Originally Posted by Miamicamper
After seeing your post I am intrigued by the Escapee RV parks. I am fairly new to RV'ing and usually look for KOA's wherever I am at but I will start looking for these parks. Do you find it is worth it to get their membership?
Escapees is more of an RV-lifestyle organization than a discount camping club.
They own 7 parks. Most of these have short-term camping options, but they are set up for long-time/full-time RVers.
There are 11 co-op parks that are lots leased by the members. Not all of them offer short-term stay options. Each is run by the individual co-op, so each individual park sets the rules (e.g. I believe some are 55+ only). You would have to contact a co-op ahead of time to see if they allow non-lessee camping.
Escapees does participate in discounts at commercial parks. The Escapees' discount is usually slightly better (15% instead of 10%) than other discount camping clubs. Trouble is, it's not as widespread and we have encountered parks who, while on the list, said they'd never heard of the discount when we checked in.
They do have an awesome mail service, lots of support for RVers, and for younger, still-working RVers there is a sub-group called Xscapers. They tend to be geared more towards full-timers and extended-timers, but they do a lot of advocacy for RVers in general.