For the Holidays, I got a Amazon few gift cards. I will admit that I was an avid Amazon shopper for the past 7 years. Hailing originally from Seattle, Amazon’s home city, I know quite a few people who work there. It’s mighty convenient living in Amazon’s home town especially when they offer same day delivery to your home, since the distribution center was 20-30 minutes from my home at the time.
Now that I’m on the road in our Airstream, it’s a little less convenient, but I honestly find that I don’t need as much without a house and land to maintain. We mostly need food and a few sundries these days, maybe the occasional stocking up on RV supplies. We still buy music, Kindle eBooks, Amazon prime videos, and audio books occasionally.
Many of the RV parks that have long term stay, offer package delivery. Sometimes its free, but most of the time you have to pay for a mail box. We thought about getting a full mail forwarding service, At first I wanted to go with Earth Class Mail, but even their base package was more than what we needed. In the end we went with Traveling Mailbox — online mailbox service which scans letters and only forwards items on request for a small fee. We receive mail by email in the form of a scanned PDF. We’ve only had it for a few months and so far its good.
Due to legal purposes, we still require a “brick & mortar” address also known as a “Domicile Address”, so we listed our address with some good friends of ours while we find options. For our new domicile state, I’ve narrowed it down to three states: Texas, South Dakota and Florida. We of course won’t make the jump until licences and insurances are up for renewal. That deserves its own future post when it happens.
This month we are lucky and staying with a generous friend for the next couple of weeks. This means we can have packages delivered. We of course bought our presents for Christmas and RV supplies, which tend to be cheaper when bought online. There’s also a lot less hassle: no need to battle Christmas shopper traffic and crowds, and we got exactly what we wanted — no “sorry, out of stock” responses.
Speaking of shopping (warning, shameless advert immanent) I decided to create a page with some of my favorite gear while living in an Airstream.