We are always happy to visit with other RV'ers, some of which are thinking about full-time living on the road. We get questions about our rig, equipment, options, and an assortment of other queries. However, the question we are asked the most is, "what about your mail?" To be honest, in this digital age we are not as dependent on the United States Postal Service as we once were. Just about everything that requires our attention can be taken care of via the internet.
Since we full-time all across the country, it was important that we establish our domicile and create a place for what little mail we do receive to be delivered.
There are a number of companies out there offering mail forwarding services. We researched quite a number of them, spoke with actual customers, and in the end we chose one of the oldest and most reliable. The Escapees Mail Forwarding Service.
The Escapees Mail Forwarding Service enables you to receive your mail, no matter where in North America you travel. When you subscribe, you’ll get a unique mailing address in Texas. You then give that address to anyone who sends you mail or packages by US Postal Service, UPS or FedEx. (They also offer addresses in South Dakota and Florida for legal domicile purposes.)
Escapees receives and holds your mail (including packages, certified, and registered mail) for you. When you’re ready to have your mail forwarded, just call, email, or send them instructions online with where you want them to send it. They'll mail it out to you the next business day. If you’ll be in one place for a while, you can even ask them to forward your mail on a regular schedule.
The following descriptions are from their website. See link below.
Want to know what mail you’ve received? Need help with your account? Just call our toll-free number during business hours, and our in-house staff will assist you. If you want, they can even open a particular item and read it to you over the phone.
With our optional Mail Scanning service, we will scan each envelope as it arrives, and notify you by email when you receive new mail. You can then view the scanned envelopes online and specify whether you want each item forwarded or destroyed. We can even scan the contents for you if you request.
Anytime you want your mail forwarded, just give us the address online, by email, or by phone. We’ll send your mail the next business day by the most economical method, email you the tracking number if there is one, and deduct the cost from your postage deposit account. You can also instruct us to ship your mail on a specific day, or to use Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx if you prefer. The choice is yours.
For even more convenience when you’re in one place for a period of time, you may choose to set up a regular mail-forwarding schedule on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or other basis.
Postage deposit account
When you sign up for the Escapees Mail Forwarding Service, we’ll establish a postage account for you with an initial balance of $50.00. We’ll use money from this account to pay the actual cost of forwarding your mail. You can add funds to your postage account at any time, either online with a credit card or with a phone call to our staff. We will also email you a reminder when the balance in your postage account drops below $25.00.
Mail sorting options
Escapees Mail Forwarding Service offers three categories of mail sorting and forwarding, each at different annual rates:
Online account management
Our online dashboard enables you to easily manage your mail service account at any time. From your dashboard, you can set one-time forwarding instructions, send address changes, and adjust your forwarding schedule. You can also easily view your postage balance and add more funds as needed. Of course, our staff can also help you with any of these tasks by phone.
For more information, click the link here. www.escapees.com/mail-service/how-escapees-mail-forwarding-service-works/