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Old 08-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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Paid for itself the first stop.

We just joined in June and the first stop in Orlando, Fl gave us 7 days at 50% off. Paid for the card and then some. Great value.

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Old 08-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #16
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We have belonged to PA for about five years and have saved money every year. It's like everything else when it comes to parks, some good some bad. It appears that areas that have a lot of RV travel are more restrictive than others, which makes since. Like most things, it's not for everyone but certainly works for us.


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Old 08-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #17
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I used it for several years and then got a life time card I paid $379 for in 2010.
Got some credit from 2009 card.

2010 saved me $322.50
2011 saved me $276.40
2012 I didn't travel
2013 will save me $423.91 by September 20th

Your experience may be different. Most restrictions can be worked around.
If they don't have pull through's I pass when traveling one day at a time.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Used for stopover on two trips and three day weekend. Saved $75. New campgrounds are in there that are building clientele and are bargains.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Skip426 View Post
I, found that the membership, paid for it's self in three nights stay, true there are restrictions , but seldom have I joined a discount club that the break even point was so quick.
We have been members for over 10 years.
Although sometimes the restrictions prevent us from using a member park when/where we camp, the $44 membership has more than "paid for itself" every year.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:07 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by mikebrls View Post
I also think you can only use it for 1 day of your stay
That depends upon the restrictions the set by the individual parks.
Some are 1 night some are 3 days some are unlimited.
Some parks only discount Sunday-Thusday, some only during specified months.
The restrictions and price of each park is printed in the book of member campgrounds you receive each year.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #21
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The restrictions:
I stayed at one in or near Savannah, GA that only gave the discount for the second night. We only needed on night - stayed there anyhow because we were tired and it was near the end of the travel day. I asked for a good discount but they didn't agree. My wife and I learned to read the narrative a bit closer after that one. We do have lifetime with them and do use them and will continue to use passport America. They have saved us quite a bit over the years.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #22
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I had it for a year and did not renew. Yes it saved me money. I used the book they sent to plot out my route of travel and found it added a degree of difficulty to the effort. Not all of the places were bad but a majority were places I would not stay in again. The book was not easy to use as the map is on one page and there were numerous printing errors that made it hard to find campground details that were located on the map. I did not use PPA this year on my 2 month trip and I did spend more money but was much happier with the campgrounds I stayed in. ( Read that, DW was much happier) Generally if cost is a very big part of your decision then PPA is a very useful tool. If convenience, quality facilities, security and your wife's happiness are major factors then save your $44 because you will need it. Generally you get what you pay for. JMO.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #23
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We have found some great Parks that we may not have found if not for PPA. In 6 plus years we have only found one that we would never return to. If you are looking for Resorts you probably won't find them but then maybe you will find a few Resorts like we have.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #24
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Even with restrictions PA membership has paid for itself many times over for us also.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:45 PM   #25
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It has certainly paid off big time for us! I use it a lot. We stayed in a CG last year for a month and they let us use PA for half of the stay!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #26
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Use mine all over Florida membership has more than paid for itself. Sme parks are worse than other but I mainly stay at resorts during the off season of snowbirds as PA is he'd to use here in Florida during the months of October - may.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #27
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Is it a better deal to join online or a participating CG

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