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« on: August 21, 2013, 06:26:32 AM »

We are currently in WA. state heading slowly down the coast and stay in rv parks most of the time. When looking for rv parks I came across Thousand trails membership.It sounds like a good deal for us and I am wounding if anyone has a membership or if anyone has heard good or bad about Thousand trails.
   Thanks in advanced for any comments.  Don
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 06:33:35 AM »

Don, where are you at?  We have been in Wa., now in Or. on the coast working our way back up into Wa.  We bought a TT  NW zone pass and it has already more that paid for itself. Smiley  Right now internet is iffy where we are at and cell service is bad, so we have our phones off. Will be moving north tomorrow so hopefully it will be better.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 06:37:42 AM »

If you want to pm me your phone number we will go into town and give you a call later on.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 06:45:37 AM »

We are currently at Birch Bay and next week we will be in Long Beach Wa.Phone is 602-six seven seven,eight one four eight
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 06:48:23 AM »

Will call as soon as i can, we will also be in LB next week. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 07:14:28 AM »

            you need to check Nicks Blog on (hitchitch.com), under rv travel adventures and travels. many preowned/good deals, But you must read the details.
            ED you know Nick??
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 06:51:07 PM »

Look on CL also . Put in Thousand Trail ownership sales deals "by Owner". They have deals of way less than they will charge you.

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 08:49:43 PM »

Here is the link to the Escapees site for ". . . . . Memberships for Sale"



http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showforum=30
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 08:11:26 AM »

Ralph7, yes we know Nick and will probably be seeing him next week.  Thousand Trails has a new deal called zone passes. We bought the NW one. Good for a year from time of purchase, good for 19 parks in Wa. and Or.,  paid $425 for it, first 30 days no charge, after that  it is $3 a day plus taxes. You can stay up to 2 weeks in a park but after that you have to stay out of the system for a week.....or if you only stay for a maximum of 4 nites you can go from park to park without having to stay out. That is what we are doing right now.  Considering that the state park at Newport Or. is $27 a nite and the rv park at the marina is $42 a nite for full hookups or $18 a nite for drycamping, the TT pass pays for itself rather quickly.  Long ago (30+ years ago) we bought a TT membership but had to sell it during hard times. Nine years ago we bought a Western Horizons membership and used the heck out of it and it paid for itself. Only problem now is that they sold off a bunch of the parks that we used so it is not much use to us now. We are hoping to be in Florida this winter and may buy the SE pass to use as we travel, depends on where we are going to wander after leaving there.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 08:39:56 PM »

We started fulltiming 2 months ago and got a Passport America and an Escapees membership already!  Mostly because at the time we got them they paid for themselves.  The PA cost lime 35$ and has gotten us 1/2 price on about 4 stays already (about 15$ per stay)  The escapees were running a discount on memberships (like 39$) and we so far saved 34$ with that.

We looked at TT but was too much money and locations were no where we have planned to go.  Not a bad deal if you plan all your stays with TT.

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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 12:39:04 AM »

I am not retired yet (age only 72), have been playing the RV/Bus Conversion game for 25 years, have kept ears up on these programs, seems most folks who buy in to them, wind up selling below cost just to get out of the contract charges/fees.  I had considered a deeded lot near Orlando/Disney (My son works Disney, 25+ years), but after much reading, being scared of getting in over my head with the added fees etc, I decided just go to a KOA type CG.  That way I know where the end is.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 04:28:28 AM »

Pass port America, has worked great for us since we got it last year,have overnited and stayed up to a week in some in AZ and on our  way back to ND,10-20 bucks not bad , and when we can't find one it averiges out the more higher doller parks, cant run the generater in a walmart for less.
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2013, 06:05:24 AM »

With TT do they tell you each time you move where you have to stay next or do you pick from a list or how does it work. We were going to buy in but 10 years ago they were telling us we had to use ones in the west and then so many in the east etc? So we pulled out.

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2013, 08:17:55 AM »

I gave my TT membership to another bus guy to get rid of it when they started including the national campgrounds in Idaho and other places they over see in their package as part of the TT campgrounds
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 08:23:59 AM »

I had Passport America used it a bit. 4 years ago I stayed in a park in Punta Gorda FL for 2 months they gave me the 50% rate for both months!  JIm
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