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Old 07-25-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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RV time shares

I was not shure where to post this .RV time shares are they worth it ? is one a lot better than the other (coast to coast ,Thousand Trails, Colorado River Adventure Deluxe RV Campgrounds Timeshares, ) or any of the others out there ? I need input your thoughts and experiences . thanks.
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Only if your RV lifestyle is such that you can take FULL advantage of the services. This is true of ANY type of timeshare. There are many costs involved but by using the services to the full extent, it may be right for you.

I have looked at it many different times for myself and have always come away with the conclusion that it wouldn't benefit me and my RV lifestyle.

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We have looked into a few of these and have determined they do not fit our lifestyle. IMHO they are all a bit pricey. I prefer more rustic campsites with more nature and less concrete.
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If you are a full timer they are ok.
For two to three weeks a year; save your money.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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All good advice so far IMO. There are several members who have found just the right combination/match and even own two or more which they fully utilize. I think I remember one of them recently posting that they averaged $35/week for CG expenses because of them. However, as already pointed out, you have to be in a position to fully utilize them or you may well be sorry.

Sure wish I had had this talk with myself before buying that timeshare in Hawaii in 1994....

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:40 AM   #6
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We have 2 types of Camping Club Membership, 1 is Coast to Coast $10.00 per night and Passport America 50% off. As we are out on the road 10+ months a year they pay for themselves.
The first year we used CtC, we saved about $200.00 more than we paid for it. Each year after that it cost to us is about $240.00, $130 to CtC and $110.00 for Home Campground Fee. We aveage about $25.00 a night in savings, so after about 10 nights we are saving big time. One thing you must do is know where you are going and how far you will be from from that place. I use the formula of 40 miles from where we want to be or 80 miles divided by 20 times the price of gas, rule of thumb is $15.00 plus the $10.00 equals $25.00 per night, then look what a RV CG will cost us if we were closer, that's where Passport comes in at 50% off.
May sound like a lot of work, but we save $1000.00s each year and are very happy with most of the CG's.
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First (moderators) I am not endorsing or selling this. DW and I went last September, spent 3 days (complimentary) and listened to their pitch. I like the idea / concept but there's only two parks in their Group along with about 75 Hotel type units. They are associated with Bass Pro Shops but I'm not really clear on how. We thought they were expensive for what you get as far as timeshares go, but, not everyone agrees with us. We did discover a beautiful part of Virginia in the process however and we will certainly go back - I never knew General Custer was captured by the Rebs, but he was, right around the corner from the campground; lots of history around there!
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