RV Mail Forwarding Services: 6 Ways to Get Your Mail
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RVs are our home away from home. They do a great job of providing all the basic necessities a living space.
However, living on the road has its fair share of downsides as well. (Remember to sign up for RV road service!) Since you don’t have a permanent address, getting mail is difficult.
Don’t worry though, there is a mail forwarding service to help you out of this fix!
All about RV Mail Forwarding Services
Living on the road means you have no permanent address where people and institutions can send you bills and letters. Many of these things can be fixed with online bill pay, but some things still require old fashioned postal services.
An RV mail forwarding service provides the address where people can reach you. The company collects and compiles all your mail and then sends them to you whenever you want. Once you’re at a location long enough to receive mail, just let them know and they’ll ship out the bundle to you.
Some mail forwarders also offer online mail viewing, scanning, package handling, junk sorting and package handling.
Options Available To You
Almost all RV mailing services offer the basic functions and features of sending and receiving your mail and letters. Listed below are some of the best services in the US that you can check out:
Use a Reference Address
One of the easiest and most obvious solutions to mail forwarding is by adding a family member or a close friend as a reference. You can use them as a mail receiving and forwarding medium, i.e. they receive and send all you letters and bill payments while you’re traveling. However, you have to be in constant contact with this person for the arrangement to work.
Also, the family member or friend must be reliable and considerate enough to respect the privacy of your mails. This technique is not very popular among RVers as most people don’t have the time or the willingness to make that kind of effort.
Escapees RV Club
The Escapees Home Program is a mailing service that uses the “legal” address in either Florida or Texas, depending on which state you’ve stated as your domicile location. Becoming a member of the Escapees RV Club can earn you some special perks and brownie points as well. The services are pretty affordable, costing about $85-$125 annually including the mailing expenses.
A very basic and simple mailing service, the Escapees framework is built to suit the needs of the regular RVers who are traveling from place to place. The company also has a very functional and responsive customer support team, you can post your queries on their FAQs page as well.
Join Mail Forwarding Clubs
Another way of forwarding your mail to people around the country is by becoming a member of any mail forwarding company or club.
For instance, the Good Sam’s Club is a popular and reliable option for residents of North America. The company also has special offers and seasonal discounts in their program to first-time customers and loyal clients.
As a Good Sam’s Club member, you can also save on their Good Sam Mail Service.
In Traveling Mailbox plans, people can send and receive mail anytime anywhere. In this plan, the mailing company accepts mails, scans the address and content of the mail and then converts it into a PDF version before sending it to the destination.
Travelling Mailbox is among the most functional and quickest of mail forwarding services for RVers who are always on the go and require a smart but reliable mailing service. The traveling mailbox also offers data storage facilities where you can store an important mail or letter for future reference.
My RV Mail
My RV Mail is a plan that you can customize according to your requirement and pay for only the services you have ordered. Considered to be the most widely used and adopted RV mailing option, there are several mail packages to choose from. Moreover, you can decide the details of the mail, from the content to the sender and the speed of the delivery- everything online.
After researching the other solutions, it looks like Good Sam Mail service and My RV Mail are effectively the same company with different looks. That means that there is one company that offers services to any business with their name put on it.
St. Brendan’s Isle
When we first got on the road, this was the one we found in Florida. We like how we could setup our mailing address as a PO Box and we’d get emails when we got a package or when it was time to get the mail shipped to us.
We would do some of the scanning features if there was something we were expecting in the mail. This allowed us to wait until the item arrived before requesting to get the mail sent to us.
The Bottom Line
Paying the bills on time, sending letters, and receiving important documents and letters become an exhausting chore for the RVers. In most cases, there are no post offices or mail boxes nearby. It becomes very difficult for them to communicate with the outside world. Thanks to these mail forwarding services though, now you can travel, camp, trek for months without having to worry about mundane things like getting letters and making bill payments.