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Old 07-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #11
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We had the unfortunate chance to stay at the Mill Pond Resort, Ashdown AR...mud sites, no wifi, no cable, no anything..the park needed millions of dollars of improvements to even be called a "RESORT"....and the pitch was like a used car salesman pushing for you to buy the car that the little old lady owned! Absolute nonsense that the park can post such an inviting web page.....nasty...nasty...BEWARE

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Old 07-29-2014, 07:12 PM   #12
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The BOSS forbids me to ever go to another sales pitch presentation. She says I make an ***** of myself. I try to stay calm but as their Bull****(capital B) keeps rolling, I can't control my distaste. They promise the world with a fence around it. I keep asking about the fine print and they try to do an end around on me and I keep trying to pin them down. The more this happens the madder I get. The last 1 we went to, the salesman asked me why I even came to the "meeting". I said I came to get my $100 prize. So they gave me instead a photo copied voucher for 3 days/2 nights in Orlando. I asked where is the accommodation and who is paying to get me there? They wouldn't tell me where I was staying and that transportation costs are my responsibility! I shredded that paper into the tiniest pieces I could make and handed it back to them and told them that they could go in my place!

I'm a Good Sam and Passport America member. Some years I break even or a little better and some years I don't. Just depends on whether I stay at public parks more or private parks.

From what I know(very little) about membership parks, if you work the system and stay at the different parks within their system, you will have to use them anywhere from 250-300 nights a year to make them pay for themselves. I can only camp maybe 20 nights a year now, so a membership would not be financially feasible for me.

I may have it wrong(been wrong once a long time ago) and I can stand to be corrected.

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Nights camped 2015 = 23
Nights camped 2016 = 25
Nights camped 2017 = 13
Nights camped 2018 = 3
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:24 AM   #13
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We bought into an ROD resort for $5500, 300/yr mtce fee, 10 year deal. We can extend to a lifetime for $3k more..but the $300 will be forever - no way to ever get out of it unless you sell the membership. I don't like that one bit.

Where our resort is most public CGs run $80-100 a night so camping as little as 10 days there pays for it. And everything (except wifi) is free- mini golf, etc. With kids that is a real savings.

I wish we could camp more but my wife and I have this problem..called jobs.

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Nights camped 2011: 11 2012: 18 2013: 12 2014: 12 2015: 13 2016: 56 2017: 8+
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