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Old 10-29-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Mail forwarding for snow birds

We're going to be spending the winter in our 34' Limited, we'll be in a few different places and I'm wondering what the snow birds do for mail forwarding, I've talked to the Post Office and am not overly impressed with what they have to offer, does anybody have any suggestions?
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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You can get a Packmail PO box. Your stuff will come to them, and at intervals you specify, they will box it up, and send it to an address you designate (for a nominal fee, of course). Then, when you come home for the Summer, you can just get the mail yourself.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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We rent a box at the UPS store & they forward when we need mail.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:21 PM   #4
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We're going to be spending the winter in our 34' Limited, we'll be in a few different places and I'm wondering what the snow birds do for mail forwarding, I've talked to the Post Office and am not overly impressed with what they have to offer, does anybody have any suggestions?
Hi S and J

Good question, please keep us posted what you end up with.

Is this the offer you are not impressed with? What don't you like about it?

I have never tried it, but doesn't sound too bad to me.

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:47 PM   #5
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Hi S and J

Good question, please keep us posted what you end up with.

Is this the offer you are not impressed with? What don't you like about it?

I have never tried it, but doesn't sound too bad to me.

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Sky,

That is the offer that we're not to happy with, we're going to moving around a lot, not just staying in one place all winter, the Post Office charges the set-up fee everytime you change where you want the mail sent...It would be great if we were staying in one park all winter, but I don't see why we have to pay the set-up fee every time we change where the mail is being forwarded to...
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #6
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That's where the UPS store is cool. Send them a e-mail or call toll-free & they'll do it;
they ARE UPS, after all.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #7
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Escapees Mailservice

If you are an Escapees member (Escapees RV Club the club for all RVers) you can sign up for their mail forwarding service. However, their service is structured for a year's fee plus a $25 postage charge.

We've used them for 5 years now & have never had a problem - also, if you need to check on whether an important piece of mail has arrived, an email or phone call to them lets you know.

Overall, we've been very satisfied with this service. Additionally, the best RV park discounts seem to be available for Escapees members - often up to 50% of "regular." We stopped at an RV park in Meridian ID (west of Boise) last year - the Good Sam rate was $22.50/ Escapees 18.50.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:08 PM   #8
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i use a trusted neighbor. i call her once a week, she reads the return addresses to me and i tell her what to hold/trash/forward as needed. i pay her what the post office charges.

being able to use the internet to check on bills and banking, is priceless.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
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We have been using these folks:

Mail Forwarding Services at St Brendan's Isle

Excellent service at reasonable rates.

Florida domicile if taxes are an issue

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Old 10-31-2008, 09:05 PM   #10
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We have been using these folks:

Mail Forwarding Services at St Brendan's Isle

Excellent service at reasonable rates.

Florida domicile if taxes are an issue

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That looks pretty good, I see that Good Sam has a similar service as well, we will choose one or the other I think.. Can't wait to hit the road soon.
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EarthClassMail.com

This company will scan every piece of mail for you to view online. They can also forward mail for you when you instruct them to.
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