Moving via RV
July 11, 2012 1:48 AM Subscribe
Help me move from Oregon to NYC Part 2: Moving in a rented RV.
I got good advice a couple weeks ago about apartment hunting.
posted by pseudonick to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This week I am looking for general advice before I confirm my RV rental.
I am considering renting a 30 ft RV from Sept 15 to October 15. My girlfriend and I would pack up the RV with belongings and cats and spend ~12 days getting to NYC. Once in NYC we'll stay at the Liberty Harbor RV park in Jersey City and use that as a base to look for apartments. That should leave about 18 days to look for an apartment.
After all the good advice last week we're looking at apartments in: SW Brooklyn, Inwood/Washington Heights, and Jersey City. Rental budget of ~1625 a month based on annual income divided by 40. We have or soon will have more income than that though and could go up to 2k/month easily if landlords don't need proof in the form of paychecks. We can demonstrate solvency through bank statements and a government clearance.
I welcome any thoughts or criticism of this plan. Organizing the move is a little overwhelming and having you all as a sounding board is very reassuring.
Particularly, are the chances reasonable we can find a place we can move into in the middle of the month? Any more tips on neighborhoods or apartment hunting are welcome too. I'd be commuting to the West Village, 201 Varick Street.