Originally Posted by RitaB
Before you join Thousand Trails, check out this video.
If you look at his videos from a year ago, you will notice the change in his attitude.
Well I can only speak for myself, but thousand trails has saved our hide in this pandemic. What he failed to mention that if you were already IN the parks, they let you stay indefinitely, again I can only speak for ourselves and the park we are at. We have been here since mid-march and staying for FREE (besides our membership buy-in of course). Also, we are paying 0$ per month. His situation seems to be where he financed his purchase of an $8000 membership, hence the monthly fee. Even if we did pay the annual maintenance fee of $545, it would be $45 monthly for us. Also a little tip, you can go through Campground Membership Outlet and get a membership second hand for about half the price he quoted. Ours was $4450 for an elite membership. So I'm not sure what financial arrangement he has but it seems financed, and perhaps he should contact the finance company (if indeed it's different than TT, I have no idea).
And about the part where they have NO financial incentive, this is just a rant, and smacks a bit childish. In the park we are at, it is half empty, and TT would surely love to be taking reservations right now. Lots of revenue out the window for non-member reservations.
And lastly, I'm not sure the date of this video, but we were told on 5/6 that we could make reservations, and have. We have booked for 5/31 to move north to another TT park. So this video may be old. The comment that they are not going to be open this year is just way out of left field. I unsubscribed to this person months ago because of the childishness of the attitude at times.
However, if we were caught outside the system, I too would be frustrated, but given the situation, I think they are just trying to abide by the federal orders and not give incentive for people moving around. I for one am glad they did not allow new people in the park for a while, it may have prevented spreading. I get it. We had to cancel our plans to move east as well. It is what it is, and ranting on a youtube video is not going to solve it. I kind of like the fact this may turn somebody off from buying a membership, less competition for reservations