Few things are more integral to the American psyche than notions of freedom and being able to go wherever you please whenever you wish. American life has always been about crossing frontiers while maintaining a hardy spirit of self-sufficiency. Such is the aura which we like to imagine when we choose to live and travel in RVs. If you are an RVer, your home and vehicle are one in the same, allowing you to pick up and travel like few among the rest of us can.
However, this can have drawbacks as well. For one thing, the lack of a permanent address can make it difficult to send and receive mail. That’s why you’ll want to set up a mail forwarding service which will enable you to do just that while living or traveling in your RV.
Short Versus Long Term
One of the most important factors to take into consideration when planning out how mail forwarding is going to work for you as an RVer is determining how long you plan on being in your RV. Short-term policies are going to be different from long-term ones.
Short-term RV stays are generally considered to be short vacations. By contrast, long-term RV living is typically counted as vacations which take a few weeks or longer, as well as those who choose to live in their RV.
Take the time to review your situation and determine which better describes your state of affairs.
Why You Should Sign on with Professional Services
As tempting as it may be to have your mail handled by friends and family in your absence, it is worth your time and money to open an account with a professional service. There are a few reasons for this, not the least of which being the trustworthiness factor. For as much as you may trust your family and friends, you always want to make sure that vital financial and legal information is handled by trained professionals.
Even if they mean well, family and friends can accidentally lose, misplace, or misidentify mail and thus not give it the immediate attention it deserves. By contrast, when you sign on with a professional service, you can count on all of your mail being scrutinized and handled properly.
When looking into professional mail handling and forwarding services, there are a few things you should look for and expect, including:
- Transparency from those running the service
- Affordable rates
- A good reputation online and with the Better Business Bureau and other bodies
- If they charge extra for mail over a certain volume
- If they accept packages, including medicines
- If they offer mail scanning services
In addition, if they have any extra expertise with or offer any added services for RVers, this will naturally be of interest as well.
Don’t let problems sending or receiving mail get in the way of your RV lifestyle. Take the time to review your options and sign up with a professional mail handling service today.