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Old 01-07-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question Discount Camping Memberships

We are beginning to travel the US and I have heard about discount camping memberships. Is there anyone who uses them? What do they cost? What have your experiences been like? Are they different than "Good Sam"?

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Hi, We use Passport America and are very satisfied with the 50% off in many campgrounds throughout the good ole' USA. It's very inexpensive and will pay for itself in 1 or 2 uses.
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Hi, We use Passport America and are very satisfied with the 50% off in many campgrounds throughout the good ole' USA. It's very inexpensive and will pay for itself in 1 or 2 uses.
Yeppers! We love it!
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Yup...... +3 on Passport America. Two or three uses will cover the cost, and then you're just coasting. There are some restrictions on the usage, but its still well worth the purchase.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:03 AM   #5
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Totally agree with Passport America. One of thes best things we purchased. Membership is inexpensive. They also have trip planners you can use that will show all the campgrounds who use passport. This is very helpful when planning. Also on their website you can look for the cheapest gas or deisel for the area you are staying.
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well 2 months ago got my first rv, class a DP. an heard of all these. i live in fla. an first wanted to rv in state. seems all have black out dates from approx nov to april/may. not sure abt rest of the country. but have since looked into state parks, national parks, cheap, an im a 100% disabled vet, an get a 50% discount, some parks = 12$ a nite. for me, these are not cost effective.
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Hi, We use Passport America and are very satisfied with the 50% off in many campgrounds throughout the good ole' USA. It's very inexpensive and will pay for itself in 1 or 2 uses.
X2 on Passport America
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X2 on Passport America
OOOPS maybe that's X5 now or X6!! O well I agree Passport America is a good deal!!
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not ALL of the CG that offer the PA discount are "first class RESORTS", and some are a bit off route, but plenty are quite good, especially if you just need an overnight spot to get off the road and want to avoid big-store parking lots. I've been using PA for years and agree it is the best out there. Each CG has their own rules about when you can use the PA discount, so checking the website/catalogue is essential to finding one along our routes, but we check the PA directory FIRST, and then use the TL/Woodalls directories if we can't find a PA park. WELL WORTH the annual membership fee.
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Hi CindyW,
There are several different organizations that provide camping discounts along with a package of benefits. Each has a web site and can explain what they offer. Some of these organizations are:
Good Sam
Passport America
FMCA
Escapees
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As most others have said, PPA works for us. Usually a 2 day 1/2 price discount and many campgrounds. Double check a campgrounds reviews at a review site. We've had many top notch campgrounds and some where you are parked way too close to your neighbor. We usually use it more when traveling as an overnight stay option. We pay our way and refuse to stay in a rest area or Walmart.
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We use Good Sam and Passport America. As others have said, PPA pays for itself very quickly.

The down side is that most parks only let you use PPA for one or two nights, and only during the week, not on weekends. Even so, it's a good deal!

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There are so many options and opinions on this subject. Many pros and cons. Mostly it depends on you. We have a TT (1000 Trails) Zone pass for all the USA. We get 60 nites for 499 fee annually, about $8.31 per night and after that its 3 bucks a night. WOW, you say. well read the fine print. 2 weeks in and 1 week out of the system. Appears they have more camp grounds in the West than the SE USA. So we also have RPI and coast to coast which cost us about 200 bucks annually. thjat gives us several hundred camp grounds at 10 or 12 bucks a night. Passport America is also a good option, but the exceptions can be a pain. Now these Membership programs are only good if you use them, no refunds. There are places on WEB that have membership resales where you can buy memberships at discounted prices. always check and see if there are any transfer fees. safe travels.... ed
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Thank you very much Ed. We are members of PA and I was looking for the private campground info that you supplied. Who did you get your membership through?
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