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Old 09-12-2013, 10:28 PM   #15
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Sounds a lot like the pitch I sat through for the CamperWorld (GoodSam) membership. We did get three free days lodging in Vegas while we were there.

But you being a full timer, it could be worth it. Although the CamperWorld deal had a lot of other bennies.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:58 PM   #16
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I received an invitation to visit one of their campgrounds in Glen Rose, TX. I talked to the salesperson and made an appointment to come by after a rally in the area. The rally was cancelled so I will not be in that area and I cancelled my appointment to tour the facility in Glen Rose. They were very nice about it and told me to keep the invitation and I was welcome to use it whenever I am in the area. Glad the appointment setters were not high-pressure salespeople.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #17
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Has anyone heard of " Colorado River Adventures?" I have a reservation to tour one of their camping facilities near Lake Tahoe. I sure they'll try talk me into purchasing some type of membership. I'm going for the 3 free days of camping, $1000.00 in additional "free" camping, 10" Android tablet and $100.00 gas card card. Yeah, right. I'll let you know what happens.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:15 AM   #18
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I'm glad you feel it'll work for you. A promise of 30% off of everything at CW seems like an over the top statement by a slimy salesman.
Which may also mean lots of other broken promises!
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:53 AM   #19
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Sorry, I dont see "almost free".
Really hate to tell you, but $450 per month parks are available, and some can be quite nice. Please check this one out as just an example, at $400/month including electricity and all amenities.
Fiesta RV & Mobile Home Resort | RV & Mobile Home Park

You actually sound like the sales person would while making the "pitch".

I would try to get my $ back....before they dissapear like Thousand Trails is doing.

Oh, some interesting reviews:
Tres Rios is not bad.... beware of Ocean Canyon Properties. - Review of Tres Rios Park, Glen Rose, TX - TripAdvisor

Is Thousand Trails disappearing?? Just asking. "THEY" are trying to sell me a membership, because they have a park we like, close by. I do not see how they can keep the place maintained with only the membership rates. Thanks, Don
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Is Thousand Trails disappearing?? Just asking. "THEY" are trying to sell me a membership, because they have a park we like, close by. I do not see how they can keep the place maintained with only the membership rates. Thanks, Don
If you search on "thousand&trails" you will see pros and cons. They let non members in! That and too much investment for too few locations.
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We and three other couples all joined Western Horizons several years ago. One couple were really full time wanderers and figured out how to play the game and got their moneys worth.
For the rest of us it was a waste of money.
In our case, we bought the five year deal with annual dues.
We didn't use it enough to offset the dues expense.
In year five we were harassed to upgrade the the life membership and offered all sorts of incentives to give them more money. They were already in trouble and it would have been foolish to invest more even if we thought our participation might improve.
In hindsight, I might as well have taken $6,00.00 to a local casino and played the slots until it was gone!
They are all in trouble and desperate to do anything to stay solvent.
Look at all the transferable memberships that are for sale!
If you want to reduce your monthly expense, find a Campground you like that hires workers internally. I know several people who do that and really enjoy the experience.
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There are really two separate reasons why these companies are willing to give you gifts and free camping.

The first is by using high pressure tactics they may actually be able to sell you a membership.

The second is if you read their rules, once you have taken advantage of the freebies, you are unable to purchase a membership second hand for at least two years. This is the biggie because if you really want a membership you can pick up ones that sold new for thousands for free or as little as $100.

AVOID THE FREEBIES!!!!
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There are really two separate reasons why these companies are willing to give you gifts and free camping. The first is by using high pressure tactics they may actually be able to sell you a membership. The second is if you read their rules, once you have taken advantage of the freebies, you are unable to purchase a membership second hand for at least two years. This is the biggie because if you really want a membership you can pick up ones that sold new for thousands for free or as little as $100. AVOID THE FREEBIES!!!!
Just returned from my free CRA camping/resort presentation. I must say I was impressed by all the free camping, condo stays, cruise discounts, friends and family benefits and a bunch of other stuff. However, $11,000? (For the platinum, $10,000 for the gold and $9,000 for the silver). After the sales pitch the salesman gave my wife and I some time to talk it over. When he came back I said I was thinking the total cost would be around $6,000. Wouldn't know it, he then presented a "6 year trial membership" for $6500.00.

After my polite, no thank you, we were given our gifts and left. You were right. The was a disclaimer containing the 2 year refrain from buying a used membership. But that is the least of my concerns.
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Stay away from this group. We got suckered into buying a membership while at Tres Rios resort in TX. Their sales people just flat out lied to us. They told us that all of the OCP resorts would hold a 45' coach and were all "5 star" rated. We were told that our purchase would include "lifetime membership" to Coast to Coast at "no cost". Bull, Coast to Coast wants over $400 in annual dues and most of their campgrounds will not hold our coach. At OCP, only Tres Rios has sites truly large enough to hold a 45' coach, but they have usually put a 5th Wheel or short rv on the largest sites and have to squeeze us onto something smaller. We had reservations for their Styx River Resort for last night. We spoke to the main office and the resort directly to make sure they would have a 45' spot, with 50 amp available for late arrival. Got there around 8pm. Their "drunk" campground guide could not tell us if he had a large enough site available. Than once you are inside the gate, you have to go around very narrow, unlit roads to get back out. This drunken guide proceeded to lead us into an unmarked, unlit wall causing over $10,000 in damages to our coach. The site he tried to put us into was way too small and definitely not a 5 Star resort. It is nothing but a DUMP! Spent Christmas Eve in the parking area outside the resort, running on our generator and without water/sewer hookup. Today we have to try and find a new campground to stay at. Yeah, good luck on Christmas Day. We will be suing to get our purchase price back under fraud statutes and will have our insurance company go after them for coach damage.
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This drunken guide proceeded to lead us into an unmarked, unlit wall causing over $10,000 in damages to our coach.
Was that wall moving?
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