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Old 12-08-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me the up and up on Passport America.Is it good or not, what restrictions do they have. Ran a few searches and didn't find much. If anyone has any info it would be helpful before I decide to jump in.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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go to The original 50% Discount Camping Club - Passport America Discount Camping Club. On their site you can see a map of where all the PA campgrounds are located. The south has a lot more than the North and North East. For the price, if you stay 4 nights at a Passport America campground you should have a complete return on your investment dues. That is not a bad deal. From there on in it is all gravy.

The web site will give you the restrictions, but you will have to visit the campground information page to see what the restrictions are. Some are a stay of one night, and it cannot be on a weekend, some are two nights, some 3 and some are unrestricted, so it varies between campgrounds.

In my humble opinion, being in Texas as I am, it is worth the small price.

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:47 AM   #3
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We have been PA members for many years, and we feel it is worth the price. As Wayne says, it only takes a few nights to get your membership dues back.

Each campground sets its own restrictions, so check the web site out to see what they are. Some limit the number of nights, some limit the time of year, some only have a certain number of sites designated as being eligible for the PA discount. Other campgrounds only discount the basic camping fee, then add full price for other amenities like 50 amp, sewer, etc.

Some PA campgrounds are nicer than others, but that is a chance you take any time you make reservations at a place you are unfamiliar with. We usually only use PA for 1 or 2 night stops.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:04 AM   #4
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we joined pa before we left for Alaska. We had our $40.00 membership fee back, before we got to the Canadian border. It was usually 1/2 price, and cash only. None of the parks were "resorts", but were quite alright for an overnight stay.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:48 AM   #5
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For us it is well worth the membership costs. We get our membership costs back many times over since we try and stay at as many Passport America member campgrounds as possible. As was said you need to look at each campground and see what their restrictions are, i.e., number of days, costs, etc.. Now Passport and Campclub have merged so to us it is even better deal. But you need to use your PassportAmerica membership, not let it gather dust. We plan our stops along the roads to coincide with Passpost participating campgrounds as much as possible and we use them as destination campgrounds when available. Good luck and enjoy the ride.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:22 AM   #6
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It was usually 1/2 price, and cash only
In the dozens of PA parks we have been to, most were indeed half price for a night, but none ever asked for cash only. I am sure there are some, we just have not found any yet.
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We stayed at a park in NC over a weekend that honored PA. But it was CASH ONLY. But for 3 nights at $12.50 a night, I don't complain. Not the best park and definately not the worst.
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I too have run into the "cash only" campgrounds, but still worth it. The split between cash or credit has probably been around 50/50.
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Cash Only ??? I thought America was still a "pay-as-you-go" country.
Cash? Credit Card? Debit? It's all the same to me. My $$$ spent on things I want or need.

You mean to tell me I'm the only one that still pays most things with cash ?
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We've been members for years and it always pays for itself. There are restrictions but they are not a problem as I see it. Great website available to help you plan your travels.

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We have been PA members for many years, and we feel it is worth the price. As Wayne says, it only takes a few nights to get your membership dues back.

They do have lots of restrictions, but, as noted, a couple of nights and it's paid for. Plus, you can talk some into longer stays, especially if business is slow.

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