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Old 05-09-2016, 11:04 PM   #1
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Campground membership reseller?

I am quite convinced that a campground membership such as Coast To Coast is the right choice for us as we go full-time.

That said, I have looked at few "used" CG membership resellers on the web, generally, and on eBay specifically.

Honestly, some of them look pretty sketchy and shady to me, like mattress or timeshare sites. I assume some of them are legitimate and honest. I have seen many dealers on Google, Amazon and eBay.

Question: who among you have specific, first-hand direct experience with campground membership resellers? What specific resellers have you personally used to purchase "used" memberships?

I know there are many opinions out there but are there any people here who have used a specific reseller to actually purchase an actual, specific membership?

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I'm sure someone will come along and give you recommendations. However, think this out carefully. When you go full-time what are your objectives? Going from one RV park to another? Getting into prime scenic area? Going to national parks? Do you like nature? Forest service camping? Boondocking out west? State parks?

Yes, a membership may work for you if you enjoy RV parks and most are not within the popular scenic areas. Will your mode of RVing be to the next membership park or to a great destination? In our 16 years of full-timing and traveling constantly, it would have never worked for us. Everyone is different though. Good luck!
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Be aware you cannot join Coast to Coast (C2C) until you buy a site membership in a participating park. There is an additional annual fee for C2C access, in addition to the regular park membership fees.

There is also RPI, another association similar to C2C where the member of one park can get time in another.

Some member parks have multiple locations and you can stay at any park in the group without joining an extra association. They may also be a participant in C2C or RPI. Thousand Trailers is one such.

Fulltimers can usually get good value from such memberships. You are going to be in some RV park every night of the year, and they all don't have to be at Yellowstone or Bar Harbor. Besides, many membership resorts are within reasonable drive time of major attractions or popular tourist areas.
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I'm sure someone will come along and give you recommendations. However, think this out carefully. When you go full-time what are your objectives? Going from one RV park to another? Getting into prime scenic area? Going to national parks? Do you like nature? Forest service camping? Boondocking out west? State parks?

Yes, a membership may work for you if you enjoy RV parks and most are not within the popular scenic areas. Will your mode of RVing be to the next membership park or to a great destination? In our 16 years of full-timing and traveling constantly, it would have never worked for us. Everyone is different though. Good luck!
As I said in my original post, the issue at hand isn't whether or not I need a membership. We have already addressed the questions you mentioned as well as other factors. My question was about specific resellers and others experiences with those resellers.
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Be aware you cannot join Coast to Coast (C2C) until you buy a site membership in a participating park. There is an additional annual fee for C2C access, in addition to the regular park membership fees.

There is also RPI, another association similar to C2C where the member of one park can get time in another.

Some member parks have multiple locations and you can stay at any park in the group without joining an extra association. They may also be a participant in C2C or RPI. Thousand Trailers is one such.

Fulltimers can usually get good value from such memberships. You are going to be in some RV park every night of the year, and they all don't have to be at Yellowstone or Bar Harbor. Besides, many membership resorts are within reasonable drive time of major attractions or popular tourist areas.
Have you purchased a campground membership from a reseller? As I stated, we have already made the decision to purchase a membership. Used memberships could likely a better deal than buying a "new" one. We were soliciting user experienced with resellers.

So, to reiterate: Does anyone here have a specific experience with purchasing a CG membership from a reseller?

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We bought a resale membership in December of 2014. There is an outfit in Florida specializing in membership resales. Dealt with a fellow named Sean. It took 4 days to complete and was very satisfied with the service and ease of purchase. Perhaps google "florida rv membership resales" and see what pops up.
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Some friends bought from Discount Camping Club (321-443-1916) about 6 years ago and are happy with their purchased memberships.
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There are also many private sellers, here, Esapees, Craigs list that will sometimes be very good bargains as all they want is to get out. Just call the base company and check on the membership. Some vary for time in time out, time before reservation, number of (free) days with the membership yearly and transfer fees. Plus whether RPI or C2C comes with the membership. One just needs to do the checks like you are in the process of for a purchase. We are not full time but feel the parks we wish to be in are never in the system.

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