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Old 04-27-2014, 05:55 AM   #1
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Best campground program

We are off next week to get our new to us trailer in Arizona. After which, we are heading towards Tennessee to get a few modifications done at the factory, then home to Michigan. We really like to camp in national campgrounds for the most part, not having hook ups isn't that much of a hassle for us as well. But, we find we will be staying near some cities, esp when visiting family, and in those cases, private campgrounds seem to be in order. Anyone have a campground discount program that they really like? Or dislike? There seem to be plenty around, such as the good sam club, etc. Clue me in please. And if this thread should be in money matters, let me know.

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:37 AM   #2
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The Good Sam membership pays for itself with discounts. And if you like shopping at Camping World (and who doesn't?) it's all tied in. Also, we like their roadside assistance. Got excellent service the one time we needed it.
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I've found public campgrounds where I did not expect them using programs mentioned here. Campwhere is still my favorite but it's ipad only. There are many county and city parks with campgrounds. Raz

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Raz, i have an ipad so i will get that app! I hear good sam also has good insurance. Something else to consider i guess. Thanks. Has anyone used passport America?
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Roadside assistance is separate from Good Sam membership

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The Good Sam membership pays for itself with discounts. And if you like shopping at Camping World (and who doesn't?) it's all tied in. Also, we like their roadside assistance. Got excellent service the one time we needed it.
Good Sam's Roadside Assistance requires an additional charge to their membership fee, which is tied into the Camping World discount.

In traveling from CA to TN along I-40, we were able to stay mostly in state parks, which we greatly prefer to commercial rv parks.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:50 AM   #6
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We have a membership with Passport America, although we haven't used it much recently. Although we like the 50% discounts offered there seem to be more and more conditions to meet. e.g. no weekends, no holidays, call ahead, some even no peak season. Makes many of the listings quite useless, but still we have in the past useful. This past winter we did not use it at all preferring state parks etc...
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We "HAD" a Good Sam's card .We found on several occasions that parks listed as a Good Sam park had dropped out of the program and were not honoring the discount . We also ran into several campgrounds that gave a discount with the Good Sam Card but the discount was not the advertised 10% .After contacting Good Sam on several occasions about these and other issues and getting nowhere we cancelled our membership .We much prefer Federal ,State ,County or City parks, for us they represent the best value
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I have also utilized AAA, and AARP memberships. If you call ahead for reservations ask if they have a discount program. Some will give you credit for just being over 62. The National Parks also have a program for those over 62. For $10 you get a free pass for life. The camping charges are also 50% off. Really sweet.
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Good Sam and Koa. Good Sam has a book that members can purchase at a reasonable price and it lists all campgrounds to include the Good Sam ones. We drive until we're getting tired then 1 hour out look up a campground in the book, call and make reservations. That way, we're not tied to a schedule.
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Good Sam's Roadside Assistance requires an additional charge to their membership fee, which is tied into the Camping World discount.

In traveling from CA to TN along I-40, we were able to stay mostly in state parks, which we greatly prefer to commercial rv parks.
Thanks. We too prefer national or state parks. Glad to hear you were able to pull that off on that stretch. We are traveling that road from lake Havesu AZ to Tennessee. Any places you highly recommend ?

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Hi Karen

Hi Karen,

If you send me your email address, I'll send part of a log from our trip. You should know that many of the state parks we used were 20 miles off of I-40.

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Couldn't figure out how to PM you. So here it is:
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If you click on the member's name, a thing opens up right below it and the second choice you then can click on is for sending PM. Hope that helps.
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