Originally Posted by ndavidking
If one becomes a true Nomad, how do you deal with the such issues as vehicle registration or drivers licensing or things that require a real address?
On previous treks I've gotten mail via general delivery even through Yukon and Alaska but always had a "home" where everything was registered. Is it possible in these modern times to actually become a true nomad and not run afoul of residency laws somewhere?
I'm also planning on living full time in my Roadtrek once I retire in 3 years. So, I've been doing as much research as I can since this past summer. I bought 2 books off of Amazon that were written by full-timers. There are 3 states in particular that most people use for their new "full-time" address. South Dakota is the most commonly used, and Texas and Florida are the other 2 states. The mail forwarding services in these states become your permanent address. Those companies will also help you get set up with insurance, driver's license and registration. In South Dakota, you're only required to camp there one or 2 nights to qualify as a resident. I think there are 3 companies in Rapid City and some in another town that the author of one of the books I bought uses.
The 2 books I bought are: Motorhome & RV Retirement Living by Jerry Minchey and Living the RV Lifestyle by Donna Fisher-Jackson.
I think Donna gave a better description of the mail forwarding services and what they provide.