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Jasper44 07-26-2014 03:44 PM

Mail while traveling
We are headed west in a few weeks. We will stay a couple of places long enough to get mail but most don't accept it. Does anyone have experience with a mail forwarding service? Is that the best way to go? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have got most of bills to deal with internet notifications and payments but not all will do that.

RickO 07-26-2014 04:17 PM

I use Escapees mail service and have been very happy with them for seven years now.

If you know you're going to be in a particular town for a few days and have someone to forward your mail to you in can be addressed to you care of "general delivery" to the local post office where you can pick it up.


Robertandkim 07-26-2014 05:02 PM

I'm having my mail forwarded to a local postal/shipping store in my local town. I call them when I'm going to be at a place for awhile. They pack my mail and send to me. Cost is shipping plus $5 processing fee. Some places don't except mail, most do. If they don't you can usually have it sent general delivery to a local post office. Not all post offices except general delivery. Check with the post office or rv park.

BCooke 07-26-2014 06:53 PM

We were mail forwarding for my parents while they were touring the US for 5 years...

TdogKing 07-26-2014 07:09 PM

Find a post office and have it mailed there under " general mail ".

bluepill 07-26-2014 07:23 PM

We have a trusted neighbor at home take our mail from our mailbox. If it looks important, he has our permission to open it, scan it, and e-mail us the file. Works well for us.

Selah 07-26-2014 07:54 PM

We use a mail service in Florida, our "official" domicile. In camp grounds that don't accept mail he have it delivered to the nearest post office via " general delivery. They will hold it for up to 30 days.
If your not full time you can have the post office forward your mail to a trusted friend or relative. They would basically do the same thing, package it up in a USPS envelope and ship it to where ever your are at.

phranc 07-26-2014 08:07 PM

Perhaps this might work for you. Set up the payments you can with auto pay ,maybe you have done this already. Then in addition most banks have a bill pay service, use that to take care of the few bills that can't be handled automatically . For the mail that you need to get , a mail forwarding service will work. you have gotten several suggestions and I will add one more , that would be the UPS Store . They have a nice forwarding service and can ship
you mail to a Post Office , campground or another UPS Store

skigramp 07-27-2014 09:23 PM

The USPS has a premium mail forwarding service. We have used it for the past 5 years

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