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Old 05-16-2019, 12:36 PM   #1
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What mail-forwarding service?

TL;DR: Looking for the easiest, least frustrating mail-forwarding service that is ALSO good at helping with vehicle registrations.

We chose America's Mailbox, out of South Dakota, because it looked good at first glance (and because SD seemed most friendly to full-timers). Setting up and paying for the actual mail box was not even as easy as it should have been, but then we wanted to title/register a small cargo trailer (the tag was about to expire here in Colorado) and that was when it got annoying. The web site is convoluted when it comes to telling you what you need to send to them. They've had what we DID send for a month, and just today we got an email that we didn't send everything they need, despite my husband calling a month ago and confirming. Frustrating, and we're thinking to make a change, even though we've already paid for a year. We don't have much confidence that they'll be any better with the mail.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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I'll answer part of my own question...apparently America's Mailbox is the only company that helps with vehicle registrations, so it looks like it's going to be faster to just make the trip up there and do it ourselves.

Since we've already paid for a year, we'll just hope they do a good job with the mail.

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:18 PM   #3
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I was under the impression that you always need to handle your own registration. We registered at my parents house in FL, we have to be in FL every two years for a vin check. May be different in South Dakota — have you tried escapees? From what I recall, the best states to register in for full timers are Texas, Florida, and South Dakota all for tax, registration fees, and time requirements to come back to the state.

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I've lived in Florida most of my life and I've never needed a VIN check for a renewal. The Miami-Dade County Tax Collector sends me a bill, I pay it and they send me new stickers or, occasionally, a new plate. Maybe a county thing?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:39 PM   #5
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We have used St Brendan’s Isle in Florida for years and have always had fantastic customer service. I have not used them for vehicle registration, but they do provide this service according to their web pages. You might want to check into them. https://www.sbimailservice.com
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I've been with America's Mailbox about 5 years. They have done multiple registrations for existing and new vehicles over that time. The process is a bit convoluted but if you carefully follow their directions it should go pretty smoothly. I always fill in all of the forms and then send them an email with scans for final approval. Then send in the completed documents with the notarized power of attorney. They sometimes get behind if it is holidays or someone goes on vacation but always get it done.

I also use them for my insurance. Year in and out they beat every one else and I shop all of them I can find to check.

Sorry to hear you had some issues.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:34 PM   #7
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Thanks, everyone.
EdistoBob, I will look up St Brendan's.
GHaynes - they are really nice, but the website could certainly use some editing. We thought we had everything needed, and a call to them seemed to confirm it. It's just the cargo trailer though, so no big deal.

Once we get things set up, I'm sure it will all go more smoothly.
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