And my 2.5 cents!
I recently joined Passport America. Will use it for the first time beginning tomorrow. Called to make a reservation at the rv park we will be staying and they honored the PA discount every day of the week, which means 1/2 price per night. Talked to the owner this morning and was told that they will be dropping their discount to 2 days a week. But since I had pre-arraigned my reservation, my 1/2 price discount would be allowed. Guess they(rv parks) pick and choose when to give the discount.
I have also been a Good Sam member since 1995. Their parks are never the same. I'm sure they have a code of conduct to follow. Stayed at some that have been great and some that weren't. When they first started giving the 10% discount, you had to pay cash. Now our cash isn't worth much these days, so they allow credit/debit cards. Even had some non-Good Sam parks give me the 10% off anyway! Guess it was my good looks.
Or it could have been there was another park down the road and they wanted to keep me there.
I haven't joined a campground membership park yet. I can't control my temper enough to sit in on one of those sales parties
! I feel like the people are trying to rip me off. Many folks love them and I have seen some that were gorgeous!
Be wary of parks that advertise being a RESORT. That could amount to having an above ground wading pool or an exersise room and it contains only a stationary bike. Then charge way too much in the rate for things you would never use in the first place. If you see a brochure or photos on a website of the park, look at the vehichles and campers to see how old they are. A park might have been beautiful 20-30 years ago, so was I!
If you're staying just overnight in a place that is not TOO close to a highway/train, use earplugs or a fan to drown out the noise.
Plan your trip out in advance. Study up on the touristy things to see and do. Planning the trip is half the fun.
Take care in seeing that all maintenance is done on your rv. If something doesn't sound right, it usually isn't! The old adage about if it ain't broke don't fix it, doesn't apply here. If it ain't broke now, it will be. Regular maintenance will help eliminate most
Enjoy your camping experiences (good and bad) and above all