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EastPAcamper
Hey to everyone,

Got a call today from "Thousand trails" offering a free stay at one of thier sites. Was wondering if I could get some input from the more experienced people out there. Please all respond , good or bad.
I assume they hit you for a yearly member ship in exchange for a better chance for available sites???? Is it that costly? Or is it like those time shares and you sit through 30 hours of sales pitches and you by just so they shut up...... laugh.gif


Thank you ,

Mike
EastPAcamper
Hello all,

Well after a couple days and no response to this post , I checked into this a little more. So far I found that if you go to the web site, www.1000trails.com, they appear to be affiliated with , Leisure Time, NACO, Mid-Atlantic, ELS Park pass, and Outdoor World.
Is anyone members of these groups ? How does it work? What are the advantages, disadvantages? I am just looking for some input, they are offering free stays and was wondering if I should take advantage of this or is it something to avoid. Any response would be appreciated.

thanks,

Mike unsure.gif
John Blue
Mike,

My take on the park system was very poor on the two parks in FL. Each was an old run down fish camp from the past. We cannot tell about other states, only FL. We did the "three nights free" camping to see what the place was like. First one was north of Orlando. We set in meeting for around 30 mins and received prices all over the map down to what will you pay. We told lady what our total cost was for the past year (we track it) and she told me I was nuts and could not do the numbers right. In the end she told me, yes, the place was an old run down campground but they had plans to fix it up soon. Our campsite was the pits and we told her you need to fool people into thinking the place was nice.

One year later we received papers to tour one down on Peace River (south FL) and they would kick in three nights plus $100.00 in Wal-Mart cards. What a good deal. This place also was the pits. We were parked in a flood zone with mud and no gravel. Sites were on side of a hill and in river bottom. WiFi was good only in office if it was open. No place near campground to buy anything, food, or gas. The sales person told me he was from car sales and had no information about camping systems. This meeting ran around 30 mins with no sale. We picked up the free money plus nights and moved on.

The bottom line, high prices and little return. You pay and you pay. Look in back of FMCA and you will find people who would love to dump the place and run. We also love to pick new places all over the USA to camp in and not stay in ones they have for you. This would get old very fast.

Now I know other people on this board will cut off my head if they are in the system. This is only the way we feel about Thousand Trails other people may like it. I hope this will help.
BBear
I hesitated to answer this post because the info I have is rather old and I don't even know if the 1000 Trails system is the same as we partook in, but I'll give the info any how...we were in Florida about 20 years ago and while staying at a campground in St. Augustine, there was a brochure for another campground that was membership only and you could stay there for 3 nights provided you attend their presentation...in addition to the three nights we received $10.00 in cash, a Coleman full-sized cooler and a portable black & white, am/fm tv/radio.

The campground was beautiful, it sat on the opposite side of the road from where the ocean was, but you could cross over and they had tiki huts and gazebos and such for you to sit and look at the ocean as well as access to the beach. The sites were nice sized and had a lot of vegetation growth and trees to provide a lot of shade. They had a nice large swimming pool and recreation hall and all the people seemed very nice that worked there and whom we met camping there.

How their membership worked was you paid, I believe at that time, if memory serves correctly, $4,000.00 for your membership and that allowed you two weeks a year to stay at that campground and then you could stay at any other campground in their system at that time it was like $8.00 a night, I believe. And, you could also stay at the "home" campground additional nights other than the 2 weeks included in the membership, but you'd have to pay, I believe it was $5.00 a night...but you couldn't stay at any one campground for more than 2 weeks at a time...which made it nice...no seasonals.

We almost bought into the plan, but living 2,000 miles away, we didn't think we'd get the use over the years out of it that would equal the cost we would be paying, so we turned them down and they weren't pushy or anything about when we declined.

I don't know if that's how 1000 Trails operates or not, but you never know unless you give it a shot...it's free camping and you really don't have that much to lose except maybe the 30 minutes of the presentation if it turns out to be not what you're looking for.

