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Old 09-12-2007, 04:35 AM   #1
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Maybe a stupid question but if you are a full time RVer how do you handle your mail? I can understand if it is all mailed to a family member but if you don't do that how do you receive mail?
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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Good question! We were gone just two weeks and when we got back we had an arm load of mail to go through. We stopped our mail delivery by filling out a form and giving it to the Post Office and then when we got back we went in and picked up our mail and resumed delivery. However, that does not solve the problem for extended trips and the fact you may need to get your mail somehow.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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Escapees offers mail forwarding in the US:

http://www.escapees.com/MailForwardingService.asp

I don't know if they offer Canadian service.

Great question!
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That was an interesting read Marco. I am sure we must have some sort of service here in Canada. The folks that parked next to us when we had a seasonal site here in Ontario had some sort of mail service because once a week he used to go pick it up. In the winter they stayed in Texas. I know these people lived in the RV for at least three years.

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Old 09-13-2007, 01:56 AM   #5
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We usually get a neighbor to get our mail for us. We would call them once and a while to check in. If there was something important, we would ask them to open it for us.

Having the mail stopped at the post office is ok but it doesn't stop all the flier, junk mail, papers etc. They tend to build up quicker than the mail and makes your house look more like there's no one home.

My father put a mail slot on his front door and took down his mail box. Now the postal carrier has to put the mail through the door. That way, no one knows if the mail was picked up or not. He also made a wooden box to put on the front porch. He made a sign that said, "Flier and Paper". For a while, the people delivering the junk would put it in the box. From time to time, a new deliver would come and leave them on the front step.
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Good ideas and comments but what if you have no fixed address??

Do you have it all sent to a post box?

Do you have it collected weekly by a friend or family member and forward it to you at your current location?
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There are quite a few services that offer mail forwarding service for RV'ers, and even bill paying. You could also have your income checks deposited directly to your bank account, then pay bills online.

If you know where you are going, you can ask your local post office to forward your mail to Your Name, General Delivery, Town State Zip
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We usually go to FL from late Dec to late March. The first couple of years we did like others - had the PO hold. Then we started using that mail service offered by the PO to forward to us. If don't know all the particulars, by my wife pays for these boxes in advance and the PO forwards every two weeks or so. We had it sent to a friends home, but this year we are going to try and have it sent to the State Park where we will be staying. Again, my wife has checked which ones allow it to happen - we'll see!!! Ron
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If you know what town you'll be in, you can forward your mail to "General Delivery", Town Name, State, Zip. Then you pick it up at the local post office.
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