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Old 09-27-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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What do you do about a mailing address?

what do you do for a mailing address that looks like a residence?
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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We use America's Mailbox in South Dakota. It has a street address followed by what could be construed as an apartment number. It is a known "full-timer" address in South Dakota, just as "Rainbow Lane" is in Texas, but it works fine for full-timing.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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Most UPS stores have mailboxes with real street addresses.
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What state are you using for your domicile? We use Escapees for Texas.

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:27 PM   #5
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:05 AM   #6
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We use Good Sam's mail forwarding service which gives us a street address in Pensacola, FL. We pay $10 per month plus postage whenever we have our mail sent. The apartment like number is referred to a PMB or Private Mail Box that identifies you from everyone using the same address.

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We have been very pleased with a UPS Store PMB for the past two years. A phone call or Email and our stuff is forwarded via UPS, with the delivery in most cases to the RV Park we are 'roosting' in.
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If you need a residential address that is not a "known mail forwarding service" you need to use a friend or family member. If you want to establish residency in a state with tax advantages, then the 3 most often used are Texas, Florida and South Dakota.

I chose South Dakota and use Home as they are based in a tiny town and afforded me the cheapest insurance rates.
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we use My Home Address, Inc out of Emery SD. we chose them because they were more reasonably priced. they only have one fee and they will sort however you ask and send whenever you want. some services fees are based on sorting and frequency of mailing. SD does not have any state income tax, license fees are cheaper, insurance is cheaper, and you only pay a 3% excise tax on new vehicle purchases. we have been using them for almost 5 years and only once did they miss a mailing. they will do all the registration of your vehices. you will have to go to SD to get your drivers license if you are making that your domicile.
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We just sent my parents a care package today..... General delivery or to CG
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:13 PM   #12
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411 North 6 th St. # _ _ _ _ (they will give you a number)
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If you use a small town like Emery then your vehicle insurance will be a little lower.
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We've been using UPS Store in Butte, MT since they were Mailboxes etc.
They will accept packages and forward them as well as put a note on your box with special instructions when mail arrives. They are the best we've ever used.
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Originally Posted by IMPULSE DRIVEN View Post
what do you do for a mailing address that looks like a residence?
I use my dad's home address as my mailing address, which is also where I park a majority of the time, is my "home base", and is the address I use for taxes, insurance, licenses, voting, etc. I was born and raised here, so I had been using this address for 27 years prior to fulltiming, thus I did not have to change anything over.

He just saves all of my mail in a box and I pick it up on my way through. I usually stop by once a week, so it doesn't stack up too much either.

This method works for me as I never travel all that far away, (he's in Maine and so far I've never left New England) so I can be back to pick up important mail in less than a day's travel. It probably wouldn't work if I was say, spending the month in Alaska. Though in that case, I probably would not change my mail address. If something important was expected, I think I'd just ask him to ship it "general delivery" to the post office nearest where I was.
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