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  • Travelinlady
    Travelinlady :
    Tue at 9:17 AMI was checking our past Thousand Trail reservation for 2018 and counted the number of night we stayed in TT parks for a total of 159. If you figured about $45 a night at other parks the cost would have been $7155 for the year just for the 159 nights we pa...  more
    • Jon & Sue W and 8 others like this.
    • Travelinlady
      Jon & Sue W Tue at 9:24 AM That’s always the way we look at it. It’s not always perfect, but we’ve paid more and gotten less.
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      • Travelinlady
        Travelinlady Tue at 9:45 AM We were in Texas this past winter the TT we were in was 5 star compared to the other parks that were available around us. We go in not expecting 5 star but have been very surprised at some of the parks. We are very very happy with our purchase. Thanks Chad
    • Travelinlady
      Glen and Debbie Hooten Tue at 2:21 PM We have found the same. We are starting our 3rd year and when I finish RVing I can give the membership away and still be happy. As long as someone pays the transfer fee.😊
    • Travelinlady
      Halfloaf Wed at 10:58 AM Plus I pay real money (ha!) for my 3 month winter stay and my discount is about half my Thousand Trails fee so... free, it's nearly free. 110 nights last year.
  • Steve & Karen
    Steve & Karen:
    April 8Lindsay,
    You need to read the article by RVLove on thousand trails. It defines each type of membership and the differences in them. If you decide to buy contact Chad Hoel at campground resellers. It will save you several thousand dollars on your membershi...  more
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    • Lindsay.Oneto and 2 others like this.
    • Steve & Karen
      Chuck & Debbie April 8 We did the same thing that Steve & Karen did. Read RVlove (and more), figured out what benefits we wanted, and went to Chad at campground resellers. We have all zones, 21 days in, 7 out, park to park, dues are frozen. We also purchased the Trails collecti...  more
  • Lindsay.Oneto
    Lindsay.Oneto:
    April 8Hi everyone, we just bought our RV last week and are looking into this. I keep reading about fees, what I originally saw was just a flat rate or so I thought. Maybe I was looking at something else or just the basic package but can someone please help. We ...  more
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    • Lindsay.Oneto
      Jerry and Kim April 9 What kind of fees? If you need help private message me.
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      • Lindsay.Oneto
        Lindsay.Oneto April 9 It was basically charging me the whole price minus a discount of maybe $60. I finally got the one close to use to work but another one that's listed as a TT in our zone (an hour away) is still charging me as of last night. I'm going to try it again in a l...  more
      • Lindsay.Oneto
        Lindsay.Oneto April 9 As I'm reading through the FAQ on the TT website, how can I tell if im in "overflow" or not? It is still trying to charge me the regular camping fee for one park minus a $20 discount.
    • Lindsay.Oneto
      Jerry and Kim April 10 You may want to check and see if you are buying a membership or is it trying to make a reservation. That would explain the fees.
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      • Lindsay.Oneto
        Lindsay.Oneto April 10 I'm going to call today, I'm putting in my member number but it's still trying to charge as an actual reservation. Hopefully they can explain it. Thanks for all your help!
    • Lindsay.Oneto
      Stefan & Eva April 10 On the reservation window it says fees, but for me it's always 0
    • Lindsay.Oneto
      Marilyn & Grant Tue at 9:32 AM We have one for sale, 21 days in and no out time (meaning you can go right to another TT Park) amongst other things plus frozen dues at 62. I did just hear that unless you are the original purchaser from TT (& not a resale) the dues are not frozen. We don...  more
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      • Lindsay.Oneto
        Lindsay.Oneto Tue at 9:41 AM Thanks so much but since we are staying local for awhile we just went with the basic zone pass. Hopefully in the future when kids get much older or we become empty nesters we can up grade!
      • Lindsay.Oneto
        Susan & Richard Tue at 10:16 AM Hi Marilyn,  It's Susan. I am retiring soon and my husband is disabled.  Have been looking at TT resales and definitely not understanding it all.  


