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Old 02-07-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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Camping world time share calls!

Just got a call last night from camping world promising the moon if i go listen to a pitch at one of their campgrounds. Sounded like a time share, so did some research and it is a time share. What the hell is camping world doing trying to sell me a time share! Plus, I cannot get my head around why they would think someone with and RV would want to be tied down to a time share...the whole point is not to stay in the same places!

Anyone else have this unfortunate experienced know more details?
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:34 PM   #2
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What did you do to get on their phone list?

I doubt I’ll get one.....and I’m fine with that.

Marcus is on my “blocked list” if I’m wrong.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:36 PM   #3
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What did you do to get on their phone list?

I doubt I’ll get one.....and I’m fine with that.

Marcus is on my “blocked list” if I’m wrong.
No idea...my only guesses are making a purchase at Camping World or being a Good Sam member.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:47 AM   #4
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Just got a call last night from camping world promising the moon if i go listen to a pitch at one of their campgrounds. Sounded like a time share, so did some research and it is a time share. What the hell is camping world doing trying to sell me a time share! Plus, I cannot get my head around why they would think someone with and RV would want to be tied down to a time share...the whole point is not to stay in the same places!

Anyone else have this unfortunate experienced know more details?
I might be wrong but timeshares also exist at resort style campgrounds. Could be what they are are selling.

Once you join a membership like Good Sam, you agree to receive marketing. There may be someplace you can click in your membership to turn off the sales pitches.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:55 AM   #5
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A) are you 'sure' it was 'the' Camping World, or was it just someone with a 'similar' name? I know of nothing CW is involved in as far as campgrounds.

B) yes, many folks like to 'camp' at the same places, over and over, every chance they get - just look at all of the seasonal campers at many campgrounds - the camper simply sits there the whole year and is used as often as the owners want - it's their 'seasonal' vacation or weekend home.
Having a guaranteed spot at a favorite campground is actually appealing to a LOT of folks who don't want to struggle with reservations and a lot of travel time, or to places they are not yet familiar with. Maybe a 'time share' of sorts solves a lot of headaches for many.
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A) are you 'sure' it was 'the' Camping World, or was it just someone with a 'similar' name? I know of nothing CW is involved in as far as campgrounds.

B) yes, many folks like to 'camp' at the same places, over and over, every chance they get - just look at all of the seasonal campers at many campgrounds - the camper simply sits there the whole year and is used as often as the owners want - it's their 'seasonal' vacation or weekend home.
Having a guaranteed spot at a favorite campground is actually appealing to a LOT of folks who don't want to struggle with reservations and a lot of travel time, or to places they are not yet familiar with. Maybe a 'time share' of sorts solves a lot of headaches for many.
You just described us. We have several campgrounds in mid Florida to the Keys we love to stay at.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:16 PM   #7
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Timeshare camping

On last summer trip we stopped at Rushmore Shadows CG, Rapid City, SD. Regular rate was $75 per night FHU... we agreed to hear their time share pitch and, in return, got 3 nights FHU for $40 total.. was well worth the 90 minutes we gave them.. they offered membership with access to network of some 200 campgrounds.. no way would we do that but we sure saved a bunch by listening to the pitch...
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Ummm...I think you are referring to the Coast to Coast Membership Club that is affiliated with Good Sam.
You buy a membership in a single campground ("home") and then for typically 10 bucks a night...you get to camp at any other park in the network. Wasn't right for us but being able to pick a home campgroud you like and then visit others aroud the country obviously has some appeal for some. Parks are typically quite nice. Here's a link to more:

https://www.coastresorts.com/coast-to-coast/
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A) are you 'sure' it was 'the' Camping World, or was it just someone with a 'similar' name? I know of nothing CW is involved in as far as campgrounds.

B) yes, many folks like to 'camp' at the same places, over and over, every chance they get - just look at all of the seasonal campers at many campgrounds - the camper simply sits there the whole year and is used as often as the owners want - it's their 'seasonal' vacation or weekend home.
Having a guaranteed spot at a favorite campground is actually appealing to a LOT of folks who don't want to struggle with reservations and a lot of travel time, or to places they are not yet familiar with. Maybe a 'time share' of sorts solves a lot of headaches for many.
Being a Camp Host usually involves 'camping' at the same places for months at a time. Many lasting friendships made over the years! More time spent camping and less time traveling.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:07 PM   #10
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We attended the Tampa RV show (never again!) and signed up for a drawing. It ended up being a spiel about CWs travel club. We drove to the resort North of Orlando and for our trouble, we received 3 free nights at any of their 7 resorts + a 7 night cruise for 2 + 2 round trip tickets + 3 nights accommodations. We may or may not do some of that, but you're right, it is essentially a time share for rv'ers. You can stay for free for 2 weeks at a time and can come back after a week. You can do that all year long at any of their resorts - FL, OH, NC, GA. They are purchasing old KOAs and refurbishing them to be 'resorts'. In our opinion, the one we went to had a long way to go to be a resort! You also become a member of a travel club allowing you to stay in condos/timeshares all over the world for $299-$699 per week. And finally, you have access to a website giving you access to hundreds of campgrounds all over the country where you can stay for $10-$25 per night.
Their selling point is that you always have a safe and quality place to stay; non-members are not allowed; your children and grandchildren over the age of 21 can also use any of the accommodations with or without you; and your children can inherit your membership.
Not anything we are interested in but yes, Marcus and Camping World are definitely into the RV timeshare business!
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