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Old 09-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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We are going to snowbird in Arizona this winter. We are having a diffficult time deciding on which mail forwarding service to use. We belong to Escapees, Good Sam and FMCA. Right now the Escapees and Good Sam programs seem to be about equal.

Does anyone on this forum use either of these services? What is your experience with the service? Good? Bad? So-so? Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Escapees would be my only choice.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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FMCA would be my choice. But if you are going to sit in one spot, have your mail forwarded to there on a temporary basis.
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FMCA would be my choice. But if you are going to sit in one spot, have your mail forwarded to there on a temporary basis.
I agree, that would be the simplest solution. USPS will forward mail for 90 days (I think). A forwarding service requires a permanent address change-to the service, then they send it to you on your schedule. I really doubt there is significant difference between most of them.
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If your residence, permanent address, is point A and just going to point B for a couple of months, a mail forwarding service is not necessary and a waste of money. Our long term, mid Oct to end of May, residence is Yuma. The rest of the time, including a couple of weeks going and coming, is spent at one location in Washington. USPS forwards our mail and will do this for as long as 6 months without changing our permanent address from Yuma. Private mail forwarding services, such as Escapees, is necessary when you travel to many places throughout the year, staying at one location for a couple of days or a couple of weeks then moving on to a new location.

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