Originally Posted by pasdad1
Get a real membership, not the camping pass. Get it used through https://www.campgroundmembershipoutlet.com/
Add in RPI and the trails collection and you easily triple the number of parks you have access to.
Many, many different memberships available on the used market…..many with terms not available on the newer contracts they sell today.
We purchased an old membership from the 1970’s and can reserve spots 210 days in advance….(we are guaranteed in writing to be able to reserve 30 days farther out than any current membership sold by TT). Being able to book sites this far in advance, there is no problem reserving sites.
We did this so we could be sure of staying in the Florida parks during the winter.
You need to stay in thousand trails parks at least 30 days per year to make it financially feasible…..but if you are full-time, this is easy, and will save you money.
EXACTLY......RESALE-----here is another Resale Site
We purchased a 'membership' with $59/annual fees (locked in--lifetime of membership) plus an annual affiliate membership with RPI/AOR/C2C.....total buy in was $950 first year
Second year we dropped RPI (Duplicate of C2C) and AOR (very few CGs and difficult reservation)
Second year fees were $59/Home and $119/C2C
C2c was Deluxe----2 week stays at any affiliate CG thru out the year. $10/$15 nightly fee (yrly dues increased over time to $129/yr and then to $139/yr over 7 yr period
Home was 2 weeks free per year
FT the RESALE membership saved us LOTS of CG fees
Many times we stayed at TTs .....many times at Private CGs not open to the public
We used the memberships WHEN we were IN an area NOT just because we went to that CG....CGs were not our destination
We also had PassPort America membership ---$44/yr with 50% Discount off daily rate at CGs that accepted PA
State/National CG, COE CGs, Fairgrounds in off season, City Parks, Public CGs and Boondocking while FTng
*Never stayed at a Parking Lot or Rest Area
Most stays were at least a week or 2 weeks
Traveled 250 miles between destinations...then during a our stay we would rack up 500-1000 miles out exploring the local areas
CGs were for parking RV and place to sleep.....
We FTd to travel/explore/see small town USA ...not to park the RV and live in it
FT is a Life Style...not a vacation
Slow and Easy and ENJOY IT!