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Old 09-28-2007, 07:59 AM   #1
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Any one use Passport America to save on campground Fees? Are you happy with it?
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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Any one use Passport America to save on campground Fees? Are you happy with it?
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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Have used Passport America across Canada and the USA. Some parks are great others are subpar.....but are okay if you are fully self contained. If you are travelling and looking for a place at the end of the day....Passport America will save you money.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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We use Passport America and have been happy with the service. Well worth the fee for membership.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:39 PM   #5
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Used it for 17 overnights this spring and summer out west and back. Did not stay in a single bad park. Works for us.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:34 PM   #6
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For a little over $40 it is well worth it. If you use it 3 or 4 times, you have made your money back and then some. We stayed close to Dollywood in Tenn for 4 or 5 days at half price saved about $50. Stayed in Maggie Valley NC for a week and saved a boundle. Yep. It is worth it. Some parks are real nice and some are marginal. You can generally pick out the nice ones by the price they charge, i,e, $35/40 Vs. those that charge $12/15. But we have never been dissapointed for what we ended up paying. I like paying half price. Pick and choose. s/Toby
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:10 AM   #7
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We have used PA for over a year and for $40, it is probably worth the money. As others have said, there are some marginal parks. There is usually a reason a campground will be giving its sites away at half price. We usually only use PA for 1 or 2 night stops, so it's not that big a deal if we hit a bad one.

On the other hand, we have stayed at some very nice PA campgrounds. The nicer ones will usually have a limit on the number of days or the discount is only good in the off-season.

Another disturbing trend we have seen at some PA campgrounds is how they structure their rates. They have a fairly low base rate and then add on $2 or $3 for water, $3 to $5 for electricity (depending on whether it's 30 or 50 amp), $3 for sewer, etc. The discount is only on the base rate, not the add-ons; so by the time you are done, the overall discount is only 15 or 20%, not the expected 50%. Still, this is higher than most other discounts such as Good Sam.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #8
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We returned from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward, and New Brunswick, Canada last week. We used Passport America for 9 out of 26 nights. We saved enough to pay for the dues and then some. By using PA whenever possible we kept our average camping cost to $23.62 per night. The most expensive camping was Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. The National park with camping and entrance fees averaged $41.73 per night, gov't supported parks used to help save money--not any more.

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Old 10-06-2007, 11:23 AM   #9
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I am a life member of PPA. PPA is worth it. I echo what has already been posted. For the way I RV (touring) PPA is a good way to go.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:39 PM   #10
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We agree with what everyone said but would like to add that when one can safe money one should. We don't use the amenties much except for maybe laundry room and so far all PA parks have been nice. They do haver restrictions so would check first. There is one I wouls stay away from and it is Natural Bridge VA, as he gives out crummy sites to PA members. I couldn't get level with jacks + wood. The membership fee is well worth it and you get that back after 2 nights.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:53 AM   #11
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oldpa been happy so far with Passport America, as with most memberships rv parks some parks are better than others. Ed.S
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:57 AM   #12
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I'm also a PPA member but ONLY use it for the occassional overnight. Too many restrictions, and several of the parks I've overnighted in are dumps... I also belong to KOA, RPI and TTN so I'm not all that sure I'll renew...

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Have found my membership to pay for itself over and over. At some campgrounds, you are not always given the best site.

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