Monday, January 30, 2012

When we were in Spokane this past summer, we went by the DMV to get our fifth wheel licensed, since the South Dakota license had expired in May.  We found out that, because the fifth wheel is less than 7 years old, we'd have to pay the difference between the taxes we paid in South Dakota (3%) and what Washington State charges (well over 8%), albeit on a reduced value...which would have ended up costing us over $4,000!!!  Since the fifth wheel wasn't on the road, we decided to forget about registering it in Washington and register it in Arizona, instead (where it's been parked since early 2010).  Arizona has expensive auto registration fees, but the $400+ it cost us to register it here is certainly a far cry from what we'd have paid in Washington!  We'll wait two more years and then register the fifth wheel in Washington, which, at that time, should cost us only around $50, perhaps less.

Bill and Janet Adams came out on the 22nd to install the Winegard Trav'ler satellite TV dish on the roof of our fifth wheel.  I had no idea how long it would take them, but figured they'd be here most of the day.  Well, they arrived at around 10 AM, had the dome off and the Trav'ler installed and up and running by lunch time!  Janet was the one who did all the installation work...Bill acted as the "gofer" getting supplies up to Janet.  Me?  You wouldn't find me anywhere near the roof, let alone on top of it walking around!

The truck box I'd ordered came and Earl installed it.  We then went through all the stuff in the shed deciding what to throw away, what to keep, and what to take with us.  Earl got the two Honda generators that had been sitting in the shed for two summers started and we'll take one with us.  We have decided to pay for one more year here and will probably put the shed up for sale when we return.

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