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Old 12-02-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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I have read that many people like this Member's only Camping Club.
http://www.silentvalleyclub.com/html/


However I am confured that so many are willing to
sell/transfer their memberships for $0. Zero dollars.

Is it because once you have a membership you cannot get rid of it. Leaving you with a $600.00 annual dues bill each year until you can give your membership to someone else.

Does anyone have any insight?

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Old 12-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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Transfer fees and dues are very high for a one park membership. Also; have you driven the road into there? That alone would be enough to scare me into giving my membership away.
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Have you ever owned a Time Share? Ever try to sell one? Most are "sold" for little or no money.
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Transfer fees and dues are very high for a one park membership. Also; have you driven the road into there? That alone would be enough to scare me into giving my membership away.
Brian, we thougt the same way the first time we make the trip, now it's just a drive on a mountain road. Consider it good training for driving on ANY secondary road in the country.

Like any campground or time share, if you don't use it it's a bad deal.

I am not sure but where can you stay for 30 days at a time, up to 120 days a year in any other membership campground?

Silent Valley is great for working families that don't have time for extensive travels. Try geting into a state or local park campground with 2 day notice anywhere in SoCal.


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To each his own. I drove the road in my car and I felt it was not some place I would like to drive a 41 ft motorhome towing a car.

As far as time in is concerned I have a Thousand Trails Platinum Plus membership I picked up used for $2000 plus another $750 in transfer fees. I can stay 21 days and move to another TT park immediatly with no time out. We have yet to stay much more than two weeks in any park as we become bored and want to move on. Since we have over 80 parks to choose from we always seem to have some place to go. My dues are less too.

Actually I liked the park itself but for me it does not seem like a good investment and like the OP asked why are there so many people just giving their memberships away. I did a search and see where transfer fees will go up to $2000 next year. Maybe that is part of it.

If I understood some of the for sale ads I read, as a member you are actually a part owner in the park so I imagine you can't just give the membership back when you get tired of it.
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Before buying find out what other camping clubs can use the Silent Valley Park. I know Coast 2 Coast is one.
The DW agrees that she will stay at the KOA at the bottom of the Mountain in Banning than drive back down the Mountain.
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