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  1. BigRedRage

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    based on those tank sizes and MPG, 250 miles per electric charge is definitely a steal. I cannot imagine why solar could not trickle charge as I plan on doing that to a deep cycle battery in the back of my overland truck anyway to power miscellaneous things. Trickle charging is sooooo slow though that posting up for 30 minutes at a super charger may be the best route to go regardless.

    Interesting thought either way! getting rid of the combustion engine, transmission and etc would save you a lot of maintenance costs too! There is already a network of charges all around the interstate highways.
     
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    I am still putting together my trip journal.....I got notes and what not but I am getting it organized. When I am done I will throw it your way.

    To answer your question and throw out some tips:


    1. Best sight seeing place was Crater Lake, OR. It really was not close either, that place is amazing. 2nd Place: Badlands, SD 3rd Place: Redwoods in Humbolt, CA

    2. The best state I visited? Michigan. Loved the Upper Peninsula and Mackinaw City.

    3. Download the app: RoadTrippers Great app.

    4. Learn about all the cool places you can camp out at. RV parks are OK, kinda expensive and packed in. A lot of state parks have RV sites that are less expensive, more spread out, and have all the amenities you want. North Dakota had places where I very well could have been the only human for miles when I camped out there. There are also free camping sites, and BLM land that you can camp at.

    5. Rent before you buy. Make sure you like it.


    So, I was out there for two months, but I was all alone, which was as great as it sounds. I was able to cover a lot of area, and not have to discuss plans and what not. I just went!

    You could take Route 66 trips, check out the Ozarks, Missouri was a very cool state......I could go on. I hope it works out for you and you get to go explore, it is fun!
     
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    Crater Lake was one of our favorite vacations ever. It was so beautiful.
     
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    I got there in the morning and it was snow covered and cloudy. Then the sun rose and the clouds blew away, and .......

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    Good stuff. We will probably rent this year since it appears our planned vacation isn't going to happen. We have started looking at possible retirement locations--we went to Galveston TX last year, probably head to Gulf Shores/Dauphin Island Alabama this year, will rent an RV to get there.
     
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    Yep, we went in March and there was snow on the ground too. It was majestic.
     
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    Are you considering those places due to family or cost of living or something? Those don't seem to be ideal retirement locations to me...
     
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    Weather, cost of living and taxes for the most part.

    Alabama does not tax pensions or social security--they have among the lowest property taxes in the country and when you turn 65 you no longer have to pay state property taxes.

    Texas doesn't have a state income tax so no tax on pension, SS or 401k's--property taxes are high though but it freezes when you are 62 (no more tax hikes from then on).

    Florida and Mississippi are the other 2 states I am considering--all places on the Gulf Coast...both are tax friendly for retirees as well.
     
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