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> Encore / Thousand Trails, Despite bad reviews of management, still looks a good deal?
danbergert
post Jun 30 2013, 02:27 PM
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I ended up in a Thousand Trails park for one night in Red Rocks area Arizona, and received all the promotional materials, I can't help but think it looks like a good deal.

If I am reading it right, $525 for first 30 nights of camping, and each additional night is $3. Just have to move every two weeks, and spend a week outside of the system between the two week stints, which is my normal travel pattern anyway.

Using 30 nights works out to $17.50 a night and gets cheaper per night the more it is used, the way I read it. So:

Nights per year $ per Night
30 $17.50
40 $13.88
50 $11.70
60 $10.25
70 $9.21
80 $8.44
90 $7.83
120 $6.63
180 $5.42

I travel for 3 months a year, so with the week long exclusions I could end up spending 60 nights in an encore park for $10.25 a night with full hookups and it seems usually a pool.

I've stayed in parks with poor service and customer relations for alot more than that.

Can anyone comment on experience with the basic value of Encore / Thousand trails?

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pianotuna
post Jul 1 2013, 02:36 PM
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Hi,

It works, sorta kinda, but divesting yourself of the membership can be a royal pain.



Further I can stay here $12 to free quite often for free with power and water laid on.


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