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Old 03-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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any one buy a membership with coast to coast? I just bought one and was having second thoughts about it and would like to hear real feedback from other members.

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Have heard good and bad about them all on this site. I currently belong to Good Sam and KOA and find them more benificial for the RVing style that we do.

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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We use C2C when on the road. No problems in 10 years and we have saved a lot of $$.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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wE HAVE c-2-C AND HAVEN'T HAD ANY PROBLEMS. Being in Florida we can't stay at many places caUSE OF tourist in season.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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We belong to an RV Park membership scheme which shall remain nameless.

In our experience, there are a few members who do well and have recouped much of the money they paid up-front. We're not among them.

The real winners are the sales people and the companies. And, I'm sorry to say, they don't tell you the whole truth and frequently change the rules.

If we had it to over, we'd not have bought in.

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
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I realize there always good and bad experiences, but I guess my concern is, how available have the parks been? I am worried about being a "member" and not getting a site on holiday weekends or when out traveling- are partner campgrounds hard to get spots in? Seems like $10 a night camping when non members are paying $60 would mean I get the left overs or less desirable sites? If being a "member" means preferred treatment most of the time It would seem worth the investment.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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After being full-timers for a number of years and having a Coast to Coast membership for those years, I feel as though I can offer some advice as to the worthiness and lack of usefulness as to campground memberships. Firstly, much depends on how you travel and where you travel. With most memberships, members have "home parks" and, as a result, allow you to stay a given number of days, then you must leave for a number of days. Your "home park" is required to let you stay, so it the park is near where you traditionally camp, it's great, if not, then it can be a real pain since one might probably ever go to their "home park." For example, someone might purchase a "home park" in North Dakota in order to get into the "system" where they can visit other parks in their "home park" system or other affilitated parks on a space available basis. So, a consideration would be where you intend to use your "home park", is it someplace that you enjoy visiting, etc. Our experience with Coast to Coast, as well as with other membership parks, you have to USE them in order to get your money's worth. By the way, memberships are almost being given away presently, so contacting a broker or the company itself would be advantageous if you are interested in purchasing. We found that belonging to ESCAPEES, a "non-contractual" RV park worked best for us and we continue to belong, but everyone's situation is different. I think that full-times probably get more use from membership parks then non-full-timers, but that is certainly my opinion. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me with a private e-mail and I would be happy to respond.

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Old 03-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #8
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We used C2C in the last 10 months over 100 nights (we are full-timers). Yes, some parks only have a set number of sites for C2C and they are not always the prime spots, but most are just fine. It saved us a ton of money, but we are starting to notice a lot of cross-overs between the other memberships (ROD and RPI). So if you have one of the others, you may not need C2C.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #9
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I found that with memberships, you tend to go where the parks are rather than where you would like to go. The "good places" seldom have a membership park available. Over time, we very seldom used the parks and then had problems selling the membership.

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We have belonged to C to C since 1991 and have used them all over the Eastern US and have had no problems always got in and all parks wre well kept. Would do it again.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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We have been C2C members since 2005 and have used it quite frequently. What we have found is that most member campgrounds in tourist type locations are not real close to the activities. We use C2C to supplement our travels and using the internet reservation system is a nice feature to book ahead. I bought mine through a reseller on Ebay, Dan of Campground Resellers and Dan offers a home resort in Tn with an written out clause for cancellation and a guaranteed $39 home park fee each year. This were to two biggies that sold it for us, easy out and low fees. So each year we pay for our home park fee and the C2C membership fee so we can easily get our fees back each year. Dan is still selling resales on Ebay and for me was a great source of information.
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I found that with memberships, you tend to go where the parks are rather than where you would like to go. The "good places" seldom have a membership park available. Over time, we very seldom used the parks and then had problems selling the membership.

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This is one reason why we have never joined into a club of this type. Seems to limit you and it's obvious that we don't want that. JMHO
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #13
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We have been C2C members for quit a few years now. We have noticed that sometimes the parks are not were we would like to travel but we also are life time Good Sam Members. And if we are taking a trip that would entail staying at many KOA parks then we would get a KOA card for that year. It will usually pay for it self in one stay.
Our home park is in a state we don't travel to very often but there are many states that we spent a lot of time so it pays for itself each year.
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I have c-to-c and it's worked well for me. If you use it, it's fine. If you don't, it's a waste of money. My opinion

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