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Old 09-28-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Whats the best RV membership???

Hello folks, we are newbies to this RV thing and were wondering what is the best membership to get? We are planning a trip to the USA next year for 2 months and we need to know where all the campsites are, how to access them and basically a kickarse directory!! LOL

I hope someone can help us out!!!

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Old 09-28-2016, 10:08 PM   #2
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We have both KOA and GOOD SAM. KOA is a bit more expensive than the average campground, however, you receive a discount and points that add up to $$ off camping each time you stay at a OA. Google both and get the full details.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:21 PM   #3
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Get the RV Parky smartphone app or the RV Travel Savings Guide by Good Sam (available on Amazon or at Camping World stores/website).
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:11 PM   #4
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Get iExit too.....it's Next exit for your phone. Not a 100%, but it's getting there..
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:19 PM   #5
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After looking at the various apps and books you may find you prefer no membership and just keep all options open. We find we prefer stats and national parks, Corp of engineer, local city campgrounds, etc. Try both on short trips to find what you like.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:42 AM   #7
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It really depends on how often you're moving and the dates. For a 2 month trip, I would likely sign up for Passport America as it gives you discounts to many campgrounds, but usually is only good for a couple of nights and excludes weekends. When it works, it can be a great savings. And I would sign up for Good Sam as it often gets you a smaller discount at places without exclusions (usually).

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Old 09-29-2016, 06:42 AM   #8
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As a fellow Canadian I like Passport America. It saves 50% off participating campground daily rates and usually about two nights camping pay the yearly dues. There are usually restrictions on length of stay and weekends or holidays however, when we travel to the US for six weeks or so we usually save several hundred dollars on campgrounds. It may not be for you but worth looking into. Enjoy your RV.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:44 AM   #9
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As for campground directories. I use a couple of resources:

1) I tried a lot of apps out and ultimately found that the $10 Allstays Camp & RV was better for me. I tried iExit, RV Parky, and others.
2) www.rvparkreviews.com for checking reviews
3) from a computer (not phone or tablet), RVParky.com has a very simple Trip Planner that I find better than anything else out there. I just hate that it's not mobile friendly.
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It really depends on how often you're moving and the dates. For a 2 month trip, I would likely sign up for Passport America as it gives you discounts to many campgrounds, but usually is only good for a couple of nights and excludes weekends. When it works, it can be a great savings. And I would sign up for Good Sam as it often gets you a smaller discount at places without exclusions (usually).

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Totally agree with ependydad. We have Passport America and it usually pays for itself within 2-3 days even with some of the restrictions. Good Sam is good practically all the time and at most all parks. Check their website for more information Passport America Campgrounds and Good Sam Club
You might also be interested in rvparkreviews.com that way you can always check out the campground before making any reservations. These are reviews written by RVers who have stayed at these parks. Have fun in your travels.
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