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Old 01-21-2011, 12:37 AM   #15
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we have never stayed at a passport campground that was not clean or acceptable...some were beautiful . i guess we have just been lucky in our choices....we have stayed in some parks with number of days restricted, but we have also had some that honored pa for the entire stay.

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Old 01-21-2011, 06:40 AM   #16
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It doesn't take many uses to cover the $44.00 fee.Some are a little out of the way but all the parks we have used were acceptable.

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Old 01-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #17
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After joining PA three years ago, we took the "life Time" option and have already recouped our investment. We seek out PA parks whenever possible.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:07 PM   #18
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We too will seek out PA parks and if the area is interesting, we'll stay an extra couple of days even if the discount is not available for those extra days. We always let the CG know how much we appreciate their participation in the PA program. If one is on an extended trip, some of the non-PA CGs are getting crazy expensive and can have a devastating effect on one's wallet.

We also belong to Good Sam Club but unless they are directly on our route, we will not burn fuel for their poultry 10% to get to them. They would probably get more business if they would offer a favorable discount. Sorry, but I have a little trouble paying $50-$60 for a very small patch of dirt I really don't want to own...I already have a BEAST to feed!

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:14 AM   #19
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Is Passport America worth joining? We are planing a trip west and the park we are spending 10 days is a Passport discount park. It sounds to good to be true, half price camping.
Please let me know the good and the bad about it.
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We are Canadians and have been travelling in both Eastern Canada and the Eastern and Southern (Florida) USA since approximately September with Passport America. I can't say enough good about them and the CG that honour the half price deal. Despite restrictions in some places we've saved our membership ($44) many many times over. The Passport America Campgrounds are all very good safe campgrounds with plenty of amenities. We will be joining PA as long as we keep travelling. I am eternally grateful to the fellow in Canada who told us about Passport America.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:19 AM   #20
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We love PPA and use it often as we travel. It will pay for its self in the first two or three uses. We advise that you call ahead and confirm that the CG is still a member of PPA before you pull in. It is a good deal and it is simpler and almost as cheap as Wallyworld of Flyin J parking without the hastel and the noise.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:53 AM   #21
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Naw! Just use my number to register on the PPA web site, or call them and use it. Most campgrounds want to see your PPA card when you check in.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:38 AM   #22
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Passport America is a great deal just be aware of the restrictions some parks put on you sure wont be long get your membership fees back
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #23
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We would not leave home without it. Oops we live on wheels!!!

PS lots of places with a limit of a day or two have happily taken our money for longer stays. BUT don't ask on the phone. When / If they see that you do not have two heads and are clean respectable folks (I'm not jumping I hope), then they would rather rent the site at half price vs a big goose egg.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:15 PM   #24
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When / If they see that you do not have two heads and are clean respectable folks (I'm not jumping I hope), then they would rather rent the site at half price vs a big goose egg.
That is the whole essence of the program. It is a win/win for everybody. As long as the owner gets more than his variable costs, it's great.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:58 PM   #25
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We stayed at a passport campground this weekend, Chickasabogue Park, 50 amp full hookup. Three nights was 28 dollars. It was easy on/off interstate and a few miles from the university my son was visiting.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:12 AM   #26
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I enjoyed reading the various replies. All seem quite positive - I just wrote a blog post myself questioning the benefit of joining a bunch of clubs. It does really seem to be where you are traveling & when. Still trying to decide if any make sense for us (and that's the key - every traveler is different!).

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Old 03-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #27
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Hi All, I just read this thread and then went to the website. There are a couple of questions I have that perhaps other members here can answer.
Years ago when we Camped we owned a Membership Campground (took years to stop their billing illegalities and nonsense) this entitled us to Coast to Coast and RPI. These were great programs initially, with $1. per night and high quality Campgrounds but as time went by (late '80s til early '90s)the number of reciprocal Campgrounds and quality went downhill.We never even went to our Member Campground, we bought it for the low dues stability and Coast to Coast/ RPI affiliation.
A major problem was during our trips the handbook became useless with the number of closings and lack of acceptance for CtoC members. The Passport America site mentions the prices and availability are all in the Handbook you receive in January. Have you found that the prices remain the whole year? Do the charges and sewer-electric fees remain the same? Has anyone notice a "Surcharge" on electric water or sewer. I suppose I could have a checklist when I call but somehow I miss a few.
I remember traveling and planning for a specific Campground only to find that the CtoC sites were taken and someone must have messed up our reservation or a "Member" just arrived and they came first.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #28
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I belonged for a year and never made my money back by a long shot. There were too many restrictions on the times that the discount was in effect and too few Campgrounds where I frequent to make it worthwhile. It didn't fit the way I travel although I might join back up if I was planning a trip in an area that had more PA campgrounds.

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