Leaving for AZ This Week

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  1. JohnBrainard

    JohnBrainard New Member

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    I'm heading out on Wednesday and anticipate being there Friday evening or Saturday morning.

    How long is it considered safe to leave the New York plates on my truck?

    If it's any consolation, I'd be tempted to run me off the road too!
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    I'd yank them as soon as I cross the Mississippi and take my chances from there. Get your AZ asap !!

    Congrats on your move, I think you'll find AZ a much more friendly state.
  3. jack404

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    Good luck John , enjoy your new place ,
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    Safe travels and good luck in the new location - just remember, its a dry heat so you're not really as hot as you think you are! ;)
  5. JohnBrainard

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    I hear it's a dry heat in my oven too! :p
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    JohnBrainard New Member

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    That's what I was figuring. I'm counting on the people in Arizona being much friendlier than they are in New York and a lot less liberal! Though, I did see a few Obama stickers out there the last time I visited.... around the time of the 2008 elections.
  7. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    So is an oven!

    At least AZ is an open and concealed state. It seems kinda funny to see some old codger with a six shooter strapped on.

    I was just out in the Barry Goldwater range with a 45 on the hip when a border patrol stopped to chat. No words about the gun at all so it must be an every day thing around here.
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    I so wanna go! If my wife weren't so rooted in her job here I'd be on the "Last Train To Clarksville".
  9. Juker

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    Congratulations on your successful escape!
  10. Insulation Tim

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    We lived there (Phoenix) from '91 to '99. Of the 6 places we lived, I thought it was the best.

    The clue is to make it through one Summer, then you'll be fine. Plan on buying a NEW car battery every 12 months. I laughed when I heard that and sure enough, all of our cars failed after 1 year. And I always bought top of the line batteries.

    Get your car/truck windows tinted as soon as you can. It makes a large difference.

    I found the people to be extremely friendly, as generally they were all from somewhere else as well. It's hard to find a native Arizonian.

    Enjoy the land. I think that Arizona is the only state to have 7 different eco zones in it. Truly a magnificent place. I could be eating breakfast outdoors on my patio in a cotton sweater and drive 2 hours North and go downhill skiing.

    Drink water constantly. You have no concept about how fast you sweat it out, as with the low humidity, you never get clammy.

    One last hint, do NOT register them all at one time. Unless things have changed, AZ basically charges you a sales tax each year based on the vehicle so you don't want them all (we had 4) coming due on the same day.

    You'll never want to go back to NY.

    Good luck.
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  11. fuzebox40

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    New Yok City! Get a rope!

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  12. Ed~

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    There are many reasons to switch your plates... all of them having to do with saving money!

    Registration for your AZ plates would likely be much cheaper than what you are currently paying in NY. You can also opt for a reduced rate 5-year registration!

    On your driver's license as well. My AZ DL expires in 2035...

    Have a safe drive. And yeah... Congrats!
  13. Blackshirts

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    Drivers licenses expire on your 65th birthday. You have to take an eye test and buy a new license every 12 years unless you move, in which case you have to get a new license so it resets. After 65 you have to renew it every 5 years.

    More importantly no matter where you are there is somewhere close by that is extremely cheap to shoot. Whether it be one of the public outdoor ranges that are $7-8 for unlimited bench time or out in the desert for free. If you are an indoor type of guy there are plenty of those around too. I am not into spending that amount of money given the other options mentioned.
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    Wife and I are seriously looking at picking up some decent acreage out in the boonies and just living in a large travel trailer, Arizona is one of the states we are looking at. Gotta stick around long enough for her workmans' comp lawsuit to get settled, then the serious looking starts.
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    Welcome! Here's what you asked,
    http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/azwelcome.asp

    Yes, carry water in your car, even in winter, or what we loosely call winter here. :)
    dons3246, that wouldn't be remarked upon in or out of town. We've had open carry here for 100 years, literally. We are a Constitutional Carry state now, but this link, http://azleg.gov/ ,will give you access to all Arizona Revised Statutes and every aspect of state government.
    Once again, welcome to Free AZ!
  16. Dennis C

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    That's gonna be a long road trip...I hope the weather holds up for you.
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    Got room for an extra passenger? Was stationed in Yuma early 80s. Loved every second.
  18. JohnBrainard

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    I made it, BTW! The weather was fantastic! I got to see a cool thunderstorm in Texas in my rear view mirror as I was driving through. It was pretty cool to see. Also stopped in Texas to eat at a Chick-fil-A! My new favorite place to eat. There are several around where I live in Gilbert... One between work and home.

    I absolutely love it here! I'm not a big fan of living in a crowded environment, but I'm enjoying the convenience of everything and the 20mb/s internet connection is a HUGE improvement over the 3.5mb/s DSL connection I had in New York.

    People are much friendlier here than in the North East by far! Even the gas station attendant was friendly at 7:30 in the morning. Noone's friendly at a gas station at 7:30 in the morning in New York! They're only friendly in New York when it's quitting time.
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    Glad to see you made it safely.
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    Thanks! It was a great trip.... Drove 1,000 miles Wednesday, another 1,000 on Thursday and enjoyed the scenery in the mountains on Friday. There was snow on the ground! Loved it!
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