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Old 11-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Anyone know the cost of a membership today. I have been told about $12,000.00. Is this true?
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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Yes, or more, depending on the level of membership you chose.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:07 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UPS 34:
Anyone know the cost of a membership today. I have been told about $12,000.00. Is this true? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It could be. It can also be free for one coast with a $2500 +\- add-on for both coasts. It all depends on where you buy your coach.

I bought my coach at a dealer that gives it away for free. Some people, I have been told, buy a cheap pop-up to get the membership and then sell it. Even if they lose $1000 selling the trailer, it is still cheaper than walking in to Thousand Trails off the street.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:58 PM   #5
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Lazy Days, one of the dealers who "gives" a Thousand Trails membership with each RV purchase, states that the value of the membership is $7995. That's for either East Coast or West Coast membership. A combination of both (nationwide) is $2500 more.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:31 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Roamer:
Lazy Days, one of the dealers who "gives" a Thousand Trails membership with each RV purchase, states that the value of the membership is $7995. That's for either East Coast or West Coast membership. A combination of both (nationwide) is $2500 more. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I regularly get approached by people on a 3 day trial visit asking if the $11,000 + membership is worth it and I let them know if they have not purchased an RV yet that they could save $9,000 by purchasing one at LazyDays to get the free membership. You can usually deal with them below book value and there is no minimum purchase price to qualify for the free membership.

Watch out for the place down the street. They may tell you that they offer the same deal with a free TT membership but it is not for a coast East or West but just the one park. LongView got an aquaintence of mine that way. They did not find out until several months later when it was too late to back out of the deal that they had been misled (lied to).
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:54 PM   #7
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There are tons of used memberships out there for free or for very little money. We got our nationwide Thousand Traisl/NACO platinum membership for $100 plus a $500 transfer fee because the woman's husband had died and she no longer used it. She wanted to give it to us, but my attorney said to give her $100 to make it a binding contract.

Be aware that there are dozens of different memberships out there and they do not all have the same benefits, so know what you are buying.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nick Russell:
There are tons of used memberships out there for free or for very little money. We got our nationwide Thousand Traisl/NACO platinum membership for $100 plus a $500 transfer fee because the woman's husband had died and she no longer used it. She wanted to give it to us, but my attorney said to give her $100 to make it a binding contract.

Be aware that there are dozens of different memberships out there and they do not all have the same benefits, so know what you are buying. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Watch out for used or transfered memberships. If they are not National they will not include new parks that have come into the group since the membership was written unless upgrade fees have been paid through the years. We became members because we saw all the new reserves that were in the making in areas that were of interest to us but bumped up to a National instead of a Coastal membership just so we would not have to deal with upgrade fees through the years.

There are also some perks that you get with a membership through LazyDays that are extra cost by other means.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:40 PM   #9
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Do you guys really believe those Lazy Dayz TT memberships are FREE ?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jestme13:
Do you guys really believe those Lazy Dayz TT memberships are FREE ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They average it out since only a very few actually take advantage of it and become members so they are not paying out one membership for each coach or trailer sold new or used. That one membership is re-offered many times before someone takes advantage of it. Repeat customers that already took advantage of the Thousand Trails membership are not going to cost them either and they do a large amount of repeat business too.

I know what I paid for my coach and can tell you that there was not an extra $5,000 or $10,000 tacked onto the price of the coach.

Right now they have an 1982 26 foot Brave worth about $3,000 and a 1985 30 foot Avion worth about $5,000. With either one you still get the same ThousandTrails one coast membership that I got if you choose to activate it. I know people who have bought the $2,500 special off the lot and then took the one coast membership and all they pay is the reduced annual membership fee worked out for LazyDays members.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jestme13:
Do you guys really believe those Lazy Dayz TT memberships are FREE ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If so, I have things I'd like to sell to you, too. All sales come with free kittens/puppies/fish or _______. Need a bridge?
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:04 PM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeeTheUSA:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jestme13:
Do you guys really believe those Lazy Dayz TT memberships are FREE ? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If so, I have things I'd like to sell to you, too. All sales come with free kittens/puppies/fish or _______. Need a bridge? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They better have the proper paperwork and be priced 20% to 30% below list.

Don't kid me about the bridge most in this country have already been purchased by other governments.

The memberships are being paid by LazyDays at a substantially reduced rate and built into the overhead of what would normally go to advertising and spread over the volume of the entire business. They move a lot of coaches and everyone who buys a coach there, even those who import them into other countries pay for part of the memberships. I paid less for my coach at LazyDays then the other three dealerships on I4 were willing to talk about. They did not even come close.

LazyDays is far from perfect but I do have to give them this one.
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