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Old 03-26-2015, 09:09 PM   #11
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Coot...we got ours for free with the coach for a year. I don't intend to pay for another which is kind of sad cause I would be willing if it were a decent value for ME. The 2 Florida parks were the best ones I've been in,,,
Sounds like you've got a good arrangement!
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:20 PM   #12
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We bought our membership in 2006 when I retired and the parks were in much better shape. We've been to quite a few and all the repeat visits show a marked decline in upkeep in just 9 years. In fact our home park is so bad we haven't been there in 2 years(may take a ride up and look it over this summer). TT/Encore claim they are spending millions upgrading parks every year, but we sure haven't seen it anyplace east of the Mississippi.

Orlando is a prime example of how bad it's getting. Water system goes out practically weekly and boil water is necessary, power goes out and all they do is smear some paint on some buildings. Sites are not level, roads are nothing but pot holes, lighting is practically non existent and they won't even replace the bulbs and the list goes on and on.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:30 PM   #13
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:53 PM   #14
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Come on out here. Just don't stay!!...
Don't worry about us coming to the west coast. Been there, done that, don't want to repeat. Coeur d'Alene, maybe.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:02 PM   #15
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Don't worry about us coming to the west coast. Been there, done that, don't want to repeat. Coeur d'Alene, maybe.
YOU EAST COAST GUYS JUST LIKE TO SWEAT
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:27 PM   #16
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YOU EAST COAST GUYS JUST LIKE TO SWEAT
Spent several weeks each of 3 years at Jacklin Seed Co, Post Falls, ID and we perspired profusely.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:09 AM   #17
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Depending on what membership you have, that can be correct. If you just go to RV Resorts in the US | RV Parks & RV Campgrounds | Thousand Trails RV Resorts and sign up for their "zone pass" membership, it is correct. However, if you have an older membership or one that was upgraded to an "Elite" membership (or the colors that OldCoot mentioned- they've changed names), you can go to parks back to back (e.g. go to one and immediately go to another).

The 4 night thing is essentially re-stating the same as above. For many memberships, if you have to be out for a week; that rule is triggered after you've been at a park for 4 or more nights. Essentially nights 4-14 require you to be out for a week. Nights 1-3, you can go back and forth between parks.

Taking today as the example:
  • Night 1, 3/26-3/27 - you're camped at campground 1 (on 3/27, you could go to another park)
  • Night 2, 3/27-3/28 - you're still camped at campground 1 (on 3/28, you could go to another park)
  • Night 3, 3/28-3/29 - you're still camped at campground 1 (on 3/29, you could go to another park)
  • Night 4, 3/29-3/30 - you're still camped at campground 1 (on 3/30, you would have to leave TT parks entirely for a week before you can go to another park)

Our Zone membership allows us to stay at one preserve for upto 4 nights.

Here is the breakdown of the ZONE PASS benefits:
- 1st 30 nights are free.
- Just $3 per night from 31st night and beyond with unlimited usage.
- No "Black Out" dates, welcome to use Holidays and weekends. Please use discretion for Holidays and special events, please book in advance.
- Can book up to 60 days in advance.
- Can do up to 14 nights in, then 7 nights out of the system. Can do “back-to-back” reservations if you stay 4 nights or less.
- You're allowed 10 people, 1 RV, 2 tents, 2 cars, 4 pets per campsite.
- Daily passes to all Thousand Trails parks nationwide.
- Discounts on rental units at Thousand Trails campgrounds
- *BONUS* Discounts at our Encore Properties nationwide of 10% off Monthly, 20% off Daily (unless a more advantageous promo happens to be running, check your Trail Blazer subscription).
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:11 AM   #18
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Thanks for clarifying, I wasn't sure if it was up to 4 or less than 4. I'm betting mine is the same.

One thing that they gloss over- you can only have 1 holiday reservation active at a time. Meaning, if you're camping at a TT park for Memorial Day, you have to wait until that weekend is over (or something) before you can make a reservation for July 4.
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- Can book up to 60 days in advance.

This one rule really irked me....as a non-member, I was able to reserve 6 months out. After paying dues to become a member, I can now only reserve 2 months out. Anyway...I point this out because if it's really that busy down there in Florida that time of year, this MAY become an issue.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:09 AM   #20
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My membership allows me to make a reservation 120 days in advance. But I was dismayed that Thousand Trails, Hershey is almost booked up in advance for the Hershey RV show.
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