Oh and by the way, after 20 years, we still have and use the cooler and portable tv-am/fm radio we got for attending the presentation, LOL!
FrankoG
Just some incite, I recently went on one of those 3 Hr sales things at wagon trails resort. the price was somewhat around 6000, this included unlimited park access to your home park (this is the park where you joined) then you can use I think is was 350 other campgrounds in their network. I no when I was there the name was going to change but not sure if it did yet. At the time it seemed like a great deal but I had no one to critique it or ask questions . I posted it on this site but got no replys. so I went with my fathers teachings if it sounds to good it probably is!
But to be honest the park was very nice. Had a fishing lake, indoor pool and gym. I got called about this resort by entering a sweepstakes at a local mall to win a hummer. LOL


Hope this helps
EastPAcamper
Wow,

Responses good, bad , and middle of the road. LEt me say this , I am not trying to cause trouble for any one here (so don't be "cuttin off anybodies heads...lol) I just wanted opinions from other campers, who have been to these sites/resorts, whatever you want to call them. So far I am leaning towards atleast taking the free camping and enduring a sales pitch , I guess at bare minimum if it is that bad I can just leave after the presentation....lol
I appreciate and thank all those who have responded so far , and hope more can shed more light or even horror stories....lol Hopefully I can return the favor, to those who responded, sometime in the future.


Thanks,

Mike biggrin.gif
tinybluetj
May as well take the free camping.

We went to one of these at another park system once. The 'presentation' lasted 3-4 hours, and they were very rude when we declined. Like when you go into a car dealer and you have to talk to X number of managers before you leave. Finally we just left, at which point they came out to tell us that they could lower the price another $2000. They missed the point that the joint was a dump- a lot of 'seasonals' who lived there year round! We left more quickly after that. dry.gif
Tizzie4
We have Thousand Trails - and it's a good deal for us when we are really traveling. We're full-timers. We have a home park that is not affiliated with TT - they do not have a seasonal spot accommodation in their contracts. But, Thousand Trails is really handy when we travel. The scenario we ran into after purchase was: "You can stay at one park for three weeks, then you have to be *out of the system* for a week before you can camp again in another of their Thousand Trails parks". So, we like to stick around in one place for a month at a time and this sort of cramped our style. I still owe them $4,000 and it's a West Coast membership - i.e., we have memberships to all the Thousand Trail campgrounds in the Western part of the USA and Canada. It has it's drawbacks - so be sure you understand all the packages and prices fluently before comitting yourself to their idea of perfect accommodation. Don't expect these TT parks to be ALL friendly - there's a couple we've ran into that smacked of a little uppity dictatorship.... rolleyes.gif

Have fun deciding. I guess I'd get the same West Coast Membership again if I had my druthers... biggrin.gif

Tizzie
DThomas
For my 2 cents worth: We have many friends who belong to TT near Gloucester Virginia. They all seem very happy with their memberships. That campground is decent but nothing fabulous. It would probably get a 3/4 Woodalls or 6/7 TL Rating if I had to guess. It just seems like a lot of money to us since we like to travel and go to alot of different places, and this would tend to force us to stay at TT to feel like we got our money's worth. So we've never taken them up on the free weekend offer or listened to their talk...but we have been there to visit friends. They all pretty much just go there whenever they want to camp. But TT membership just doesn't seem to fit what we want from our RVing experiences.
campsully
We are Thousand Trails members. We bought in Orlando and really liked the preserve. We probably have not gotten our moneys worth as of yet but do plan on it in the future. We now use the Texas preserves and have enjoyed them as well. So far nothing but a good experience. The facilities are kept up very well. They have alot of activities going on. Great swimming pools and hot tubs.
My advice to anyone thinking of buying a membership. Check out resale first before you go for the sales pitch. I wish I had known that before we bought. Would have saved alot of money.
We are still happy with our purchase.
Jurhee
TTN can be a good deal if the parks are in areas where you travel and if this is the type park you like. I joined, used it a few times but the ones I have used are too rustic and far removed for my taste. I prefer more of a resort setting. Everybody has different needs. I have some good friends that are full-timers and use TTN most of the time. Works for them. One thing to consider is the fee to join. That is very neogiatiable. Some friends got theirs for $1500 because they bought a rig at Lazy Days in Florida. So, when I was thinking about joining, I mentioned this and immediately the price dropped from $7000 to $2000. I tried for several months to sell/give away my membership, but had no takers, so I just did not pay dues this year.
reelmccoys
jurhee I and looking for a Thousand Trails If you still have it and we can work it out we love Orlando. thanks
Jurhee
For some reason I cannot send e-mail this evening, so will reply on the forum-----

Yes, I still have it. Since I did not pay the dues this year, I don't know if it is possible to pay up now or not. I think the dues are about $495/year and would have to be paid. Also, there is a transfer fee--I think that is $750. Don't know if there are any other fees or not. If you are intereted, let me know. I am traveling and won't have access to the information for a couple of weeks, but can check it when I get back home if you want me to. This is for TT/NACO/Leisure Times--nationwide. 14 days in the system and 7 days out. Really a great deal if you are in an area where the parks are---and if you like a rustic setting.

