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Jennifer’s Tips: Manage Mail While RVing

| Updated Oct 1, 2017
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One thing most RVers have in common when hitting the road is how to handle our good ol’ fashioned snail mail.

You know snail mail – mail sent via U.S. Postal Service takes a bit longer to arrive than email, hence the reference to a slow-moving snail.

Our friend, Valerie, offers a great tip for dealing with it.

“I heard Jennifer say something about those darn hold mail cards,” she says. “I wanted to make sure you all know about – as in United States Postal Service.”

Valerie suggests visiting the website and looking in the corner for a link that says “Quick Tools.”

“Almost at the bottom of this list you can select ‘Hold Mail,’” she says.

From there, all you have to do is enter your address and hit the road.

You can even update your ‘hold mail’ status online, making it easy to manage while travelling.

“I think this is a wonderful service, I’ve used it three times so far, I hope you can use it, too,” Valerie notes.

We usually old our mail when we're gone. Like Valerie says, I would fillout a yellow card and drop it off at the post office before going. But being able to do so online is a much more convenient way.

Have a tip or suggestion for the RV lifestyle? You can use the “Leave Voicemail” link at Just click it and then use the built-in microphone on your computer or mobile device to record a message to me. You can do it over as many times as you want, until you are satisfied. And then you just click a button and it comes right to my email inbox.

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Jennifer Wendland

Published on 2017-10-01

Jennifer Wendland travels North America with husband, Mike, in a small Motorhome. She has worked with Mike as a television producer and traveled extensively all over the world. She is a self-described "gym rat," enjoying fitness and exercise wherever she goes. She is a certified Water Aerobics instructor and has taught large group classes in leading health clubs for more than 20 years. She and Mike have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They travel about two weeks out of every month. When not on the road, they live in southeastern Michigan.

2 Responses to “Jennifer’s Tips: Manage Mail While RVing”

October 04, 2017at6:52 am, Sue Rogers said:

I’ve been researching which option would work for my husband and I as we will be traveling for the next six months and cannot decide between the USPS or UPS store. We will be traveling between three states within that time, but we need to receive our mail as the timing runs into the re-applying for my husbands SSI benefits for his disability. They will be mailing paperwork to us through this time period that needs to be filled out and returned to them within a short amount of time. I cannot figure out how to work this so we do not miss any of the paperwork. The Good Sam mail option is too expensive for us right now. Any suggestions would be helpful…Thanks!

October 02, 2017at1:13 am, Rick Olcott said:

The online service is great! Perhaps it is only here in NM, but we have been unable to have our mail held for more than four weeks. On our five-week jaunt to ME and back, we had to have our mail forwarded.

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