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Old 04-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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We think we are going FULL TIME in July, 1 interruption, grand child due AUGUST, we do not know any thing about the different camp ground assoc. like
PASSPORT AMERICA
K.O.A.
Escapees, etc...
Please recommend the 1 or 1's you LIKE or have issues with. This is not to bash, but to choose.
I THANK YOU FOR ANY INPUT.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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I have Passport America and never used it. Good Sams always have a better rates at the same campground Passport only honor there half off on Mondays -Thursday in most campgrounds. I use America the Beautiful pass on Ferderal Parks and Corp of Engineer sites for 9.00 a night. I like State Parks as well, most of the southern States average 18.00 a night with 70' back ins. Go to Reserve America to book Federal and State Parks, there is a small fee but you can see the spots and book online.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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I am getting ready to also go fulltime as soon as the house sells. We already have a mailing address in Florida with Good Sams out of Crestview, Florida. We use a combination of Thousand Trails, Passport America, good sams and coast to coast.
We recently have returned from Key West trip with a retired military friend and stayed at NAS Key West for a week. Then Orlando for one week and a week in Ft. Lauderdale. A great trip.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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I have Passport America and never used it. Good Sams always have a better rates at the same campground Passport only honor there half off on Mondays -Thursday in most campgrounds. I use America the Beautiful pass on Ferderal Parks and Corp of Engineer sites for 9.00 a night. I like State Parks as well, most of the southern States average 18.00 a night with 70' back ins. Go to Reserve America to book Federal and State Parks, there is a small fee but you can see the spots and book online.
I had to get my wife use to booking, she would get a 45 ' and my f450 is 25' and the Redwood is 40', I told her nothing less than 65', prefer 70'.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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We have a KM membership. They have 8 camp groundsspread out in WA state (currently in one at the ocean). We have been with them for 8 years and like the value. If we stay 2 weeks a year, we cover the dues. The rest is bonus.
I happen to also be retired military. We have stayed at bases that have RV parks on them...GREAT value costing anywhere from $7-$21/night for full hookups. It doesn't get more secure either!
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We use AARP , America the Beautiful or Texas Saver Card......Anything you decide on as far as memberships go beware...:isten carefully to the speel but more importantly read read read the contract and if someone keeps interrupting you are changing the subjest (BEWARE)....Ocean Canyon Properties !!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:54 PM   #7
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We have had KOA membership (not expensive). Some KOAs are very nice, some are ok for one night and some are not good at all. We probably won't renew as it only saves a small amount.

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We use Passport America and RPI. We did buy and Thousand Trails this year and used it but beware if you stay more than 3 nights you must stay out for 7 days. We have saved a tub of money on passport and RPI. The RPI parks are 10 to 12 dollars and passport are at least half price for the first night. We neg with the owners at passport and have stayed as long as 3 weeks at the reduced rates. You just have to ask when you reserve. We are camp host at The Vineyards in Grapevine Tx and you would be amazed that most people don't know how to ask for discounts. We always ask the right questions so we can get them the best discount but most parks don't do that. We have been full timing for 3 years and totally satisfied with everthing but Thousand Trails. Go on lkine to get your memberships. Much cheaper.
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Does anyone have any experience with Escapees? The mail service seems to be very good and once we start to travel around, I think that might be the onewe use. I am not sure of the advantages of theirparks though. Would love to get others thoughts.
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We have had KOA membership (not expensive). Some KOAs are very nice, some are ok for one night and some are not good at all. We probably won't renew as it only saves a small amount.

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X2 - They are really diverse, no real standard. We stopped at one in Salina Saturday and it was such a mudhole I didn't even hook up.
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