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Old 03-07-2019, 03:57 AM   #43
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HOw many parks does escapees have? 5? I have never seen the benefits.
You should check them out https://www.escapees.com/
They have many benefits
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:09 PM   #44
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You should check them out https://www.escapees.com/
They have many benefits
OK they have 18 parks and give a small discount on PA and HH, after you join escapees. I may be interested in the mail service.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:20 PM   #45
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Check out the YouTube channel, Next Exit. They bought a TT membership for $4000 and something like $600 a year dues and stay in every campground they are at for free unless they upgrade to 50 amps which is an extra $3. If you do the math at $35 a night the $4600 a year will pay for itself in the first 131 days or 4.3 months. I've never been a big fan of camping memberships but after watching a number of his videos I'm kind of re-thinking my position. this Next Exit guy is really happy with it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:58 AM   #47
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Check out the YouTube channel, Next Exit. They bought a TT membership for $4000 and something like $600 a year dues and stay in every campground they are at for free unless they upgrade to 50 amps which is an extra $3. If you do the math at $35 a night the $4600 a year will pay for itself in the first 131 days or 4.3 months. I've never been a big fan of camping memberships but after watching a number of his videos I'm kind of re-thinking my position. this Next Exit guy is really happy with it.
That $4000 is once and done, too. After that you pay only the annual dues of (this year) just under $575.


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Check out the YouTube channel, Next Exit. They bought a TT membership for $4000 and something like $600 a year dues and stay in every campground they are at for free unless they upgrade to 50 amps which is an extra $3. If you do the math at $35 a night the $4600 a year will pay for itself in the first 131 days or 4.3 months. I've never been a big fan of camping memberships but after watching a number of his videos I'm kind of re-thinking my position. this Next Exit guy is really happy with it.
I have been following this YouTube channel as well. Not only do they give lots of info on such things, they give their actual budget numbers for the last year and a half. This is helpful to newbies trying to figure stuff out, especially budgets. We have bought the passport America pass two winters in a row. At 44 dollars, it only takes a few nights to get your money back. We found you had to look up the individual campgrounds websites to find out about restriction. Almost every PPA campground has some. Some wont allow you to camp on weekends. Some only in the winter. Some only in the summer. Some only a max of two days. Every one is different. Looking up their websites was the easiest way to determine. We used them at least three times a week, for the whole winter. This adds up to a lot of savings. I agree that lots of them are in decline. We found many of them were previously KOA campgrounds. You could tell by the A frame office. Since we were only looking for an overnight with full services, they fit the bill. Here is a link to next exits YouTube channel. Cheers.
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We used PA twice on our most recent trip and it was for just as you posted, an over night to get off the road and stretch out. It has already paid for the rest of the year.
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We just did a 600 mile trip which involved 2 nights both spent in PPA camp grounds.
One park was new and awesome and the other older and tight spaces. Either way, for about $20, having full hook ups and security is much better than boon docking in a unfamiliar parking lot.
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We use Thousand Trails, RPI, Coast-to-Coast, Escapees, FMCA, Passport America, Good Sam, Military Campgrounds, Casino Camping, State/County Fairgrounds, and free dry camping/boondocking. No one system is perfect for all areas, but ALL systems help lower costs for RVing on a Budget.


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Thanks, Great post about Thousand Trails, I will put it to use when we return from Canada later this summer, we currently have the Zone Pass.
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which program of TT do you have.. any problem getting spots.. do you have multiple ones to cover other days.. thanks for any info... retire this week. 40' monaco with toad. sa
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which program of TT do you have.. any problem getting spots.. do you have multiple ones to cover other days.. thanks for any info... retire this week. 40' monaco with toad. sa
Try to find one that allows for Park-to-Park travel with no out time. That will allow you to leave one park and pull into another the same day. The Trails Collection add-on is awesome and pays for itself usually the first week you use it.
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which program of TT do you have.. any problem getting spots.. do you have multiple ones to cover other days.. thanks for any info... retire this week. 40' monaco with toad. sa
I would say get a zone pass for a year I believe 550.00 this gets you 2 weeks in TT and you have to be out for 7 days to go to another, each zone is extra but it is a good way to try before you commit, you may have some difficulty in the Florida area during peak season at some parks but we have got most of the reservations we asked for.
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