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Subject: RVing & PaperBackSwap & Internet Service
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:07 AM ET
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Does anyone out there belong to PaperBackSwap & also go RVing fulltime or for a couple of monts at a time, if so how do you handle your membership & trades?    I need advice on how to handle my internet service while I'm on the road, which service is the most reliable?

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:40 AM ET
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I don't RV, but I'm curious how you *receive* mail consistently in such a situation! Mailing books out would be a matter of finding the closest available post office, but ...

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 10:21 AM ET
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My b/f's Auntie belongs to the site and does RVing. I will have to ask her for you. Might take a couple days to get an answer.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:49 AM ET
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For email, use an online email account so you can access mail from any computer. For example, Gmail will now check your other email could turn that feature on/off when you travel.

For internet service, many places offer free wi-fi, and you don't need an ISP to access them. A laptop is most convenient for this, but I can see making a desktop work...park the RV close to the building, and stick your wi-fi antenna out the window (you can get models that just plug in a USB port on your PC).

The big question for me would be sending out books - are you taking them with you? Putting your shelf on hold? Leaving someone home who will mail what you call and tell them to send? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 1:57 PM ET
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HI, I was a full time RVer for 15 years, we worked for and belonged to an RV Club, Escapees. They have a wonderful mail service.  Were I still rving, and belonged to PBS her eis what I'd do.  Usually as an RVer you have somewhat of an idea where you will be in a week or two, rather than have my books go to TX to the mail service, I would put in a one time address request to gen. del. podunk whereever.  I did this with vitamins, other things I did via mail.  All my regular mail went to TX, they would then forward to me wherever I told them to send it.  But with the books rather than pay postage from TX, I'd go the gen. del. route. I never once in 15 years had a problem with my mail I kept a book with date I ordered mail and where to, it worked great for me.

Hugs Pat

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 3:54 PM ET
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I have a friend that lives in an RV and he has his Internet thru his phone service. I don't remember which service, but he hooks his computer up to his cell phone somehow, and access the Internet wherever he has phone service.