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osofine
01-04-2008, 04:42 PM
Somewhere in some magazine I read about a forwarding servicing that will sort thru your mail and only send the important stuff. Anyone know which service that is?

osofine
01-04-2008, 05:07 PM
Has anyone used Good Sam's forwarding service?

HamRad
01-04-2008, 05:36 PM
Escapees has such a service.

HamRad

ols1932
01-05-2008, 01:34 AM
Check out the Escapees RV Club Mail Service.

Orv

richfaa
01-05-2008, 04:29 AM
If you are a fulltimer receiving your mail is a whole different story..However..if you are a long timer as we are, That is on the road 6/7 months of the year the post office mail forwarding service CAN work just fine. You really have to understand how it work and the folks at your local post office have to understand how it work and you have to be very careful that you fill out the proper paperwork in the proper manner. We had a mail forwarding nightmare last winter because we collectively messed up. This winter after a learning experience everything is as smooth as silk and it cost nothing. We get our mail in 3 days. Ohio to Florida.

sreigle
01-05-2008, 04:50 AM
Alternative Resources will do that. www.alternativeresources.net .

We chose to NOT have them do that since I don't know anyone who can tell for sure what is truly junk and what I might want. Like maybe I'm looking for a credit card offer for cashback or zero percent. And it goes out as junk. So long as you understand what you're getting, it's fine, though.

Bob & Lee
01-07-2008, 06:57 AM
We have Americas mailbox for 3 years now and really like the service

http://www.americas-mailbox.com/

OntMont
01-07-2008, 07:48 AM
We have a very cooperative local postmistress who pull out the junk and sends us the rest. It probably helps to live in a small town though, and be on good terms with you local post office.

HamRad
01-07-2008, 09:58 AM
John and Donna,

How lucky can you get!? Very few folks are so fortunate. But isn't it nice to have such an arrangement. Small towns can work in your favor!

Dennis and Mary Kay

osofine
01-07-2008, 05:40 PM
Not sure which one I will go with. But America's mailbox sounds interesting and reasonable. I read all the nightmares from the other link and I really got scared. Thanks for the info. I will decide this week and we will out of here and headed south by the weekend.

Rondo
01-07-2008, 06:41 PM
Rich did scare a lot of people when he posted the mail forwarding problem he had last year but as he said in his post he got that all ironed out and it is going good this year! As several have said, if you're from a small town and know your postmaster/mistress or your individual letter carrier, it can be a breeze! If you talk to your letter carrier, in most case, he or she will be happy to work with you and send on your mail. You just have to give him/her some locations where you want it sent and they should send you mail to you as you wish! You do realize, however, that they cannot send bulk rate mail to you unless you pay for that and that can be arranged also by leaving prepaid envelopes for the carrier to send what ever mail is not forwardable. Also remember forwarding of magazines is only good for 90 days or so. If you want them forwarded over the 90 days you'll have to have them put in the prepaid envelopes also! Talk to you letter carrier and see if something can be arranged rather than paying some stranger to forward you mail for you! I speak from experience since I'm a retired letter carrier!!

richfaa
01-08-2008, 01:46 AM
Last year we did have a nightmare with the USPS mail forwarding. The USPS service works perfectly if it is done correctly. First I filled the forms out on line and being a retired federal Employee I should have known better. On a temporary change of address you always need to indicate a stop date. The on line form was "weasel worded " in that area. Adding to the problem was a well meaning substitute mail carrier who mistakenly thought we had moved. Our regular carrier knew better. Go to your local post office and talk to the supervisor who will have the time to insure you fill out the proper forms.It works perfectly if done right, is free and speedy. Note that many magazines can be put on hold while you are wintering or can be viewed on line. My posting last year was a attempt to make folks aware that a mistake can be disastrous and that can be said for any mail forwarding service.

Diamond
01-14-2008, 10:09 AM
We have been using Escapees Mail Service for almost 4 years and would highly recommend. Just last month we finally were able to tour the mail facility at their Escapees headquarters in Livingston, TX and it is very impressive. They get a US Mail semi-truck in every morning full of mail for their clients, and actually sort more mail for the Escapees than the post office does for all of Livingston. Escapees even has their own zip code, they have so many mail service clients. There are 3 different levels of mail sorting, and you decide which level is right for you. They send an email when your mail goes out with address confirmation and cost so you can stay on top of. Can't say enough good things about their service!

rldriver
01-14-2008, 10:58 AM
Ruth & Jack,
What is the mail box zip code for Escapees, I want to see what the change will do for our insurance?

