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Old 03-02-2016, 10:59 PM   #1
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I know I have seen this discussed here but,I can't seem to find it so here goes.Can someone tell me what I should expect to pay for mail forwarding service.The local USPS says 18.65 for enrollment fee plus 18.65 per week and that is for once a week.Does that sound about right.Thank you for your response.Take care and be Safe.
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We used Escapees RV Club Mail Forwarding @$95/year plus postage. We had our mail sent approximately every month. We just send them an email when we want it shipped. Most of the time we had it sent to the nearest small post office via General Delivery. It came in 2-3 days Priority.

Do you get that much mail anymore to have it shipped once a week for $19? Wow! Most everything can be done online now or use AutoPay for your bills.
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When we FTd we paid $125/yr. Service would send it via USPS Priority mail (we paid for the postage) based on our requests. Course we only had mail forwarded every 3 mos. or so because we got rid of almost ALL snail mail

On-line bank, e-billing etc. paperless as much as possible.
Still paperless even now that we are back in a house. If I could just get 'occupant' to go paperless wouldn't even need a maibox

Mail forwarding service was more of a 'legal physical' address for Uncle Sam then it was about snail mail
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:09 AM   #4
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Thanks guys,
I do a lot of auto pay but,I have meds. that I worry about and I Think your right on getting that much mail.Most of it is the DW's flower books and what I call junk mail.For the summer we are just going to have 3 months to have it forwarded as we are workamping in Mayo,Fl. I will just have to think it through and decide whats best.I just know that 18.65 is a lot to pay.Safe Travels Guys.
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If you are going to be in the same place for those three months, have you looked at doing a temporary change of address? Website says you can do this for as short a period as 15 days, or up to a year. Cost is zero after a $1.05 fee.
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We use St. Brendan's Isle. I signed up for the "Pro" option. As soon as mail arrives at the service they send me an email with each piece scanned so I can see who it is from. I have options then to Hold, Shread, Ship, or have them open it and scan what's inside. I usually have them hold the mail I want and have it shipped every so often to which ever campground we are staying at. There are multiple shipping options available depending on how fast you want your mail.

We have been very pleased withe their service.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:51 AM   #7
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wildtoad,
Thank you for your response and you read my mind (which could be dangerous) that is what I did.Safe travels.
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For just 3 months and staying in one place, temporary forwarding is probably the way to go. However, there may be a lesser time limit on some classes of mail (other than 1st class). If you are working there, usually the park will let you receive mail at the park even if guests cannot do so.

We use a simpler solution, which is to temp forward to our daughter's house. Most of it is trivial stuff, but if something does show up she opens it and lets us know. If it's important (rare), she can either scan it and send via internet, or pop it in an envelope and send to us.

No charge for USPS temporary forwarding, except for the $1 fee to set it up online. And you can even change the end date or address online once it starts.
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