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Old 12-06-2019, 07:59 AM   #1
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Passport America on the Cheap!

I received a promo from Passport America yesterday. 4 years for $99. Offer good through today.

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I received a promo from Passport America yesterday. 4 years for $99. Offer good through today.

specialoffers@passport-america.com

Offer is for current members. 4 years is tacked onto the end of current membership. You will have to call the 800 number. Bought it. Hope they stay in business.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:05 AM   #3
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Bought it. Hope they stay in business.
What's up with them that they may go out of biz? Info please?
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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Even if they go out of business - which I seriously doubt - you can recoup that $99 with only a few stays.

Passport America has been going strong for a long time. It's a great deal, especially for full-timers. Even with their restrictions we've been able to stay longer at times for the same 1/2 price if the park isn't busy.
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I think their pitch sounds good and may work for some people. I tried them for a year and found that every place we went to, that offered a Passport America discount, only did so off season. It has been useless for us. Maybe it works better back east or for people staying at obscure campgrounds.

Trust me....if a campground is popular, there is no need to offer a discount like PA advertises, unless that campground goes dead in the off season.
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I think their pitch sounds good and may work for some people. I tried them for a year and found that every place we went to, that offered a Passport America discount, only did so off season. It has been useless for us. Maybe it works better back east or for people staying at obscure campgrounds.

Trust me....if a campground is popular, there is no need to offer a discount like PA advertises, unless that campground goes dead in the off season.
Usually leary of someone who tells me "Trust me". Certainly don't want to be seen at an obscure or unpopular campground now do we? So, enough of the witty repartee. PA has worked fine within it's limitations. Well worth the price which can be recouped in one or two nights. I would expect that the $99 will pay for itself in the first 4 stays.

I have no idea of their bottomline or financial health. Relax. "I hope they don't go out of businees" was intended to be humor. Sorry, I did not think it was that subtle to be taken seriously.
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We've been PPA members for 20 years and always jump on that multi-year cheap renewal add-on offer. We have saved thousands of dollars using primarily PPA parks whenever possible.
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Usually leary of someone who tells me "Trust me". Certainly don't want to be seen at an obscure or unpopular campground now do we? So, enough of the witty repartee. PA has worked fine within it's limitations. Well worth the price which can be recouped in one or two nights. I would expect that the $99 will pay for itself in the first 4 stays.

I have no idea of their bottomline or financial health. Relax. "I hope they don't go out of businees" was intended to be humor. Sorry, I did not think it was that subtle to be taken seriously.
I'm guessing everyone has different expectations of a campground. Of all the campgrounds we stayed at while on a four week trip, primarily along the Oregon coast, the ONLY campground that accepted PA was the worse campground of the trip. We've stayed there several times through the years, because it's the only one in that area of the Oregon coast. They're the ones who only offered off season use. Off season on the Oregon coast is called RAIN.
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We went with the $300 lifetime membership and it has already paid for itself
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I'm guessing everyone has different expectations of a campground. Of all the campgrounds we stayed at while on a four week trip, primarily along the Oregon coast, the ONLY campground that accepted PA was the worse campground of the trip. We've stayed there several times through the years, because it's the only one in that area of the Oregon coast. They're the ones who only offered off season use. Off season on the Oregon coast is called RAIN.


Exactly. Look at the reviews of their campgrounds before buying. Campgroundreviews.com, Good Sam Club, etc.
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Currently not a member, (quit RVing for awhile so let membership drop) but was a member for a number of years. In my opinion, Passport America is one of the best membership discount programs available. Good Sam and KOA's 10% is a joke.

A lot of the passport campgrounds tend to be older establishments, without all the bells and whistles that RVers with young families may prefer, but for the older retired full time RVer, Passport works.
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We've been PPA members for 20 years and always jump on that multi-year cheap renewal add-on offer. We have saved thousands of dollars using primarily PPA parks whenever possible.
We've been members for about 5 years now, and when they offered their Lifetime membership to us about 2 years ago we jumped on it! Last year, over a 35-day trip through the west and mid-west we stayed at only 5 PA parks and still managed to save $182 over paying full price!
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Passport America is great for overnights on the way to somewhere else. That is where we have found the value. After a long day's drive, we just want a quiet and safe spot to stay without spending a ton of money.
I really don't think it works too well for destination campgrounds but for along the way, it's hard to beat.
On our trip to Arizona and back, the savings paid for the membership.
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Currently not a member, (quit RVing for awhile so let membership drop) but was a member for a number of years. In my opinion, Passport America is one of the best membership discount programs available. Good Sam and KOA's 10% is a joke.

A lot of the passport campgrounds tend to be older establishments, without all the bells and whistles that RVers with young families may prefer, but for the older retired full time RVer, Passport works.
This is exactly what I was saying (bold and underlined above). I see most of the responders were TT's and Class A gassers. I'm not being a snob, but when we camp, we're willing to pay for a nicer campground, wide road, large sites and GOOD QUALITY 50 amp service. Not everyone camps the same, so if you're use to staying in nicer parks that will handle a larger rig, P.A. may not be for you.

You also have to be na´ve to be believe that a nice campground that is at 90+ percent capacity all year, is going to offer P.A.
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