I was approached by a salesperson at Bass Pro Shops to purchase a camping timeshare. I would have to visit their campground resort in VA and attend a 2 hour presentation. I asked for a brochure to look over to make a decision. I was told they did not have a brochure and would have to make my decision right then. HA I walked. The rep also told me no 5th wheels were allowed, which I thought strange. I do not own one, but why the discrimination? If anyone has purchased this timeshare, do you like it and is it worth it?
* This post was
edited 07/27/12 11:55am by Mike& Rose *
I am always very leary of anything involving a large amount of money that requires you to make a decision on the spot. That alone adds a questionable, slightly shady aspect to the deal for me.
I may get royally flamed for this, but .... IMHO No time shares are worth the investment. They are initially expensive, you usually have to pay an additional fee to use/book a facility, you are limited as to where/when/how frequently you can book, when you want to get out of it, it is very hard to sell, you have to pay certain fees even if you don't use it in some cases. That initial investment will buy you a lot of vacation time.
I never have researched RV time shares, BUT the brick and mortar type are a dime a dozen when searching the internet. More people are selling than buying time share properties, thus the question is, WHY? So research prior to purchase any type of timeshare.
I tell this type of "sale person" that I never purchase ANY THING (not even a pair of shoes) with out thinking about it for 24 hours. This stops their "sales pressure"
Please give me enough troubles, uncertainty, problems, obstacles and STRESS so that I do not become arrogant, proud, and smug in my own abilities, and enough blessings and good times that I realize that someone else is in charge of my life.
It is Shenandoah Crossing in Gordonsville. If RV timeshares are like S&B timeshares you need to run as fast as possible in the other direction. We have two S&B timeshares...although I bought one cheap on eBay and inherited another they are very expensive as the annual fees exceed $1400 for ours. In addition we belong to an exchange company, another $90 a year, and it cost $160 for each exchange. You can hardly give the things away, let alone sell them, and if you miss an annual fee payment the TS gets repoed and your credit gets slammed. They were a hot deal 25 years ago but IMHO, they are much more of a liability than an asset.