Jurhee



QUOTE(reelmccoys @ Jun 24 2007, 09:39 PM) *

jurhee I and looking for a Thousand Trails If you still have it and we can work it out we love Orlando. thanks
reelmccoys
jurhee We will wait to hear from you and we will work some thing out I an retired amsd enjoy being out also and the lap top helps. I if I had the member number I could check with them on what we need to do Thanks again.
For some reason I cannot send e-mail this evening, so will reply on the forum-----

Yes, I still have it. Since I did not pay the dues this year, I don't know if it is possible to pay up now or not. I think the dues are about $495/year and would have to be paid. Also, there is a transfer fee--I think that is $750. Don't know if there are any other fees or not. If you are intereted, let me know. I am traveling and won't have access to the information for a couple of weeks, but can check it when I get back home if you want me to. This is for TT/NACO/Leisure Times--nationwide. 14 days in the system and 7 days out. Really a great deal if you are in an area where the parks are---and if you like a rustic setting.

Jurhee
sweetiepie
QUOTE(Jurhee @ May 27 2007, 10:40 PM) *

TTN can be a good deal if the parks are in areas where you travel and if this is the type park you like. I joined, used it a few times but the ones I have used are too rustic and far removed for my taste. I prefer more of a resort setting. Everybody has different needs. I have some good friends that are full-timers and use TTN most of the time. Works for them. One thing to consider is the fee to join. That is very neogiatiable. Some friends got theirs for $1500 because they bought a rig at Lazy Days in Florida. So, when I was thinking about joining, I mentioned this and immediately the price dropped from $7000 to $2000. I tried for several months to sell/give away my membership, but had no takers, so I just did not pay dues this year.



If you still have your membership, I would also be interested. We are planning on buying a membership in Florida.
Thanks.
Blackmutt
I'm going to chime in because I went through the membership sales presentation with Colorado River Adventures (CRA) and they offered us the Coast to Coast plan, similar to TT. Absolutely do your research before considering buying any campground membership! The buy in can be a fortune---$6K to $10K for CRA plus you have the yearly "maintenance fee". The salesman gives you the big story about how great the campgrounds are and then they run through the numbers really fast. Some of the sales presentations can be a hard sell so if you lack will power don't even stay for the free weekend. By the time your done it seems like a really good deal. We were smart enough to decline. When I got home and ran the numbers again myself, I'd have to stay within their RV network 30 nights a year for almost 20 years just to break even!

All that being said, my research revealed if you RV full time then a membership does make sense. If you're still working and get out less than a month a year your probably wasting your money.
Jurhee
I had Coast to Coast for a few years--but only because I owned property that had a C2C park affiliated with it so I could get in for the $69/year or what ever the annual cost. I used it, but not a lot. If chosen wisely, some of these deals can be good especially for full-timers. But, you have to know where the parks are and if they fit with your traveling style.

Jurhee

QUOTE(Blackmutt @ Jul 13 2007, 03:33 PM) *

I'm going to chime in because I went through the membership sales presentation with Colorado River Adventures (CRA) and they offered us the Coast to Coast plan, similar to TT. Absolutely do your research before considering buying any campground membership! The buy in can be a fortune---$6K to $10K for CRA plus you have the yearly "maintenance fee". The salesman gives you the big story about how great the campgrounds are and then they run through the numbers really fast. Some of the sales presentations can be a hard sell so if you lack will power don't even stay for the free weekend. By the time your done it seems like a really good deal. We were smart enough to decline. When I got home and ran the numbers again myself, I'd have to stay within their RV network 30 nights a year for almost 20 years just to break even!

All that being said, my research revealed if you RV full time then a membership does make sense. If you're still working and get out less than a month a year your probably wasting your money.
RetardG
Hello guys and gals.

I am new to RVing too. Hence the reason for a gas coach - it's not my final RV yet...

I am not new to the outdoors though. I have camped in tents in the Big Bear area a lot during the summer months to jetski. My favorite campground - Serrano.

I am going today to Wilderness Lake in Menifee, CA for the TT presentation and to do that 4-day free stay. I will not get the membership - I will just go there to validate my free lifetime 3-park membership through the dealer.

I have been to TT campgrounds and so far liked it. But since I really like watersports more than anything else, I would rather have that CRA membership.

