How Do You Get Your Mail When You’re Traveling Full Time in an RV?


How Do You Get Your Mail When You're Traveling Full Time in an RV?

A question we hear a lot from people looking to start full time rving is “How do you get your mail?”. There are really lots of ways you can accomplish this.

You will have to set up your domicile somewhere. This is important because wherever you set up your domicile, you will also need a physical address. You can get a lot of your bills sent as paperless billing. However, you will still need a place for your vehicle tags and stuff like that to be sent.

Friends and Family

Friends and family

This is a great free option, but you will have to make sure that it is someone that you can fully trust. After all, you will be receiving your personal mail there and will be trusting them to forward your mail to you.

We use Forest’s parent’s address. It works for us because if it’s something that looks important, they call us right away and then we tell them what to do with it. Sometimes we will have then open it and tell us what it is. Othertimes we have them mail it to us without opening it.

Mail Forwarding Services

Mail Forwarding Services

A mail forwarding service gives you a physical address that you can send your mail to. They will then forward the mail to you to a location of your choosing.

All U.S. post offices provide free General Delivery mail service where you can have your mail sent to the post office and you can pick it up. Find a USPS in the area you’re visiting and get their general delivery address. Please note that they won’t accept any UPS or FedEx, just regular mail.

Be sure to do your research on the one you decide to use. Everyone is different in their own way. The differences range from what state they are in, how much they cost, features they provide, and general usability.

Escapees RV Club

Membership Exclusive – Yes
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Texas, South Dakota, & Florida
Pricing – Rates

You will have a unique mailing address to use as your domicile in either Texas, South Dakota or Florida. If you would like the online mail viewing option, there is an additional fee.

Travelling Mailbox

Membership Exclusive – No
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Multiple States
Pricing – Rates

This is probably one of the cheaper options I have seen. The Traveling Mailbox has over 25 addresses to select from so you do get quite the selection compared to others.

My RV Mail

Membership Exclusive – Yes
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Florida
Pricing – Rates

They boast that they have plans that are as low as $9 a month. When you check their rates page, they don’t have any that are that low and when you go to sign up, the lowest option it lets you select is a 12-month plan for $144 which equals $12 a month.

St. Brendan’s Isle

Membership Exclusive – No
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Florida
Pricing – Rates

St. Brendan’s Isle has no signup fees or yearly fees. Their packages start at $11.99 a month plus any mailing fees. If you leave your mail there past 30 days, you get charged an additional fee. They have online mail viewing for an extra fee. They also require you to deposit $100.00 every time your account dips below $10.00

US Global Mail

Membership Exclusive – No
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Texas
Pricing – Rates

US Global Mail does not have an account set up fee. They do offer free check deposit and will hold your mail for 180 days (30 days for packages). You also get near real-time notifications with mail images although if you want the mail scanned, there is an additional fee. You also get a permanent US street address.

America’s Mailbox

Membership Exclusive – Yes
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – South Dakota
Pricing – Rates

America’s Mailbox has a $25 start-up fee. Their cheapest plan only allows you to get 7 pieces of mail a year. It averages to be about $12.50 a month. They have a $50 – $100 suggested postage fund, which personally I think is kind of ridiculous since you are only allowed 7 pieces of mail on this plan. They do offer vehicle registration for you for an additional fee, but to take advantage of this, you have to sign a Power of Attorney form.

Mail Link Plus

Membership Exclusive – No
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Nevada 
Pricing – Rates

With Mail Link Plus, you have the ability to view what is in your mailbox online at any given time. From there, you can decide if you want it left in your inbox, thrown away, or sent in the next shipment.

Good Sam Mail Service

Membership Exclusive – No
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Florida
Pricing – Rates

USA 2 Me

Membership Exclusive – No
Online Mail Viewing – Yes
State – Texas
Pricing – Rates

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