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Old 08-19-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Camping Clubs?

We are beginning to think it may be time to spend some money in order to save some money! We full-time travel throughout W. US & Canada & we would like to find a way to reduce the cost of campgrounds. Since we usually stay from 1 week to 10 days it is nice to have "services" though we prefer the trees and larger sites in State parks.

Anyway.... Does anyone have suggestions/comments about the "value" and desirability of "camping clubs". Are they worth the money... Can you save your money back...how are the member parks? Most important do you have any recommendations for good clubs for The West? If you point me in the right direction I can do the research to see if one would be right for us.

How about discount coupons or books for campgrounds... Do these exist? Has anyone got any other tips (other than Walmart) for reducing cg costs. Many thanks.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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Stay away from Western Horizons. They are quietly selling off their parks. Consider ROD, Coast to Coast Sunbelt, 1000 trails etc.
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If you're full time I would think you already have Passport America and Good Sam but those are no brainers IMO.

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Wink Discount Camping

Jack,

Both FMCA and Good Sam offer discounts at member parks. Normally 10%. If you like the rustic settings of State & National Park campgrounds, try 1000 Trails. Their parks are known for their 'wilderness' settings.

As far as discount membership clubs, they are good if you use them often, but not so wonderful if you do not.

Passport America is good, if there is one of their member parks where you want to stay.

Coast-To-Coast and Outdoor Resorts are higher end membership/owner/time share businesses. Again, they can be worth the money if you use them!

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I have stayed at several PA CG's. Some have a limit, some don't. One of my favorite places I stay at to see the kids is in SoCal. The deal is 3 days half price, one day full price. So if I stay 7 days, 6 of them are 50% off. Also found some nice CG's in Oregon that have reasonable prices to start with and no limit on half price days.
I have been so happy with PA, that I joined their sister club "Freedom Resorts Camping" Not quite as good a deal but they offer 25% discount for their members.
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John: We live near you in Merlin, OR. Just curious - What Oregon campgrounds have you enjoyed camping at? Can they accomodate a 37ft MH with short toad? Pull thru spaces available? Do you have to be a PA member to stay at these? Ever stayed at Galesville RV campground? We checked it out a couple of weeks ago. It's a no reservation-first come/first serve system - we don't want to get the MH ready for a trip, go to Galesville and find out all the spaces that will accomodate our rig are already filled up. Looks like we'd always need a Plan B location if we're headed for Galesville RV park. Any OR campground suggestions much appreciated. We've stayed in Canyonville at 7Feathers (nice) and at Howard Prairie. We're just down the road from Indian Mary and Rogue Valley State Park, but haven't tried camping at either yet - too close to home.
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John: We live near you in Merlin, OR. Just curious - What Oregon campgrounds have you enjoyed camping at? Can they accomodate a 37ft MH with short toad? Pull thru spaces available?
I highly recommend Sunset Beach State Park on the coast... our 43ft coach fit nicely into one of the park's larger spots, short walk to the beach.
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John: We live near you in Merlin, OR. Just curious - What Oregon campgrounds have you enjoyed camping at? Can they accomodate a 37ft MH with short toad? Pull thru spaces available? Do you have to be a PA member to stay at these? Ever stayed at Galesville RV campground? We checked it out a couple of weeks ago. It's a no reservation-first come/first serve system - we don't want to get the MH ready for a trip, go to Galesville and find out all the spaces that will accomodate our rig are already filled up. Looks like we'd always need a Plan B location if we're headed for Galesville RV park. Any OR campground suggestions much appreciated. We've stayed in Canyonville at 7Feathers (nice) and at Howard Prairie. We're just down the road from Indian Mary and Rogue Valley State Park, but haven't tried camping at either yet - too close to home.
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We didn't really look around for a PA campsite near Canyonville because DW likes 7 feathers so much. The last PA that we checked out was up north, Silver Spur RV park in Silverton OR. The PA rate there is $17.00 per night or $34.00 for a non member, with no stay limit on the discounted rate. Nice large park with 50A pull throughs up to 60' long. Cable TV, wifi, catch and release fishing hole. No pool/spa was the only drawback.
Passport America is only about $44 per year with no contracts to sign. We made our money back the first time we used it.
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Be carefull of Thousand Trails. It is based on a first come, first served basis. The problem is that they are making many of their sites seasonal and they also let non members pay for a site. Then if there are sites left, you can get one. I haven't had any problems at the Thousand Trails properties, but the Outdoor Worlds (which are not as nice) have issues. Especially the ones in NJ. Also, as a first come, first serve, you may have a tent camper on a large 3 point site and a large RV tring to fit on a small 2 point site. They should ban tents from usuing 3 point sites.
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Seven Feathers does have a dry camping area near the casino and we use that unless we want to use the air conditioner in the summer or in the winter a lot of heat.
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Both FMCA and Good Sam offer discounts at member parks. Normally 10%.
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I have yet to see or hear of a "member" FMCA campground. My FMCA membership number was issued to my parents in 1983 and I took it over when they sold their Foretravel so I have a little experience with FMCA.
I have found that lots of RV parks give a discount if you are FMCA members though.
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