I am not sure if this will work but my plan is to get that free lifetime 3-park membership and then turn around and get the RPI option. I do not know if it will work but I sure would pursue it. Anybody pulled something like this yet? Let me know...

I RV mostly to attend national running events that my kids are involved in (USATF and AAU). I mostly dry camp out in the sponsoring school's parking lot.
EastPAcamper
Well , thanks to all who left some input on here, good or bad. We actually went to 2 different companies for free weekends. One was a Coast2coast affiliate and the other Thousand trails, was very nice to listen to sales people bash the competion. Both parks seemes very nice, clean, and friendly. We had full use of all the anemities pools, lodges, etc. One good thing about both of them is niether place was "pushy" or "rude" in anyway when we declined.
The best thing is we got 2 weekends of great weather camping, 40 nights free camping from one park (only good M-Th..), and the other park , a $50 Walmart gift card.
These programs are probally best for people who go alot or are full-timers, but they do offer other things that some people would use alot more than we would.
Thanks agian to all who replied



Mike
Campingdonna
We bought a membership in April because we were told TT had bought
Outdoor world and we would be able to purchase an upgrade as soon as
it came on line. the upgrade would be very inexpensive, much like it
was when the other systems were offered. However, we had better buy
the membership right then, because the price to gain access to
Outdoor World would be substantially more if we waited. Imagine our
surprise and disgust when we were contacted and told to gain access
to Outdoor World, the cost would be #$3995 for us and $2,000 to new
members! I thought being a member was supposed to be a good thing! I
am disgusted and feel like I have been lied to and misled. I wrote to
the CEO on four occasions because "corporate" seemed to have a hard
time getting any answers. The answer in the end, was "no, you have to
pay the $3995."

We have so far visited 3 TT sites. Two have been horrible! Virginia
Landing had a dumpster right next to the bathrooms overflowing with
garbage and was swarming with greenhead flies! The smell was
overwhelming! We packed up and left after one night.

Chestnut Lake in New Jersey does not allow campfires at your site!!???
No activities for the children and their pool was freezing. The
manager said she asked TT for $ to buy at least a solar cover and
says she is turned down every time.

So, now I have to figure out how to dump this membership. If anyone
knows of any good websites to sell this thing on, I would appreciate
it as I have absolutely no interest in being a part of the "thousand
trails family".

Membership for Sale: Cheap! Contact donnahewitt2003@yahoo.net
patandjohn
QUOTE(EastPAcamper @ Apr 11 2007, 06:09 PM) *

Hey to everyone,

Got a call today from "Thousand trails" offering a free stay at one of thier sites. Was wondering if I could get some input from the more experienced people out there. Please all respond , good or bad.
I assume they hit you for a yearly member ship in exchange for a better chance for available sites???? Is it that costly? Or is it like those time shares and you sit through 30 hours of sales pitches and you by just so they shut up...... laugh.gif


Thank you ,

Mike


We have a TT membership and use it constantly. We are full-timers and need to be somewhere all the time, so it makes sense for us. The parks are known as "preserves" and usually have lots of open space and often a lot of wildlife. They are also very child friendly and are very good places for us to take the Grandkids.

We feel we have a good return on our membership cost and get our $500 yearly membership fee back easily by the amount of time we spend in the system. Our membership is for two weeks in a park, and one week out. They have hundreds of different memberships over the years since they have incorporated other systems and taken on those members.

Most parks are gravel roads and parking pads and 30 amp power. They are campgrounds, not RV parks. Depending on where you would use these parks, we can tell you what we thought of specific parks. Some reviews are also posted on this site.
Justcheckin
[quote name='John Blue' date='Apr 15 2007, 10:02 PM' post='6814']
Mike,


One year later we received papers to tour one down on Peace River (south FL) and they would kick in three nights plus $100.00 in Wal-Mart cards. What a good deal. This place also was the pits. We were parked in a flood zone with mud and no gravel. Sites were on side of a hill and in river bottom. WiFi was good only in office if it was open. No place near campground to buy anything, food, or gas. The sales person told me he was from car sales and had no information about camping systems. This meeting ran around 30 mins with no sale. We picked up the free money plus nights and moved on.

John
I stayed at that place in 2004 when it was a KOA. It was trashed by Charlie. 1Ktrails picked it up and is trying to make something put of it. I interviewed there this year for a workamper job and was told we would have to do 14 hours a week and we would get a check for zero $ and a W2 at the end of the year. I have never paid taxes on my site for working. but then what can you expect from a money park.

