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 Post subject: Mail Forwarding
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:09 pm 
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We are not full timers but sometimes we are gone months at a time. We are never in one place more than a couple weeks so how can I get my mail from home.
The PO will only hold your mail for 30 days. I sometimes have my grandson pickup our mail from the mailbox and dump it in the house.
Is there a way to have all your mail forward someplace where you can call them and tell them where you are so they can send the latest batch of mail?

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 Post subject: Re: Mail Forwarding
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:05 pm 
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There are monthly paid services out there for this. A Google search for "Mail Forwarding Service" brings up a number of options:

https://www.goodsammailservice.com/
https://travelingmailbox.com/
https://www.escapees.com/support/mail-service
https://www.anytimemailbox.com/

They will vary in monthly fees and options provided.

This link summarizes a bunch of services:
http://www.doityourselfrv.com/rv-mail-f ... g-options/

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 Post subject: Re: Mail Forwarding
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:38 pm 
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Thx slinger, I did find Escapees but it was $100-$135 annually. I'll check out the others.

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 Post subject: Re: Mail Forwarding
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Post-Net in Anthem (AZ) gets all our mail. We email our destination's address if we want it sent. We pay the rent on a small box all year, & just stop by during the winter months. This is well worth the cost, for us !

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:50 am 
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I fill out a Post Office yellow hold mail form and check the box will pick up mail. I have been gone for 7-8 months and will stop by and collect my mail or even put someone else name (Dad) on the form so they can pick it up. When the mail is picked up I just request that they continue to hold the mail. I have done this for the last 5 years and never a problem. Yes the form says that mail will only be held for 30 days. It may be that because I live in a smaller town (28,000) the Post Office works with me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:21 am 
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I have someone to pickup my mail. I just need someone to mail it to me when I am on the road. I have items I order online that I need to get while on the road and other important mail. I can't always rely on family to go to my house to pickup my mail and sort thru what I need and mail the important stuff to me. I don't want to have mail shipped to me on the road to only receive after I have left there 2 days early.
I guess what I am looking for is have my mail forward to a business and they trash the junk mail which is 90% of all my mail and ship the 1st class mail right aways.

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15 Ram 2500 4X4 C/cab 6.7 Diesel, Std Bed, B&W 16K Hitch,
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:57 pm 
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I have my mail forwarded to my son's house. He actually looks at it to see if there's anything that has any value, doesn't happen very often these days.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:20 am 
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I'm not sure if the PO will forward my mail for 5-6 months. I'll check it out.

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15 Ram 2500 4X4 C/cab 6.7 Diesel, Std Bed, B&W 16K Hitch,
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:22 pm 
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Earl, we have in the past did mail forwarding to our son's house. The post office will do that for up to one year. Do not, do not go to the USPS web site and request to have your mail forwarded. They will screw it all up. Work with your local carrier and the office that the carrier works out of. I get a mail forwarding packet from the USPS office, fill it out and write in the local post office address so it goes directly to them. You should also talk to your carrier and let them know what your plans are. Sometimes we arrive home early and the carrier sees this and our mail is in our box the next day. Jerry

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:57 am 
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Well time is running out, getting ready to leave with the trailer on a 5 month journey. I don't want to rely on any family members picking up our mail every 2 weeks (mail box is full of junk mail after 2 weeks). Sometimes doors door get relocked when they leave and can't be counted on to be here to check my mail. None of my kids live close enough so its not easy for them. Tried this setup last year and came home to dead battery in car and some doors left unlocked.
I need a place for my mail to be forward to be held until I call and ask for certain pieces of mail to be forward to what ever RV park I am in the USA at the time. Won't be anywhere for more than a couple weeks at a time. 95% of my mail is junk mail so I don't want any of that forward to me.
Anyone got any suggestions what service to use for 5 months?

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15 Ram 2500 4X4 C/cab 6.7 Diesel, Std Bed, B&W 16K Hitch,
2 Honda EU2000i, TST07SE TPMS, Titan Disc Brakes, Dish Sat, Visio 48" TV, M/R SRE4000 3 X-members, HD Shackles, Carlisle Tires.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:46 pm 
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I just checked with Good Sam Mail forwarding service. They cost $163 to start up for the 1st year of service plus you have to pay for the postage to have your mail forward to you.
Makes me think I could just forward all my mail to my sons house for free and he can mail what's important to me. He has his own business so he creates his own postage and is at different carriers almost everyday. I see a gift card in the making : )

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15 Ram 2500 4X4 C/cab 6.7 Diesel, Std Bed, B&W 16K Hitch,
2 Honda EU2000i, TST07SE TPMS, Titan Disc Brakes, Dish Sat, Visio 48" TV, M/R SRE4000 3 X-members, HD Shackles, Carlisle Tires.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:41 pm 
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I use a service out ou Quartzsite, AZ called BCM Mail and Ship. It's all done over the internet. You pay them a yearly fee ($60?) plus $1.25 to scan mail, or you can have them send you the mail, or shred the mail. Been using them for 6 moths and am very happy.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:48 am 
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I don't need any scans or email copies of my mail. I need my truck registration, credit cards, membership cards etc mail to me in RV Park USA.
Out of that 10lb bag of junk mail I just need a few items.
My oldest son said he would check my mail box every 2 weeks for the next 5 months and mail me whatever I need. So we are good to go. thx
If we were full timers I would go with some mail handling service.
One thing I was curious about was RVmail in Florida gives you a virtual mail box or street address. Does that mean I can switch my auto insurance, truck and trailer registration over to Florida.
My truck registration in AZ is about $1000 a year, Florida would be a lot cheaper?

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15 Ram 2500 4X4 C/cab 6.7 Diesel, Std Bed, B&W 16K Hitch,
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Vehicle registration $1k?
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One of my vehicles was $1300 in Arizona, based on value of vehicle, it reduces about 10% a year.

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