Travel resorts of America (TRA) is a lot smaller than TT, they have something like 6 parks now, 1 in FL, 1 in the NC (the flagship resort), 1 in Gettysburg, 2 in OH and a new acquisition in NY. They partner with coast to coast (C2C) who is very large and works with many different membership groups including TT and encore resorts. We purchased a membership at sycamore lodge in 2011. We love the campground and still go there all the time but it us getting harder and harder to get a good site as they are selling too many memberships these days. They have several membership levels and that is part of the issue. You can get a package that allows you to book 30, 60, or 90 days prior to your stay. You can customize by deleting things like cabin stays etc. My best advice, buy resale. You can find them for just the transfer fee. We are having membership card issues currently. A couple years ago they decided to change their membership cards to a photo ID. No biggie except you had to go yo a presentation to get them. We drove 30-40 min to the closest location and sat through the stupid thing, had our pics taken and never got our new id's. I have spent 3 years trying to sort this out. I hear everything from, "we switched companies and can't get those records so you will have to do it again" to "talk to corporate, we can't help you", to "just email us a picture and we will send you a new ID." I even tried to set up an appointment for the presentation and was told they weren't scheduling at that time.
. As a new member, this shouldn't be an issue for you.
You have to pay a separate yearly dues to C2C. C2C will get you cheap stays at lots of campgrounds but their may be some blackout dates, you can't pick your site and or you may not be able to get a FHU site. You must have a home resort to be a member of C2C . Many campgrounds have blackout dates. For example I can't use my C2C rates to stay at Camp Hatteras in NC on holiday weekends but any other weekend I'm paying $10/night instead of $90/night. They do have a lot of campgrounds.