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Old 05-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Hi I noticed that about 1/2 the parks in Woodalls say clubs welcome Im assuming that means a discount? I was thinking of joining the Good Sams Club but thought I would see if I could get some info on here Is this the best club to join? or are others better? Thanks
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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You're going to want more than one membership. We have Good Sam and Passport America. There's some other good ones that others can comment on.

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Old 05-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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There are several major camping clubs, an internet search will reveal them to you. They have 10%>50% discounts. You must decide which is best for you, as each has it's own family (quantity) of CG's. This means your destinations and overnight stops are the determining factor.
We have been content with Good Sam Club.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:40 PM   #4
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Hi I noticed that about 1/2 the parks in Woodalls say clubs welcome Im assuming that means a discount? Thanks
That may mean "camping clubs" are welcome. In other words, call the campground to make reservations for your camping club to stay there.
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We belong to the Good Sam Club and have enjoyed benefits of membership.
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If you are looking for camping discounts, several clubs are better than GS, which gets only 10% off in 1600 RV parks. Passport America, Happy Camper, Camp Club USA, and Freedom Resorts all offer 25%-50% discounts at numerous places.

But if you are looking for a local camping group to join, then a GS chapter near you might suit.
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We've been GS members for 6 years and have enjoyed every minute. We have taken advantage of their benefits also. If you want to join a local chapter. check out their website.
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Hi chadandapril,
When a CG says clubs are welcome, that usually means chapters of larger organizations like NKK, GS, FMCA, etc. The discount can vary depending on the negotiating skill of the chapter officer has in negotiate price. As an individual, the discounts vary by organization. GS offers 10% at the most CGs. I think FMCA is the same, but the number of CGs is less. I belong to GS, FMCA, PA, and NKK. Take a look at each organization and determine which meets your needs. There are many other reasons to join one or more of the clubs. If you like, look into a local chapter. One can find them on the club's Internet site. Attend an outing or two as a visitor/guest. There is a lot to be said for joining a local chapter of a club.
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You might also check campground membership outlet... We picked up a Platinum package for thousand Trails and with yearly dues of $550 we are free to stay at thousand trails for up to 21 days at a time and go directly to another thousand trails for up to 21 days.....etc.also have other camp grounds available for $3 - $10 Encore resorts and Naco...good luck
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Read the fine print for CGs that advertise big discounts. We are already GS members, extended warranty and road side assistance members. I almost joined another club after seeing 50% off at a CG we would have loved to stay at. The membership would have paid for itself in about one night. Then I noticed the fine print "half off regular season rate off season".
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:39 PM   #11
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Thank yall for thr info after more searching I found that almost all the parks we were gonna stay at this trip are GS parks so I joined GS to start Im gonna look into the others to see what they offer
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