Feb 28 2009, 10:56 AM
We're members of K/M Resorts - they're more located in Washington state and one in Oregon (where we live). We joined after many years of RVing after we decided to hit the road and try full-timing/part-timing. However, it wasn't the K/M properties that interested us, but rather the RPI properties since they are more numerous and you can stay for $10/night.
We have mixed feelings on the purchase - it is nice that the big purchase amount is done, and we just pay $10/night when we stay at the parks (although some change $2 or $3/night for electric), but when we calculate the membership price & dues, it's not as inexpensive per night as we had thought. Some of the parks are nice, but many are outdated & although clean, need renovation.
As far as using the parks, honestly, if you're not using your rig a lot now, having a membership might not make any change - we always RV'ed before our membership - monthly or every 6 weeks for at least a weekend, so you may just feel guilt for not using the membership.
Finally, if you’re on the road a lot – FTing or PTing, then I think a membership system pays, but if you’re just using it a few times a year, it may not….. Definitely check out resale memberships – online you can find a lot – saves you a lot of money.
Good luck with your decision & happy travels!