Chuckm
southwestjudy
We recently joined and bought a used Platumin Plus membership which was much cheaper. Now we are full timers and found out the used membership cannot be sold again as it reverts back to the original very high priced membership, so we shall be at a loss if when we decide to sell it.....In being at a Thousand Trails here in Ca. our very first use of it we found our first park to be entirely in need of an up-date to most of the electric, (people had burnouts of TV) and only one pool is up and running also lots of potholes. Hope the next ones are in better shape.
MS.K
Well, we've been looking at the calender wondering when we are going to take advantage of our offer to get 3 nights free. I will be the one listening to their presentation as my husband would rather eat chalk than to go through that but, I am all for the "free" nights and I have absolutely no problem politely telling them this membership just isnt in our budget. We know several other people that have done these offers at different resorts here in California and they all say it really isnt that bad.
QUEENBEECEO
QUOTE(EastPAcamper @ Apr 11 2007, 08:09 PM) *

Hey to everyone,

Got a call today from "Thousand trails" offering a free stay at one of thier sites. Was wondering if I could get some input from the more experienced people out there. Please all respond , good or bad.
I assume they hit you for a yearly member ship in exchange for a better chance for available sites???? Is it that costly? Or is it like those time shares and you sit through 30 hours of sales pitches and you by just so they shut up...... laugh.gif
Thank you ,

Mike


We were invited to the Forest Lake Preserve in NC. We followed directions on the brochure and got lost. Lost a half days travel. We called to TT for directions and after talking with 3 different staff members, not one of them could tell us how to get there. We were supposed to arrive "sometime Sunday" We still having problems by dark and decided to call and tell them that we would continue in the morning, only to find everyone there had called it a day. We found a Walmart and did the overnite thing. We finally arrived Monday morning at about 11ish
only to be told we "could not stay" "We missed the meeting" we did not know we had. We were told there was no staff to even show us around. We suffer a borage of personal questions on arrival and were truly treated like a piece of meat. It was as if they were sizing us up and found us unworthy. HAAA! after calling the corporate office and found no solution to out situation, we left to spend another nite in walmart lot. This was a 700 mile trip to shop at Walmart. Anyway we enjoyed to travel thru the forests while we were lost. Needless to say, I told them never to call me again. As they say "buyer beware"
Lindsay Richards
We were totally turned off by the high pressure sales tactics. We listened for about 10 minutes and then told the guy I knew he worked on commission and he was wasting his time with us. He relented (we had committed to 90 minutes) said we could go. My wife then asked for our $75 Wal-Mart Gift cards. He was not a happy camper. He started at $17,500 and soon got down to $2,750, if we bought it today. Always a turn off for me. We left after 2 days and didn't bother with the 3 rd day. I was not impressed and I would think that there are many people out there willing to sell you their membership at a steep discount. The campground West of Orlando near I-4 was a below average campground and was very stupidly laid out.
bobbo789
QUOTE(EastPAcamper @ Apr 15 2007, 10:47 AM) *

Hello all,

Well after a couple days and no response to this post , I checked into this a little more. So far I found that if you go to the web site, www.1000trails.com, they appear to be affiliated with , Leisure Time, NACO, Mid-Atlantic, ELS Park pass, and Outdoor World.
Is anyone members of these groups ? How does it work? What are the advantages, disadvantages? I am just looking for some input, they are offering free stays and was wondering if I should take advantage of this or is it something to avoid. Any response would be appreciated.

thanks,

Mike unsure.gif

Wink
We made a deal on a new RV yesterday and they really push TT for free but then start paying dues.They could not believe I would not sign my name to it.I finally ask what part of I don`t want it don`t you under stand.I live in Florida and any thing that is for life with out parole spells timeshare or a bill you have no control over how much it gos up. mad.gif
JENL8N
We just bought a new RV and was offered tt for $500 for the year. We did our research of the campgrounds that we would use and they look great from the reviews, they are mostly outdoor world campgrounds. Campground prices seem to be rising so at this price it would be silly to refuse.
just modernday gypsies
There is no harm in taking the "free" night stays and talking with other memebers. We have had campground memberships since 1981 and even sold them for 6 years in the 80's. We now have Camp Coast to Coast, RPI and the one we use the most is Passport America that you can buy for about $45 a year and is not a membership with dues but 50 per cent off parks. We are full timers and try to do everything as cheaply as we can. When it comes to buying Thousand Trails you must realize there are hundreds of diiferent type of memberships (because of all the Companies they are affiliated with) so each one is different. True TT has some nice parks and we use them through our RP! program. So check carefully what you are buying if you decide too. But my advice is that there are many TT memberships for sale (I even know of one right now) that are sold by other parties. We went to a broker when we went full time and bought ours by resale, not TT though, their dues are very high and their programs are very complicated and what we have now works. What it comes down to is what is best for you, how are you going to use your RV and where. Most membership parks are destination parks so are not located along major routes, which is why we use the Passport America. I know this sounds confusing, it is, so check the programs out carefully before you put your money down
rvrover2010
TT has a new program called zone camping where you pick a zone where you plan on doing your camping. there is no joining fee but yearly dues of $ 499. Its kinda of a try it out without buying an expensive membership. There are lots of membership for sale just google camping membership resales. I recently purchased a platinum membership with nation wide camping with 21 days in with 1 week out or park to park unlimited. Some parks are nice while others are a little run down. I also have Passport America, Coast to Coast and RPI which also has nice parks and some real losers that I would not return to. It give me a wide range of parks to travel to as I am a full timer. Just do your research before you buy biggrin.gif
pianotuna
Hi rvrover,

