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Old 02-16-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Gettysburg trip for Presidents Day

Were heading to Gettysburg for the coming weekend and were curious about the Gettysburg Battlefield Resort, anyone ever been there? It's the come and please buy a membership to our campground free trip for three days. Wondering if anyone has any insight about this place and what's their pitch going to be about. Anyone have any info?
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If it is like any other time share/membership sales pitch then you will be required to take a high pressure sales pitch for at least a half and hour. They will work husband and wife seperately to convince the other to buy. Remember reguardless how good they tell you everything is take it with a grain of salt and READ the fine print. They will probably tell you the offer is good only on that day. Buyer Beware. Buy only if it fits your needs/style and get Everything in writing. have attended several in the FL area. Same format. Think used car salesman. they normally get paid by commission
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:47 AM   #3
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Well the price is right. You can check what others who have stayed there have said at:

RV Park Reviews :: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ( PA ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews

We stayed at Artillery Ridge CG using Passport America in the fall of '09, it is a must see area. Enjoy your stay.

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Old 02-18-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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We always stay at Gettysburg Campground Gettysburg Campground - Family Camping and RV Resort, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
They are super friendly and it is a nice campground. We go there at least
twice a year. This year we will be there for the 4th of July!
Gettysburg is a wonderful area...you really can't go wrong.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
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We were visiters just this passed week. We got the sales pitch and didn't buy. It was NOT high pressure. The sales person was very nice. We thought the price of membership was too high. It started at 12,000. Then they threw in some discounts and it ended up being around 9,000. We're new to RVing and were using this as a learning, info gathering tool. The park looked nice, clean showers etc. The roads were bumpy and we wondered about the levelness of the sites. All in all we learned a lot and got 30 days semi-free camping there and in NC.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info everyone, we are here now and I suppose we have pixel reviews. The roads are quite rutty, winter may have something to do with this to be fair. We did get the sales pitch, not high pressure, and year the price was too high for what they were offering, around 6500 for the campgrounds and no cabin use. Then a 449 fee every year so no, not worth it for us. We are military and use the military sites where we can and have pretty good luck. About the high pressure thing they did offer a "special"price for your initial visit, you would only be offered this price for your initial visit then when you leave to think on it they Jack the price up on you. It's just not our thing we did enjoy the battlefield and a free 4 day camping trip can't be beat.
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Read the reviews. I didn't find them to good.
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Wow. $6500 at $40/night would equal staying 162 the first year or if you amortize over ten years 16 nights/year plus the $499 per year add on. If you stay those 16 nights you add $31/night to the $40 its already cost. You would need to live there to make the numbers work in my opinion. I love Gettysburg but just how often can you go?
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Jim,

I agree 100% (but a pol would say 110%). The only ones who can make the numbers work are Politicians. The owners of these things hoping we like most other taxpayers and just as clueless Spending my money now before uncle needs it all for interest payments.

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I hope you are home by now and not sitting in 8 inches of snow.
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We are home, beat the snow by about 6 hours, like I planned it. Funny thing is the DW got a phone call last night offering her a membership, they didn't call me they called her cell and offered a membership that an older couple was "selling" due to older age for 1200. The second funny thing is that DW happened to say to the salesperson while he was giving his pitch at the campground that it was way to expensive. She said to the salesman that she thought that it should be about $1200. Funny my wife would get that call offering us a membership at the exact price she said she thought it was worth. Funny

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Funny thing to me is its maybe worth the $499/year or $1200 and no yearly fees.
Glad you're out of the snow.
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Oh that's interesting. We got the same call. Was your call from the North Carolina cg? We got pretty much the same story about the owner, same price too. We hadn't said anything about price to them though. Did the membership include the travel agent deals too?

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we did the free camping weekend/sales pitch there a few months ago.
roads were not much better then. not too many ruts but tight turns.
they gave us a 30 AMP site - said the 50 AMP sites were for members only.
we know someone that had already joined. he has trouble getting sites on weekends - and he's a member !!!
membership camping is not for us.
lots of other campgrounds in Gettysburg to try instead.
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