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Old 01-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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What clubs to join?

With our new (to us) coach hopefully being picked up tomorrow and a cross-country trip beginning soon, we need to know what clubs/services to sign up for.

I think Coach Net has been decided upon for roadside service, but what else? Where do you all recommend for campground discounts? Good Sam? Passport America? Anything else we should know about that is a must?

Thank so much! This forum and the people here have been so helpful in getting us this far. You'll probably be holding our hands all the way across the country and back.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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Coachnet or Goodsam for ERS seem to be the most recommended - I hace Goodsam and have used several times over the years with consistant good service.

Passport America is inexpensive and pays for itself in just a couple three stays.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Good Sam is great got coach on Thur and slide would not go in on Sun. they found a mechanic and reimbursed me for repair. Have used 3 times and feel they are really good.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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Passport America is a must. We quickly got our money back and now it's all gravy. You'll find a lot, or most, places have restrictions such as you can only use for 2 nights or for certain days of the week, but you'll also find some places with no restrictions. Good Sam is also good. Even though the discount isn't huge, it'll add up over a year's time.
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I would join clubs but there are too many restrictions, unless you are not retired.
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Do you belong to the Elks or Moose? Many of their Lodge's have RV parking at a great price. You have to be a member to use the facilities and the "fee" for parking can't be beat.

We use Passport America and the Elks whenever possible.
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Passport America is a must. We quickly got our money back and now it's all gravy. You'll find a lot, or most, places have restrictions such as you can only use for 2 nights or for certain days of the week, but you'll also find some places with no restrictions. Good Sam is also good. Even though the discount isn't huge, it'll add up over a year's time.
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I am full time and joined Escapees for the mail service. They have a good discount program too. Check it out.

Escapees RV Club

I join other clubs as I come across them. Sometimes they have a special deal if you join on the spot. Why join in January if you won,t use it until May?
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FMCA, Good Sam Life member, Coach Net is about it for now.
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Good for some. We dont care to move every 2 weeks like vacationers do. We do overnites to a place to usually stay at least a month.
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You need to do some research before joining something like Passport America. You know where you are going, so have a look to see if there are PA parks along the way to and where you are going. Have a look at their websites to see if they are places you'd like to stay, and what their restrictions are. Some places, you can't use on weekends... some, you can't use at all during busy season... each park establishes their own restrictions. Only then will you be able to know if it'll be worth it.

As for the membership thing, don't pick Good Sam. The discount is 10% and in most cases you can get the same discount just by asking "Are there any discounts available?". Most places will give you the 10% anyway.

For ERS, I chose Coach Net over Good Sam. Just look over the coverages before you decide because there are diferences.
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Looking for any Thousand Trails NACO / Equity Lifestyle Properties Members who have attended the most recent ELP Presentations !!!
They have been persistent at trying to force attendance and I am wondering what the REAL OUTCOME of the meetings are. None of the TeleMarketors are upfront about the real reason for the meetings.
I am scheduled to attend this coming weekend here in Florida...
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Passport America is a must if you are going to do any traveling at all. Two or three nights in Passport campgrounds and you will get your money back. One of the best investments we make.
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