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Old 03-18-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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We have purchase a 31.5 RLTS and are ready to start enjoying some of our retirement and were wondering if there were any Campground Memberships which were worth the money spent.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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We have purchase a 31.5 RLTS and are ready to start enjoying some of our retirement and were wondering if there were any Campground Memberships which were worth the money spent.
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I have Passport America (PPA) and it has saved me quite a bit over the years while traveling. I don't usually use them as destination campgrounds because I generally stay a month at a time and the monthly rates have always been better than the PPA rates. I have generally been able to find a PPA campground in close proximity to my travel route and the half-price savings is pretty good. Just be cognizant of the restrictions. Also most of the PPA parks are not 5-star resorts but aren't the worlds worst generally. I have driven through a couple that I would not stay at but by and large they are Ok for a day or two stop.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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We just bought a KOA membership. First time ever. Time will tell if it was worth the $24. Just 5 or 6 nights is the break even point.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:36 AM   #5
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Same as Clutch. We usually start with KOA because it is a known quantity. We really have not been disappointed in them, but we do do our research before hand. The 10 percent discount is not huge but it helps. Once we get to know an area we branch out to try other types of campgrounds.
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We bought a Passport America and as "rbrum.." says they're not the top tier parks to be sure but while en-route it helps cut the costs (Now, if there was a 50% discount card/club for fuel fills)
We also bought a KOA as most campgrounds seem to be members. It's only 10%.
Both memberships will pay for themselves with only a few nights use.
Both have iPad/iPhone apps which are nice for locating campgrounds (I like the PPA the best) and I think you can use both without a membership.
Oops! I said KOA when it's a Good Sam membership we have (Life lesson: don't get old!).
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #7
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Good Sam parks also give a 10% discount. Many parks will give you a discount for most any thing if you ask. AARP, AAA, Veteran, etc.

Never hurts to ask.
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We used to do all these parks, but then my mom challenged me to compare the prices and facilities at the state parks which she uses all the time.
We now do almost exclusively state parks, as it does save us a lot.
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We used to do all these parks, but then my mom challenged me to compare the prices and facilities at the state parks which she uses all the time.
We now do almost exclusively state parks, as it does save us a lot.
Many Sp's will give a discount if you are a senior or a veteran in the US. Some limit it to residents but it does not hurt to ask.
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Thanks, looking forward to the journey!
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