Thnaks in advance,
Dick Driver
hifiverdriver@yahoo.com

quote:Originally posted by Diamond

We have been using Escapees Mail Service for almost 4 years and would highly recommend. Just last month we finally were able to tour the mail facility at their Escapees headquarters in Livingston, TX and it is very impressive. They get a US Mail semi-truck in every morning full of mail for their clients, and actually sort more mail for the Escapees than the post office does for all of Livingston. Escapees even has their own zip code, they have so many mail service clients. There are 3 different levels of mail sorting, and you decide which level is right for you. They send an email when your mail goes out with address confirmation and cost so you can stay on top of. Can't say enough good things about their service!

rldriver
01-14-2008, 11:26 AM
I don't think Good Sam has a forwarding service. I can't find it.

Dick Driver

quote:Originally posted by osofine

Has anyone used Good Sam's forwarding service?

bigmurf
01-14-2008, 11:43 AM
[quote]Originally posted by rldriver

Ruth & Jack,
What is the mail box zip code for Escapees, I want to see what the change will do for our insurance?

Thnaks in advance,
Dick Driver
hifiverdriver@yahoo.com

77399

adelmoll
01-14-2008, 12:18 PM
Escapees is Livingston, TX 77351

Alternative Resources will sort your mail sort your mail and throw the junk if you request it. They have been great for us and you will not find a better insurance rate..

Sioux Falls, SD 57106

boylanag
01-14-2008, 12:47 PM
We have had serious problems with the USPS for several years and finally got a box at our local UPS Store. This gives us an address and not a box number and I call them on a regular basis and they go through the mail with me and send what we want. They send it UPS so we can get it overnight if important and ground service if not needed immediately. They can send it to anywhere. We are very happy with their service.

Redrover98
01-14-2008, 01:01 PM
We have been using www.myrvmail.com for over a year and a half an really like it. They will trash any mail you don't want. You can go to the website and view your mail and call them on an 800 number to have it sent to where ever you want. One option, for two or three dollars a month, allows you to view, trash and have your mail sent online. It is based in Crestview, Florida. There are also various ways to have your mail sent.

Check them out.

JimnJulie
01-15-2008, 01:26 AM
Can't add anything new, but just back-up what every one else is saying. We went on a long trip over this past summer and used the Escapees mail service and it worked like a dream including no junk mail. This winter we are staying in one place and have used the USPS and it is working very well. It just depends upon your individual situation as to what system will be best for you. Good luck and happy trails

pandew
01-26-2008, 12:19 PM
Good Sam mail is www.goodsammail.com. They work out of Pensacola, Fl. We've used them for 2 years and do the job for us

sreigle
01-26-2008, 03:56 PM
Is the Good Sam Mail service the one that used to be known as something like American Homebase? It was in Pensacola, also.

8.1al
02-22-2008, 03:06 AM
Anyone who uses USPS temporary forwarding and has no trouble is extremely lucky, we have been battling it for over 4 years. Mail forwarded to us in care of our SKP mail service is addressed to Escapees, Texas not Livingston. They are supposed to only send mail addressed to MacLeod and we get mail for MacLeod-Torres, some of our mail goes to the old address and some to the new.

richfaa
02-22-2008, 08:47 AM
The USPS temp forwarding does work IF you can find the proper paperwork, fill it out properly and find someone at your local post office or a post office that really knows how to fill out the paperwork. DO NOT do it online. If you move from place to place USPS can be very difficult to make work right. We are in one place this winter and after much homework finding out exactly how to fill out the paperwork we are having no problems at all. We joined up Escapees and will use that mail service if we do not stay in one place all winter.

8.1al
02-22-2008, 04:49 PM
Rich,
We have had the proper paperwork, filled it out properly, even had a postmaster fill it out and the USPS still messed it up. If all of your mail is getting to you then you are fortunate. I think after dealing with them for 4 years I can say their service is pathetic.

5ER
03-12-2008, 06:29 AM
St. Brendan's Isle in Jacksonville Fla does our mail very well. They take out all the junk and only send the important stuff. They can also help you become a Florida resident if you care to.

osofine
03-12-2008, 08:15 AM
I have had my forwarded mail thru USPS returned to sender with "MAIL STOPPED AT RECIPENT'S REQUEST" What???? We are forwarding to our daughter and most of it goes fine. I think. The biller that got the mail stopped notice had our cell number so they called us. Others wouldn't have it, but if they did, they would call our home number which is on vacation mode which gives callers our cell number.
Next year, since we have decided with the cost of fuel we will stay in one place, so we will get a PO box in town and just forward to it. We tried General Delivery but it always involves a long wait in line.