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Roy&Lynne

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Posted: 09/22/19 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those who travel around and don't stay put could you give us a short lesson on how to get your mail. I know about agencies that will forward your mail, but how do you find places to have it sent to? I am only really worried about out tax paperwork that only seems to come snail mail.


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We use the goodsam mail service. They will scan and email any documents you request. About once a month, we have them send us everything but junk mail.

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Posted: 09/22/19 12:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But where do you have them send stuff. That's the part I don't get

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Posted: 09/22/19 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is sent to a Campground you are staying at.

You figure out where you will be, then notify them to package it up and send it. Like a one time forwarding until you need your mail again.

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Roy&Lynne wrote:

For those who travel around and don't stay put could you give us a short lesson on how to get your mail. I know about agencies that will forward your mail, but how do you find places to have it sent to? I am only really worried about out tax paperwork that only seems to come snail mail.


As mentioned in an earlier post, I received parcels and mail at a box at the UPS Store.

I usually started by asking the campground office if I could send it there or whether any carriers delivered directly to campsites. If that didn’t work I checked online for a nearby Post Office that accepted General Delivery. Finally I’d check for a UPS Customer Center or UPS Store.

Once I knew how and to where I wanted it sent I’d email my UPS Store and they’d get whatever they had on the way.

I probably most often used USPS General Delivery. One hint. The smaller the Post Office the better. You can get lost in the shuffle at a large P. O. The small town one or two person Office knows everybody. They immediately notice a strange name. As soon as you walk in the door they connect an unfamiliar face with your package.


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Posted: 09/22/19 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks so much Larry, That is what I didn't understand. The only thing I'm concerned about it my tax stuff that generally comes by mail.

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We don't even get "tax stuff" by mail any more - all of it is available on-line to print from our various agencies and institutions (Army retirement, Social Security, annuities, USAA banking, etc.). But, as said, when we want to have mail forwarded (we do get our medications that way), we just call up the Escapees mail service and tell them where to send it. Two days later, it's there.

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we used to have our mail packaged and sent to a campground address if we were going to be at a campground for a week to 10 days. Otherwise we would pick out a small town post office and have our mail package sent General Delivery to that Post office. Believe they will hold it for 2 weeks or might have been 30 days. Just show your id and pick it up. Don't use large city posts offices because they might hold General Delivery mail at the main post office instead of the zip code that you selected.


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Posted: 09/22/19 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We traveled weekly/bi-monthly
We would check with a future CG if they accepted vistors mail
If yes....we would have our mail forwarded to them via USPA Priority (3 day)
If it got there 1st they would hold it

IF NO...then we would check with Local Post Office where we were going and see if they accepted 'General Delivery' (not all branches do)

And if that didn't work.......have it sent to nearest UPS Store.

But we didn't have very much snail mail to deal with....so we only got whatever accumulated over the course of 2-3 months UNLESS we knew something important was being sent.


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I usually have a pretty good idea of where and when I will be at a certain point. I use St. Brendan's Isle out of Green Cove Springs, FL (FL is my "home" state.) I look up a post off in the town I will plan to be at and call or email them the PO address. I get it the 3rd day, General Deliver.. USPO/strett adress/cit/state/zip. Has worked for 10 months for me. Price very reasonable to me. Some campgrounds will accept mail, some won't. I do the same with my mail order medications. Use General Del.. USP0, etc.

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