Originally Posted by boater1217
Being new to TT I was wondering if Good Sam Club was worth joining?
First, what does TT mean? If it means Thousand Trails then yes, Good Sam will give you a small discount when not using the 'TT' parks. If you're a traveler, 'TT' is not in every state.
As full-timers for 16 years we didn't join any of the bigger memberships such as TT... mainly, because we dislike private parks.
We found our own way of living reasonably as we traveled. We had the national senior pass which allowed free entry to the parks and which gave 1/2 off on camping fees for national parks, national forests, Corp of Engineers and Nat'l Wildlife (yes, you can sometimes stay on the refuges).
We also used Passport America which gives you 1/2 off camping fees....used just enough to pay for the cheap yearly membership price and then some....again, private parks are not our thing but sometimes we used them for 'regrouping' - dumping tanks, refilling, etc.
We loved boondocking on national forest lands and BLM lands.
We also volunteered a lot giving us a campsite but that's not our reason for doing it. We enjoyed it and felt we gave back a little to the public parks which we love.
So there are lots of ways to save some dollars with camping fees.