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Old 09-30-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about this one and wonder if anyone has experience with this and if so is it worth it?
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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We have had good experience with Passport America in general. I must say that some of the parks are not the absolute nicest ones in town, but all in all they generally are pretty good for the price. We are fairly picky about where we stay, and we are usually able to find a PA park that we enjoy staying at. I say for the price it is definitely a good thing to do.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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We have had good experience with Passport America in general. I must say that some of the parks are not the absolute nicest ones in town, but all in all they generally are pretty good for the price. We are fairly picky about where we stay, and we are usually able to find a PA park that we enjoy staying at. I say for the price it is definitely a good thing to do.
That's kinda the answer I thought I would get and for the price it is recovered in perhaps 2 stops, maybe one of multiple days. It is rare that we stop at the same place twice other than some spots near home that we enjoy with golf, pools, hot tubs etc. Some friends have the card and say it is great but............... more opinions......

Thanks for the info
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
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There are endless threads on the topic and a search will yield endless opinions, but basically they boil down to the fact the entry price is so low that if you are on the road a lot you can usually at least make your money back at worst and maybe come out quite a bit ahead at best. There are a lot of restrictions and as mentioned these aren't always the nicest parks around, but the low membership price and $20/night campgrounds mean that most members come out ahead, some a little, some a lot depending on how much you travel.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:02 PM   #5
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very good first few times we used it more then payed for it
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Certainly worth joining. Will pay back in just 2-3 stays.

Most PA parks are of a size or in a location such that they need to attract business out of season or on weekdays. Not bad parks, just not big. Lots of mom and pops.

There will be restrictions , typically PA discount only good for two nights, or not valid F, S night, or not valid Mem Day thru Labor Day. But it will still pay for itself quickly. Well worth
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Joining PA is downright inexpensive for the cost savings that it offers. We reup every year. I was delighted to find out (and unbeknownst to us at the time) that Artillery Ridge in Gettysburg was affiliated with PA. It cost us $63 for three days of camping in a pretty decent CG. They have a nice web site listing all of the participating PA campgrounds. What I usually do is look at the places where we would like to visit and then see if there is a PA nearby. It is true that they don't honor it in July & August. When I first learned of that I thought what good is it if I cant go in the summer! It's a waste of money!! But actually we start our camping excursions here in Ma. in May, and go exploring the Fall foliage in Sept. & Oct. So it works for us.
I can't see where one can go wrong joining PA at such an affordable price.
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A good product for those on the road and like something better then wally's world. We have a life membership and like previously mentioned some places are very nice and some not so nice. Never had any problems in the not so nice parks. Hard to beat the price in this day and age of inflation. deSanford
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We use it fairly often, their web site is good for locating participating CG. If the CG restrictions don't align to your needs, I have found that often when asked a CG will extend the PA price to you anyway.
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We save more than our membership every year. However, the directory they send out every year is very, very outdated. I have experienced two campgrounds that have not been PA for over 2 years, yet they are still listed in the directory. One campground changed owners and they told me after repeated calls to be removed from their book, they are still listed. Call ahead before just stopping in to make sure they are still PA and verify the discounts and restrictions. Still a good deal.
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Thanks for all the responses, very helpful indeed. I did do a search but not much associated came up however after I posted there was a list at the bottom of the page that specifically mentioned PA.
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I would imagine that their smart phone app would be kept more current and the paper directory.
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We use it every trip. Highly recommended. What else can I say, except read each campground's exclusions for Passport. Sometimes weekends, holidays, etc are excluded.
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