Is a Camping Membership right for full time travel?

Many families who want to budget for fulltime travel in the United States need to consider Camping Membership options. Here are a few options which have served many families well over the last few decades.

Campground Memberships – Are they worth it?

The general consensus is they are recommended by families who travel fulltime in an RV. The average camping cost is between $20 – $45/night and has increased over the last few years. Premium locations, like Florida or Arizona during peak season can be as high as $100/night. Campground Fees are a major expense for many new RVers and buying into a Camping Membership can save you hundreds of dollars per month as well as provide resort style amenities.

Camping costs can be reduced by using a mix of boondocking, volunteering and camping on public lands. But many families require some basic needs that the campgrounds offer. We have used these clubs over the last 10 years, so they have paid for themselves. The memberships are only useful if you make use of them. Do your homework and check to see if the campsites are in locations suited to your travel needs.

Thousand Trails

When you visit a Thousand Trails RV Resort & Campground, you’ll notice the difference! After all, with over 40 years of experience in providing the best in outdoor destinations, recreation and family camping, we are still just as committed to making sure our properties are Clean, Safe, and Fun for our guests as when we opened our first campground.

Thousand Trails is the largest and most successful provider of RV resorts and campgrounds in North America with over 80 locations in 22 states and British Columbia, Canada. Thousand Trails has combined the beauty and relaxation of a scenic nature preserve with the resort-style amenities and security of an exclusive club. At each resort, we provide a secure, gated environment with park rangers who look out for our guests’ safety – so you can focus on having fun. Today our parks are enjoyed by more than 100,000 member families and guests.

Formerly only open to lifetime members, Thousand Trails has introduced the Zone Camping Pass, which provides a low-investment way to enjoy the benefits of resort-style camping on an annual basis.

There are no sale presentations, no expensive up-front fees, and no long-term commitments.  I you are looking to purchase a membership and have additional questions or need help please feel free to contact us.

escapees round logoEscapees RV Club

The premier camping club that offers Boot Camp programs, mail and domicile service, CARE, rallies, RV Webinars and so much more.

This is a social and community club, with added benefits that get you access to SKP parks (at a discount) as well as the opportunity to join like-minded groups of people.
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passport america logoPassport America

Passport America invented the 50% Discount Camping Club in 1992 and has continued to improve on that great concept. Over 1800 campgrounds across the US, Canada, and Mexico are currently participating in the Passport America Program, with new parks joining daily. Although their concept has often been imitated Passport America is still the best value, lowest price, and the World’s Largest network of Quality Campgrounds of its kind.

With the Passport America RV Discount Camping Card, cardholder’s also receive a FREE subscription to RV America magazine. This magazine provides a fresh look within the RV Industry and provides Passport America members with many great features such as Product Highlights, and Recipes from the Road. It also provides members with updates to the current edition of the Passport America International Camping Directory.

The goal at Passport America is to save you money while providing you with the most quality & largest network of campgrounds, and a family of friends.

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Since 1972, Coast to Coast Resorts has been the industry leader in bringing RV enthusiasts access to some of the finest outdoor resorts in the country. In fact, Coast’s primary focus is to make it possible for people who purchase memberships at resorts to maximize their destination and vacation choices. To fulfill this mission, Coast to Coast has created an internationally recognized network of hundreds of resorts, enhanced with hundreds of Good Neighbor Parks, forming a network of beautiful properties where nearly any vacation experience can be found.

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