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Old 11-04-2019, 05:11 PM   #1
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I have a question and I am not sure where to get an answer, so I am trying here. Are campground memberships worth the money? and what would I expect to pay for a membership to an RV campground?
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:23 PM   #2
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I have a question and I am not sure where to get an answer, so I am trying here. Are campground memberships worth the money? and what would I expect to pay for a membership to an RV campground?
Look for a resell of one if you really feel you want one. Make sure your home park is away from your area, or you will face restrictions on use in your area. Chris
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:24 PM   #3
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The best advice I can give is try before you buy
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I have a question and I am not sure where to get an answer, so I am trying here. Are campground memberships worth the money? and what would I expect to pay for a membership to an RV campground?
My answer to you is "maybe" and "depends". No one can tell you what's "worth it" to you. A lot of variables to consider, how often will you use it, where are the campgrounds located and what are your expectations of the campgrounds condition's and amenities. That's the "maybe".

For the "depends", each 'club" or "membership" will typically have varying costs for varying plans. My advice to you is start searching (Google) the memberships and compare costs, member satisfaction, locations, etc.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:39 PM   #5
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I have a question and I am not sure where to get an answer, so I am trying here. Are campground memberships worth the money? and what would I expect to pay for a membership to an RV campground?
We have one. We like it because we pay $500 a year for dues and we usually camp about 6-8 weeks a year. If you look at per night rates we save money. Downside is we stay in the same 8 campgrounds except when we do our once year trip outside the membership campgrounds. The other thing is the buy in price. The group we are in charges about 10K initial buy in. We bought used for $900. If the one you are looking at is expanding it may be worth looking into. Ours is in 2 states now and keeps growing.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:02 PM   #6
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Campground memberships.....

I don't own one nor will I. I was interested in them but did my research and one just didn't work for us. Look at the up front cost, yearly costs and more importantly, all the little limitations they impose on you. The best I could figure is you buy in but what you bought initially is about what you get unless you're lucky. Sort of like some of the timeshare properties.

We opted to just stay where we want to go at a place we want to stay in. We can go anywhere, anytime, pick the resort we want to stay in and, with negotiation, pay some pretty good prices. Being locked into set locations can get old to us. Be sure and read ALL the fine print and limitations.
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Basically if you think any time share is a good deal then RV memberships are a good deal as that's more or less what they are.
Personally time shares make a lot of money for those selling them same as RV park memberships.
They didn't work for us due to the buy in of several thousand $$$ would get us a lot of nights in privately owned parks which don't limit how long or how often you can stay, have more amenities & more activities.
As someone said try to it out first then buy from someone on line that wants out for a lot less money.
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Basically if you think any time share is a good deal then RV memberships are a good deal as that's more or less what they are.
Personally time shares make a lot of money for those selling them same as RV park memberships.
They didn't work for us due to the buy in of several thousand $$$ would get us a lot of nights in privately owned parks which don't limit how long or how often you can stay, have more amenities & more activities.
As someone said try to it out first then buy from someone on line that wants out for a lot less money.
This is exactly how we did it and actually still like it. For what I paid I figure i can donate it and walk away with no issues when I want out. The benefit for us is that we have family close to 4 of the parks and they off all amenities and activities. This allows us to see people but still "go check the trailer" at night when its time to go.
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