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Old 10-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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What should a person know before looking into one of these high end rv timeshare resorts?
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What should a person know before looking into one of these high end rv timeshare resorts?
Not to look!!!!
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Not to look!!!!
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Mostly high initiation cost, then yearly maintenance fee. May be some restrictions and the fine print has to be read. Timeshares are also hard to get rid of.

I would rather travel to where ever I want to go and spend a monthly stipend on a CG and if I like it I can stay, but if I don't I can move on.
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Hi printernot,
The first question to ask yourself is will you use it. Unless the answer is with a doubt yes consider waiting until you are sure. Next, understand what you are buying. Do the terms and conditions meet your needs? If you decide to purchase, buy a resale membership. They are dirt cheap and many can be obtained for "free". Just pay the transfer fee and take over maintenance payments.
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As Gary said.
My parents have multiple memberships and they find it is worth it.
Note: they are full timers. My wife and I looked and it is not worth it for us.
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Best advice. Do not buy!

If you have been on the road for a year or so then think you might benefit from membership/ownership then you might consider your options. Look at the resale market and buy from those that want out of their mistake.
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Hi Guys,
Again, thanks for all of the replys....I'm trying to find a way to spend some "trade" dollars that I have accumulated during my years in business, and this seems to be a great way to start retirement.
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I agree. Buy from someone who has one for sale. You'll get a good deal and hopefully all the reasons why they want out.
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Many of these are avaiable for rent also. Check around, find a park you like & rent a site for a month or 2. A lot easier to walk away if you don't see the value when you are renting the space than when you own the space.
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I agree they are not for everyone but for us it works well. Our base is in Pinehurst NC and we live in Canada. We can go to ours for a couple weeks for no charge than we pop down to Myrtle Beach and stay a week for $9 per night for a week or two. Then off to GA to do the same. We can hop right to FLA and stay at great places.
Now if you like to keep on the go every week or two its great, but if you want to stay in one spot for the winter than this is not for you.
As some other members have said, it is only good if you use it and it fits your lifestyle.
By the way, we are with Coast to Coast

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BEWARE!

Many of these membership parks have enteredinto bankruptcy. So BEWARE and know SPECIFICALLY what you are purchasing. Have your attorney go over the sales agreement with a magnifying glass. Ask yourself. are the parks located where you wish to travel? Do you want to go back time after time to the same location? What are the restrictions. We purchased a used membership from from www.membershipresale.com and it has worked out for us. Our home base is so of Atlanta and we get 7 nites a yr there FREE (yea, for 59 bucks a yr in dues) so that works out to 9 bucks a nite. That gives us access to Resort Parks and Coast to coast (both have annual dues of 60 bucks). The important fact to be sure of is that you can WALK AWAY! Many of these membership packages will NOT let you walk away ever! With the 3 annual dues we pay a total of $200 annually. We travel enough (over 100 nights annually) and use these parks enough that we average about $15 bucks a nite. BEWARE! ed
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Agree with EDALLSAILS. Make sure that your contract allows you to get out of the membership if it doesn't work or other factors (illness, for example) makes it impossible to use. Good luck on your decision.
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