I am interested in the program offered by http://www.campground-memberships.com. Apparently they are offering a "home park" to join, which gets you a Resort Parks International (RPI) membership as well as a Passport America membership for $495 (or $445.50 if you purchase online).
He suggests making your "home park" someplace that you may never go in order to get around the 125 mile restriction. He also says that you get entry into all NACO parks just as if they were RPI (same owner) and also you get two annual passes to Thousand Trails (4 nights each that can be split up).
Yearly maintenance fees for the home park are locked at $99/year for life and in addition to that, the RPI fee of $55 and the Passport America fee of $39 would be a total of $183/year.
That sounds pretty good to me - anyone have any dealings with them?
Haven't dealt with that company, but did a private transaction. A friend no longer was rv'ing so gave us their membership to a park a long ways from home. We were charged a $200 transfer fee which was steep, but since I didn't pay anything else, it was okay. It included a lot of Coast to Coast coupons so that helped offset. It works well. Some parks however enforce the 125 mile rule from your home rather than your home park. The passport america deal can be gotten from Camping world for $39 per year. I have PRI and Coast to Coast and think C2C is better than RPI, more parks. TT is okay and a nice bonus.
The key is the annual dues. $99 is good. I know some that charge over $300 per year. Make sure the dues are locked in for life and you can drop the membership (and not be committed for life). Not a bad deal overall. You might get one for a little less, but what you see is a pretty good deal, with what it includes. Talk to them about C2C
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