My father uses the local UPS Store just over the border in Washington. They have locations all over and it has worked for him for about 6 years. He just calls them and they forward same or next day as fast as he's willing to pay for.
We plan on going fulltime in June. Trying to locate a legit mail forwarding service. Has anyone used Mail Forwarding Services out of Oregon?
If 'fulltime' means that your RV will now be your domicile then it is important to choose carefully the state and county of the mailbox service that you select.
I am a fulltimer here in WA. I spent this past winter at Travel Inn. During the summer I'll go park-to-park mostly between Travel Inn, Ocean Mist, Diamond Point, and Maple Grove. I'm planning on a mid-summer convoy with seveal freinds to Ponderosa Falls. I might also go to Beachwood - not sure yet. You want a mail forwarding service that is a CMRA. You can read what I posted here and here.
I looked into using a UPS Store but they wanted $99 for 6 months ($198/yr). I found United Package Express (UPX) in Aberdeen, WA. They charge $144/yr with a $5 key deposit. Their service is no frills. You have the choice of a mailbox inside the store (access restricted to store hours) or outside the store (with 24 hour access). I had them put a note on my mailbox telling them to throw away all sales catalogs and circulars. I call them up twice a month and ask if I have mail. When I'm at Travel Inn or Ocean Mist, I grocery shop in Aberdeen. I pass by UPX when I go to either resort. Whether I'm at Diamond Point in Sequim or Maple Grove in Randle - in 14 days I'll be close enough to Aberdeen to drive over to get it. Unlike many mail services that cater to RVers, UPX does not require me to maintain an account balance for mail forwarding postage. If I ask them to forward my mail then they will bill my credit card when they forward it. A local service is perfect for me because 90% of the time I'm RVing in WA, west of the Cascades.
The other reason why I chose UPX is because it is in Grays Harbor County, WA - a no emmisions testing county. It made making a private mailbox my new domicile very easy. UPX (as do all CMRAs) has the USPS forms for permanently forwarding your mail and authorizing them to receive your mail on your behalf.
If you're planning to make your mailbox your domicile just remember that the state that your mailbox service operates in will be the state that you reside in. That means you'll potentially be making a road trip for new drivers license, insurance, vehicle titles registration and tags, vehicle inspections. SD, TX, and FL are popular states for fulltimers to make their domicile.
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I would suggest you take a look at Escapees Mail Service in Livingston, TX. Texas has NO state income taxes. I have seen their mail service first hand and they are a class act. I have been all over the USA and they have NEVER failed me. They even screen your mail and through out all the junk mail you tell them you do not want to see. They are great! Some more information at WWW.ESCAPEES.COM .
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Each UPS Store set their own rates. Some are higher than other. But one in FL has worked for us for $180 annually. They bill us only when I tell them to renew. They ship monthly, which is often enough and charge CC. Change of address is via email.
If they ship to old address accidently, they can track package and ship to correct RV Park. Only happened once in 7 yrs.
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www.myrvmail.com is located in Crestview FL and will assist you with mail forwarding setup. They are very customer oriented. You can view your mail online if you pay extra. They will shred it when you're done reading it and forward what you need to keep.
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We use My Best Address (www.mybestaddress.com) out of Sioux Falls, SD. They will handle all your change of residency paperwork for you (if need be they can take your information over the phone). Larry and his wife run the operation there. They are extremely helpful and will do whatever it takes to make you happy! We have seen their operation, which was well maintained and very clean. Their prices are very competitive too.They have been handling our mail forwarding service for the past year and we have not had any problems.