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Old 04-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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HI,

Looking for info on Coast to Coast and RPI. Does anyone have them and are they worth the large upfront investment?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Both are reciprocal ad on membership which you can only purchase if you purchase a home park membership. We have both and basically they are the same. I personally like Coast to Coast the best. Your best option is to find someone selling a home park membership on Craig's List that also includes either one or both reciprocals. Used memberships can be had for pennies on the dollar. I have even seen them for free just pay the transfer fee. Your biggest decision is whether membership camping is for you.
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We also have both C2C and RPI and we also like C2C the best because they are easier to work with - especially when it comes to making bookings via their websites. Also - the 2 organisations seems to cover roughly the same campgrounds, so having both memberships could seem a waste of money.

Surfing the Internet can land you a very cheap C2C membership if you are OK with that your "home park" is one that you may never even visit.

As I recall we paid in the region of $180 (upfront investment in 2007) to join, and after this we pay $39 a year at our "home park" and $86 per year to C2C. The $39 is a fixed fee that is guaranteed never to go up. This makes a C2C membership well worth the money for us and the way we chose to travel.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:41 AM   #4
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I could just add that we bought our C2C membership from Dan Monaghan in Florida, and we got very nice service.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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As stated Coast 2 Coast and RPI (And a few others) are all basicall "Exchange" services, You buy a membership in a campground (Thousands of dollars plus a lifetime of dues payments) and then for a heavily discounted fee (I think 13 bucks a night at most parks but have not used either for a few years) you are supposed to be treated just like a member.. Some of them do it, some klind of violate that rule (I have, for example, been assigned parking in an ared "Reserved for Coast 2 Coast" most parks would call it "overflow".

Howver if you'd like to TRY membership camping without the lifetime dues thing.. I have a deal for you. PM me for some iformaiton but basically it's Thousand Trails.

They no longer sell the lifetime memberships far as I know.

They sell an annual "Zone pass" each zone (about 1/4 of their parks) is seperate, you get one zone for about 500 bucks, You get a 2nd zone for a bit more. One year, you can renew IF YOU WISH, 500 is about what some parks charge for dues.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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We have had our membership for 9 years. Bought it at a resale place on SR.27 in Clermont FL. He is still in business. Our home park only costs us $29. per year.
I just sent my friend there and memberships still can be had for $350. Her home park is in Umatilla GA.
She checked and found RPI membership is not needed. C2C now also includes discounts for Encore and Bests parks. and some other names.

When we travel we make sure to include the C2C parks in our planning. When we started the rates were $6.00 per night, now they are $10.00 per night. That is the official price but I am seeing more and more parks fattening their pockets with extra fees for: 50 amps, wifi, pull through, resort fees etc.

You "pay" in advance by buying point with C2C and redeeming them for each camping night at the camping

Usually we do not make reservations and call the park direct within 2 days of arrival. (you cannot use the reservation system within that short a time.).

C2C just added a 3rd tier of membership and with this you can make reservations up to 120 days in advance. That may be and advantage for very popular parks. With our basic membership we can only make reservations within 30 days of arrival.

The qualities of the parks we have stayed at has been very good and we have always been well treated.

I hope this helps with making your decision.
Happy planning and travel.
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