I don't spend $500.00 per year on campsites--but I do use my RV between 50 and 60 nights per year.
Copacabana
QUOTE(EastPAcamper @ Apr 11 2007, 08:09 PM) *

Hey to everyone,

Got a call today from "Thousand trails" offering a free stay at one of thier sites. Was wondering if I could get some input from the more experienced people out there. Please all respond , good or bad.
I assume they hit you for a yearly member ship in exchange for a better chance for available sites???? Is it that costly? Or is it like those time shares and you sit through 30 hours of sales pitches and you by just so they shut up...... laugh.gif
Thank you ,

Mike



Be forewarned! Our experience with TT left us quite shocked. We had been members for several years. After selling our trailer we notified them that we were cancelling our membership. Our son had passed away shortly thereafter and when we got back on our feet called them as the bills were still coming. They finally did cancel and sent us a large bill for the interim period. We called trying to explain and basically had the rudest responses we have ever heard over the phone always ending with, "So how do you want to pay - by check or credit card?" We had thought of getting another membership when retiring but now would never think of it unless there is a change of personnel in their accounts payable office. We rate TT on a scale of 1 to 10 as "0" and would not recommend it to anybody!!
FosterImposters
We are SOOOO glad we didn't plop down several hundred dollars for a couple nice looking campground memberships, when we first began full time RVing. It's a bums rush when they first discover you have purchased an RV of some kind.

Don't be fooled. There is no limit to parks, you are NOT going to be left out in the cold without their membership! Give yourself some time to investigate, both the TT parks and others.

If you find you only are comfortable in TT parks, then go for it. wink.gif

We have stretched those initiation moneys to enjoy some pretty nice campgrounds, RV Parks, a couple Resorts and still have $$$ to spare. In hindsight, we did NOT stay in the area we initially thought we'd spend most of our time.

The only time we were locked out...was on a holiday at a membership park! Good heavens am I glad we investigated first. cool.gif

Happy Camping!

mini09
QUOTE(rvrover2010 @ May 15 2011, 07:38 PM) *

TT has a new program called zone camping where you pick a zone where you plan on doing your camping. there is no joining fee but yearly dues of $ 499. Its kinda of a try it out without buying an expensive membership. There are lots of membership for sale just google camping membership resales. I recently purchased a platinum membership with nation wide camping with 21 days in with 1 week out or park to park unlimited. Some parks are nice while others are a little run down. I also have Passport America, Coast to Coast and RPI which also has nice parks and some real losers that I would not return to. It give me a wide range of parks to travel to as I am a full timer. Just do your research before you buy biggrin.gif


What did you pay for the membership? Am wondering what mine is worth. I have had a Platinum Membership (since 1985) am wanting to sell. Timeshare Sellers are offering some unheard of resale prices - too good to be true.
GaryMac
QUOTE(Lindsay Richards @ Aug 26 2008, 07:48 PM) *

We were totally turned off by the high pressure sales tactics. We listened for about 10 minutes and then told the guy I knew he worked on commission and he was wasting his time with us. He relented (we had committed to 90 minutes) said we could go. My wife then asked for our $75 Wal-Mart Gift cards. He was not a happy camper. He started at $17,500 and soon got down to $2,750, if we bought it today. Always a turn off for me. We left after 2 days and didn't bother with the 3 rd day. I was not impressed and I would think that there are many people out there willing to sell you their membership at a steep discount. The campground West of Orlando near I-4 was a below average campground and was very stupidly laid out.

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