Having a longer rig with a gas truck means I can't always drive in and out of gas stations with ease. Gas stations with RV Islands quickly became favorites because of their stress free nature. This site is meant to be a collection of stress free stops that can accommodate longish rigs with gas engines.

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Know of any good stops? Next time you're on a trip take a picture and email the details so I can add it to the site. rvislands@gmail.com or leave me a comment in the box to the right hand side.


Please, tell everyone you know with a RV about this site.The more users we have adding locations the better the site will be for everyone.

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“How do you get your mail?”



Of all the things that people ask me about full-time RVing the one that tickles me the most is, “How do you get your mail?” 

The reason it tickles me is that most of the time they’ve asked several other questions and I know eventually they will ask this particular question.

If you’re new to traveling you may be wondering the exact same thing. So, here’s the answer.

I use a mail forwarding service.

They receive my mail for me. I had to fill out paperwork giving them legal permission.

They scan the envelopes and email me the scan.

I then decide to have it forwarded to where I am currently, ask them to open, scan the contents and email it to me, or shred it. If I chose for them to scan the contents, I can then choose to have it forwarded to me or shredded.

If I have it forwarded to me the RV park offices will receive it for me. I often use Amazon Prime to order things and have never had a problem getting the items. Either the office ends up with them or sometimes UPS comes right to my RV and knocks on the front door.

It costs anywhere from $10–30 a month depending on the bells and whistle you add to your account.
It’s been the best thing to reduce paper clutter and because they scan things in I have virtual copies of everything I need.

The specific one I use is www.mailboxforwarding.com 

If you use my referral code you will get your first month of service free and I get my next month of service free. Thanks in advance:)

           Just enter your box number, "30162", in the promo code box during checkout.

Sometime people I explain this to say, they don’t trust others with their mail and shredding. I can understand this and started off slowly myself. I’ve been using them for years now and the fact they had me sign certain documents actually put me at ease that they are trying to do everything on the up and up.

The other thing I remember that soothe these kinds of fears is that a lot of businesses already have my information. So, it’s now free to freeze your credit and I do as a precaution, knowing the whole time that when I fill out forms at my doctors office, my bank etc that they often use third party services to shred those documents later as well.

Knowing this during our downsizing to fit into the RV to begin with I took advantage of the office supply stores paid shredding. (Think Office Depot, Office Max, and Staples) This saved me hours of work, during a stressful time, and cost about $1 a pound. The office supply store I went with then outsourced the shredding to Iron Mountain, the same place that shreds for many doctors and hospitals. That office supply store even offer to have to watch them shred it in store, for a little extra per pound. 

I would say that was some of the best spent $13 of my life and made downsizing that much more bearable, (cough) I mean pleasant.