We received by snail mail a complimentary pass to stay at a 1000 Trails campsite - 3days, 2 nights in exchange for listening to their 90 minute seminar on their package. The location is the Forest Lake Preserve, Advance, NC.
Anyone familiar with this offering? Anyone know the cost of 1000 Trails package offering (just to avoid shock)?
I was born in Great Falls, Mt. My parents moved when I was 5. I found them when I was 10 - they were in California.
Thousand Trails can be a great membership IF you buy a resale for a few dollars, IF you are a fulltimer and IF most of your traveling is in the Pacific West. My wife and I got three free nights in Las Vegas last year for listening to a sales pitch. We told the salesman at the beginning of his pitch that we were not interested in buying so his 90 minute speech was shortened to 30 minutes.
Thousand Trails has so many membership options it is hard to compare one membership to another. You can buy a resale for $700-$1000, plus transfer fee. The memberships plans we were quoted by their salesman was $4,000-$8,000.
Hi Bruce.. If you can resist the sales pressure, and like to know more about thousand trails, then you can glean lots of information from them, and enjoy a free visit to the campground to check them out..
I also agree with Norm that you can find a resale for much less than buying a New membership.. and usually the salesperson will tell you, that you must let them know that day if you want to buy...
It is just one of their sales gimmicks they use..
If you go to one of their sales pitches, plan ahead with all the questions you want answered, so you will have a better understanding of the membership.. It may or may not work for you..
When we went to their sales meeting, we also told them up front that we would not buy that day, and didn't, but some of their parks are very nice..
We bought into a different membership that fit our needs better..
We got an offer for 30 nights at Thousand Trails within any 30 day period when we bought our coleman pop-up trailer 2 yrs ago. It was valid for 1 year and we used it for 1 week close to the expiration date. We sat through the sales pitch and did not feel it was high pressure in anyway. We went to the Chesapeake VA location. We told the salesman we would let him know the next day if we were interested. Although we really like the cg we were at, we thought the price was too high and respectfully declined. He told us if we changed our mind to let him know. That was the end of it - they didn't come by our site and bug us about joining, they were very nice to us when we saw them in the cg. I thought it was well worth it. 6 months later we got a real nice discount promo offer in the mail. We thought about it more and decided to look at resale memberships to see if they were cheaper. The problem with that was the info being given by the seller did not match that being given by Thousand Trails. I made sure to get the memberhsip number of the membership being sold and verify it with TT. Several months after the promotional offer expired we called to find out if they were planning any other promotional offers and to keep us on their mailing list - they called me back within the hour and offered me the same promo I received in the mail. We signed up and will be using the membership for the first time in a few weeks. I hope the other cgs are as nice as Chesepeake.
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We have been TT members for almost a year now. We just stopped by TT Lake Whitney Tx. one day to see what it was like. They gave us a tour and offered us a free weekend. We came back a couple of weeks later and camped. The sales presentation was short and at no time was any pressure applied to get us to join. We told the salesman we would let him know the next day what we had decided. That next day we told him we liked what we saw, but thought it was a little expensive and we where going to wait. After checking out resale memberships and getting some prices we went back to them and told them what we found. After that the salesman went to the sales manager and came back with an offer for a regional membership for the same price as the one resale we had looked at. We signed up that day, where given a nice gift and also another free weekend in one of there rental units since we didn't have a unit of our own at the time, only a tent. Since buying our travel trailer we have camped there every weekend but one and just finshed up a 10 day stay last week. We love using the CG becuse of 1)the security, 2)the friendlyness of everyone there, 3)they keep the place clean and spotless, 4)all the activities available for kids and adults, and so on. Bottom line is that you will need to make the decision. With our experiences at TT I recommend it to all, but thats only my opinion. Hope this helps in some way. Happy Camping.
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Had a free offer for Carolina Landing tt on Lake Hartwell for two nights. Got there and all the sites were ultra small. The interior rds were in bad need of repair. I didn't find a site that I could get into, so we left and went to an army corps campground. Let us know how the Advance campground is.
1000 Trails is a pretty good deal if you get a re-sale and if you will use it enough. We did the same "3 Day/2 Night" trip at the park at Lake Whitney, Texas. Had a great trip and was not pressured to buy anything. I'd say take the "freebe" and see what you think. It is something we may look at again in a few years.
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when i bought a 1999 fleetwood mallard tt fleetwood sent me a free 2nights 3 days pass for any camp ground that was 1000trails so me and the "ex"wife wanted to go to the one near nashville tn when we got there the place was a total dump i wont have stay there for the camp ground we drove thru and was on the road in minutes we had called weeks before and told them we were comeing from northern ky and would take hours to get there they told me it was very nice boy did they lie! anyway we head back up toward ky and then back down to gatlinburg tn we had been on the road that day for 14 hrs and had a great time where we always stayed at wrote fleetwood a letter of what a dump they were wanting people to stay at and never heard anything back, i learned that if something is free its not worth having
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Yeah, me too! Mine came inside that latest CW mailer and is for the same 3 days and 2 nights in Orlando or Las Vegas. If I was closer to Orlando I'd consider it, and Las Vegas holds no interest.... heck, last time I was there... 29 years ago, I ended up getting married (and we're still married) . So if anyone is interested, I'll mail it to you. Just e-mail me.