After our travels in San Antonio, Texas, we drove to Livingston where we changed our mailing address and residency. Most full-timers switch their residency to Texas (due to the low income tax) and join a full-time RV-er’s group called, Escapees. They walked us through the process of changing our residency to Texas when we stayed at their headquarters in a private campground called, Escapees Rainbow’s End. We stayed at this campground for over two weeks, which is the longest we have stayed at one place since we began traveling.
We spent our time researching everything that would be necessary to change our residency so that it would not be a nightmare when we actually attempted to do it. As it turns out, it was really quite simple and only took us one day that went something like this: First, we got our truck inspected, then we took these inspection papers to the Tax Office to register our truck, then we went to the DMV to update our driver’s license but they didn’t like that Lora’s name was not on the truck registration and so they sent us back to the Tax Office. From there, we went back to the DMV to finish our drivers license and – voila – we became residents of Texas!
It was incredibly nice to be able to work on things other than our work that we can’t do when we are on the road, and so we enjoyed our relaxing stay in Livingston. To be honest, we do not know what we will be doing in the next few weeks or where we will be – which makes the adventure that much more of an adventure – however, we do have several exciting ideas for the next few steps in our journey. If you’d like to find our what they are, stay tune for our update next week!
Escapees Rainbow’s End Private Campground
4 out of 5 stars
This is the Escapees Headquarters where a lot of full-time RV-er’s come to change their residency to Texas. They have a mailing office, several clubhouses, a care center, and a small store. It is not the most inexpensive campground we’ve been to, but they do offer full hookups, showers, and laundry.
- Google Fi (combination of US cellar, T-mobile, and Sprint): 3 bars of LTE
- Verizon: 3 LTE bars
- high was in the 80’s
- low was in the 40’s
Time of Year
Beginning/Middle of February, 2017
Recommended Places To See & Things To Do
- Go walking, swimming (the pool is open in the summer), play pool, or take part in the daily activities that the campground offers.
- There isn’t really anything to do in Livingston and there isn’t anything near it that is very interesting.