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frater_secessus [laying the groundwork]
lifestyle:hitting_the_road [2019/05/08 12:50] (current)
frater_secessus [laying the groundwork]
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     * move check/​savings/​whatever to [[http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Forum-Money-Matters-Jobs-Banking-Budgeting|a bank or credit union that will meet your future needs]]. ​ Services to consider: free ATM withdrawals nationwide,​((Schwab and Ally do this as a credit for ATM fees at the end of each month)) usable website. ​     * move check/​savings/​whatever to [[http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Forum-Money-Matters-Jobs-Banking-Budgeting|a bank or credit union that will meet your future needs]]. ​ Services to consider: free ATM withdrawals nationwide,​((Schwab and Ally do this as a credit for ATM fees at the end of each month)) usable website. ​
     * shred unnecessary documents, save critical originals, and scan the rest.     * shred unnecessary documents, save critical originals, and scan the rest.
 +    * stop buying (or accepting) physical objects that will not be going on the road with you.
     * start [[lifestyle:​downsizing|selling,​ donating, or discarding nonessential possessions]].     * start [[lifestyle:​downsizing|selling,​ donating, or discarding nonessential possessions]].
     * request that direct mail marketers [[https://​www.consumer.ftc.gov/​articles/​0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email|take your mailing address off their list]]     * request that direct mail marketers [[https://​www.consumer.ftc.gov/​articles/​0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email|take your mailing address off their list]]
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   * research [[lifestyle:​mail_forwarding|mail forwarders]] to find one that meets your criteria. ​ It may be simpler to choose one in your domicile state.   * research [[lifestyle:​mail_forwarding|mail forwarders]] to find one that meets your criteria. ​ It may be simpler to choose one in your domicile state.
   * **make general plans** on where you would like to travel (or stay) in the first year of your RV life.   * **make general plans** on where you would like to travel (or stay) in the first year of your RV life.
 +  * practice "camp cooking"​ (making simple one-pot meals, etc) while still at home.((https://​vandwellerforum.com/​showthread.php?​tid=2681))
 +  * start paying more attention to weather on the news and what it looks like outside. ​ Think about how you would react to that weather in the van.((https://​vandwellerforum.com/​showthread.php?​tid=2681))
 ===== one month out ===== ===== one month out =====
 This section includes items that are best done while you still are in a physical residence. This section includes items that are best done while you still are in a physical residence.
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   * fill out a [[https://​www.usps.com/​manage/​forward.htm|change of address form]] for the post office, pointing to your mail forwarder. ​ Note:  **if you call it a permanent change of address the USPS will sell your new address to junk mailers**. ​ If you mark it a temporary change the USPS will not sell the address, and you can renew the temporary change for another 6 months.((https://​www.businessinsider.com/​opt-out-of-direct-marketing-2013-7))   * fill out a [[https://​www.usps.com/​manage/​forward.htm|change of address form]] for the post office, pointing to your mail forwarder. ​ Note:  **if you call it a permanent change of address the USPS will sell your new address to junk mailers**. ​ If you mark it a temporary change the USPS will not sell the address, and you can renew the temporary change for another 6 months.((https://​www.businessinsider.com/​opt-out-of-direct-marketing-2013-7))
   * change oil   * change oil
-  * check tire pressure, etc as needed for your camper and/or tow vehicle.+  ​* check automatic transmission fluid, if applicable¬†
 +  ​* check tire pressure, etc as needed for your camper and/or tow vehicle.  Remember to check air pressure in the spare, and ensure all the parts of your jack kit are present. ​ ¬†
 +  * while you still have broadband, update your phones/​tablets/​PCs. ​ Update [[communication:​bandwidth_conservation#​navigation_frugality|google offline maps]], etc.
  
 ===== one day out ===== ===== one day out =====
lifestyle/hitting_the_road.1551721904.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/03/04 09:51 by frater_secessus