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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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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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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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