info on florida for you. Haven't done traveling nursing YET but only 1 yr. under my belt but in a few years i will be there!!!!
    We have a 35' travel trailer and found places on the west coast of florida for $100 a month but in the summer...so plan accordingly...we are going to sell ours but if we don't i plan on parking it there and using it with family over the summer!!
  6. Visit  gradRN2007} profile page
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    maybe try TY park in hollywood and there is a rv park on oakland park blvd in ft. lauderdale..my friend was the chemistry supervisor at holy cross for 30 years. Now he is at Memorial Regional in hollywood with me, only I am in nursing now not lab
    good luck and be safe
  7. Visit  RN Zeke} profile page
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    Ask if there are other travelers at the hospital you may talk with. There may be a wealth of information to be shared. So many others travel in RV's and may share the location of parks, good and not so good ones and help you map your own "travel, locate plan.
  8. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR} profile page
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    Hello all,

    Thanks for keeping this post going. Been here a few weeks now and really enjoy having the RV. Walk in and it feels like home. Will change a few things when I get my own and have been looking. Anyone have an idea on how I can thank my brother and his family for allowing me to use their Toyhauler?

    Work has been good, got some experience with Robotic Surgery and have been doing more off pump CABG than I've done before. It's great getting new experiences. The crew here is very nice and I may stay longer than I initially planned. Don't want to spend the Summer in South Florida though. Weather so far has been nice. Not too many hot days. For me anything over 75 is too hot.

    Other than being very hard to find, the RV Hideaway is a fine place to park. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet secluded area. It is on the approach to Fort Lauderdale airport, so if planes flying overhead bother you maybe you might want to pass. Was able to get the 40 foot toyhauler in place, but if you have something smaller it might be better. No pull throughs here. There are some nice County parks in the area will put my name on the list before I leave in the spring. My daughter likes them with the playground right there.
    Happy New Year
    Rod
  9. Visit  gradRN2007} profile page
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    Hi Rod,
    Glad you got settled and found a place. If you have children with you have you checked out TY park and or Markham park. TY has a water park with slides for next year (unless its closed in the winter) and I see pretty good size campers there. Markhas park has shooting range, bike trails and hiking, and I think a pool now.
    Anyway, good luck at Holycross.
    Robin
  10. Visit  maxinel} profile page
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    Quote from sissy56
    hi, my husband and i have been traveling for a year now and we have had a great time. we live in our 40' diesel pusher and the great thing about is that you can't buy a lot of stuff, there's no room. we get our housing in my hourly wages so that our taxes are paid as income since we don't have a permanent home. i have met other travelers, husband and wife teams that travel together. they just can't work in the same unit. the biggest problem we have encountered is that camping areas are usually full by the time we get an assignment. we got the last monthly site in ft. myers and we have to rent weekly on our next assignment in seattle. if you want to go to an area that has peak seasons, like florida in the winter, it can be difficult to find a camping spot.
    so...am i understanding correctly. if i sell my home before traveling, i will not get the tax benefit of traveling in an rv? i own a home in fla, but it is rented, will this be considered my permanent home or do they go by the address you are using? everyone is so informative on this thread....i love it!!
  11. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR} profile page
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    I am not a tax professional, and try to read all the rules when I complete my taxes using one of the computer tax programs. The last information I had stipulated that you were forced to maintain two households and significant miles were traveled between those locations. If you rent out one of the homes, then I do not believe it can be claimed as a residence. You also will have to claim the income from the rent. One of the things I will be checking out soon, is where to have the main home for the best tax benefits. There are some who say North Dakota, others Texas and some Florida. Don't know the best source. Hope that helped and I encourage you to contact a tax professional.

    Rod
  12. Visit  MerryRN} profile page
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    We have checked into http://www.escapees.com/index2.asp They provide many services for fulltimers. We currently still own our home but have met people who have been happy with this group and became Texas residents.
    MerryRN
  13. Visit  fizz2Nurse} profile page
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    Quote from RNERHOUSESUPOR
    I am not a tax professional, and try to read all the rules when I complete my taxes using one of the computer tax programs. The last information I had stipulated that you were forced to maintain two households and significant miles were traveled between those locations. If you rent out one of the homes, then I do not believe it can be claimed as a residence. You also will have to claim the income from the rent. One of the things I will be checking out soon, is where to have the main home for the best tax benefits. There are some who say North Dakota, others Texas and some Florida. Don't know the best source. Hope that helped and I encourage you to contact a tax professional.

    Rod

    I'm just going from gut feeling here and a few things I've read, but wouldn't Texas be the best state to be from if:

    You're a traveler with:

    1) a permanent tax home in Texas - not just permanent home but tax home
    2) Texas has no state income tax and therefore you'd always pay the least amount of state tax payable
    3) Texas is a compact state - holding a Texas license because it's your permanent home aloows you to work in all the compact states - very convenient
    4) and it's Texas - just like a whole 'nother country


    unfortunately for me - I'm not from Texas, all hat no cattle folks. So move along!
  14. Visit  NurseDianne} profile page
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    HI,
    I haven't posted since Aug 07.
    My husband and I are now traveling and living out of our travel trailer. It's presented some challenges, but the ups are outweighing the downs.
    For tax purposes we had to maintain our home, and have someone living in it, not renting.
    This was not a problem for us since our youngest still lives at home.

    twocents:


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