Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #15
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,238
I have used the USPS weekly shipping now for a few years. I like the fact that the USPS personnel are the only ones handling my mail, and they handle it when I'm in town. Every Wed. it was shipped and when we were in New England it arrived every Fri. When we were in Calif. it arrived every Friday. Now in our case it was temporarily done for longer than a month. When we departed for home we just put a hold on it.

If it is done at the USPS, any subsequent action, so I have been told, has to be one at the USPS. We had one hick-up when a USPS in a rural area did not know what was going on. We wanted it shipped to a different address for a month. (or notified) Our city is about 40,000 and the postmaster gave us her phone number, in case. I called, the USPS we were at talked to her, and all was well.

We received the "Do Not Forward" mail. I think it is a common sense thing. Our USPS personnel new we were not changing our location, but just on temporary travel and would return. Most of the do not forward mail is to assure the sender that they still have your address. In our case, they did, and the mail was "sent" to us.

Happy trails.

We are not full time, and that may make a difference.

Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,440
We are FTers and use a UPS store for our mail. Ot is forwarded once a week or whenever we ask. The only complaint we have had (and it could be a major one) is that we occasionally get mail addressed to someone (a different box number). We wonder if some of our mail disappears into other boxes as well.

Btw $15/wk is $780/yr and is way too expensive!!😱😱

Terry & Alice
2006 Bounder 38L DP
2012 GMC Terrain
firedoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #17
Senior Member
Spinner's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 292
I think the Missing link is if you use UPS store, you have to change your permanent mailing address to the UPS mailbox. That means your drivers license, and all your bills, magazines, memberships, insurance, etc.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Spinner & Gang
2000 MADP ISC350 2003 Jeep Liberty toad
"Working towards the next vacation!"
Spinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #18
Senior Member
jzick's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,193
Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
I think the Missing link is if you use UPS store, you have to change your permanent mailing address to the UPS mailbox. That means your drivers license, and all your bills, magazines, memberships, insurance, etc.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Where you recieve mail does not have to be your driver's license address. If you temporarily forward mail to a different address, nothing else changes. Our driver's license, vehicle registrations, etc. are keyed to our domicile address, not where the mail is being sent while we are on a six month trip. Even then, your mailing address does not have to be your official domicile address.

The original question was how to get mail when on a longer trip. The answer is to use a temporary forward through USPS to some other address, whether a PMB, UPS, a neighbor, girlfriend, or enemy. The other address then does with the mail what you want done.
jzick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #19
Senior Member
Chillbilly's Avatar
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Great Smoky Mountains, TN
Posts: 231
Thanks Gary RVRoamer - That was great help! I went to the link and read the information. This is exactly what I needed.

For others who might need simplification - for temporary mail forwarding, instead of having your mail forwarded, do a temporary change of address. It is designed to be used when you intend to return to your old address and is good for up to 6 months, and then can be extended for another 6 months if needed.

Chillbilly - Maryville, TN - Forest River Rockwood 5th Wheel - Ford F250 - Semper-Fi
Chillbilly is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.