        2 years ago, I got the name and number of a couple who do these re...  more
    • Lindsay.Oneto
      Marilyn & Grant Tue at 9:45 AM You shouldn't have to pay a nightly rate only your yearly membership fee. Some memberships won’t let you book another Park if you already have a booking online. Why it would be trying to charge you is a mystery but the old saying is 1000 Trails, 1000 contracts!
  • TeamFoxy
    TeamFoxy:
    April 6When we bought our current RV, the dealer gave us a 13 month membership in 1000 trails with the Trails Collection for the SE zone. I've booked several stops along our trip north next month. We figure we have a year to figure out if it will work out well t...  more
    • TeamFoxy
      SoloSteve April 6 Best thing to do is call them and ask, it all depends on what the small print that came with your deal says, and they can be very different one from another, although they sound like the same deal on the surface.
    • TeamFoxy
      Barry & Millie-Ambassadors April 6 I believe after being in a park for 14 days you must be out of system for 7 days and them you can go back in for 14 days again
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      • TeamFoxy
        TeamFoxy April 7 No where on the web site or in any of the paperwork provided does it mention that. OTOH, it was free so its not like I can ask for my money back:-) We have stays booked at Crystal Isles, Natchez Trace and Green Mountain Park so I will ask when we get to o...  more
    • TeamFoxy
      R&R Scott April 7 We have a primer membership 21 days in and can go to next park same day then back to park we left plus all encore parks
    • TeamFoxy
      Jim Conrad April 8 I have a Platinum membership that allows 21 days in a park, then I can go to another TT park for a minimum of 7 days, then return to the original park.  Or, I can go park to park for 21 days at a time.
  • Ron & Liz
    Ron & Liz :
    April 1Has anyone stayed at Alpine Lakes in Corinth NY? Your feelings? 3 big rigs traveling together in early October. Thanks for any info.
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    • Ron & Liz
      Jack Huber April 1 Yes, and I posted a review of the park in March:
      https://www.jackhuber.com/travel-blog/park-review-alpine-lake-rv-resort-corinth-ny
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  • Jerry and Kim
    Jerry and Kim :
    March 30Sitting by the Firebirds waiting for the fire to start. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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  • Jerry and Kim
    Jerry and Kim :
    March 30A beautiful day at RVILLAGE 2.0 weather is perfect and so are the donuts and coffee.
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  • Jack Huber
    Jack Huber :
    March 27The $2 per package fee at several TT resorts is getting to be very cumbersome. We had an order coming in from Amazon, who split the shipment into 3 boxes, meaning we had to come up with another 6 bucks (I only had $5 on me). Grrr.

    Receiving packages ...  more
    • Big G & Lou and 1 other like this.
    • Jack Huber
      Samatha Gearworth March 30 Post office will stop them for charging for packages.
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      • Jack Huber
        Jon & Sue W March 30 They’re not charging “for” packages. They’re charging for the “service” of getting them to you (or keeping them until you pick them up. Still sucks but nothing the PO can do. 
    • Jack Huber
      WDK450 March 30 Nothing you can really rely on with the Fedex/USPS deal. I HAVE seen FEDEX trucks delivering to small USPS offices, and FEDEX mailboxes in front of the P.O.'s I have had the tracking for stuff say (recently) it was being turned over to USPS for delivery. ...  more
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      • Jack Huber
        curt603 March 31 the last few purchases i made were ebay because they were cheaper than amazon, not 2 day delivery but fast enough
    • Jack Huber
      Abraham & Eli Solomon March 30 This is why we need to stand together, TT location are not forced charge or deny your USPS. I think they should charge a flat monthly fee for all packages. The Averge per year will be worth it to them.

      I pay $100.00 a year for iPostal1 to tak...  more
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      • Jack Huber
        Abraham & Eli Solomon March 31 We as Customers have the right to tell TT what we want and expect they work for us, there are way too many Corporate Apologist in an age of Poor Customer Service they fight for Customer Oppression then Good Customer Service kind of like (Sit down and shut...  more
    • Jack Huber
      Andy F March 31 So keep your measly $2 and have your mail sent General Delivery. TT is a business, they don't have to accept your mail at all. Period. Be glad that tiny $2 fee is saving you a trip to the post office. Think of it as a tip for the courtesy of them handling...  more
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      • Jack Huber
        Jack Huber March 31 Like I said, General Delivery doesn't work either, as the post office will not accept Fedex or UPS from Amazon and we have no control over what carrier they use.  I understand it's a business, but it's also a change of business practices that's irrit...  more
      • Jack Huber
        Andy F March 31 Jack, have you considered that their "change of business practices" has been necessitated by the change in consumer buying practices? A decade ago Amazon Prime didn't exist, now people just sit back in the comfort of their home (or RV) and click away know...  more
      • Jack Huber
        Jack Huber March 31 Fine, then communicate the change.  Sorry that you don't agree with me, but I'm okay to leave it at that.
    • Jack Huber
      WDK450 March 31 Another alternative is to have your stuff shipped to the local UPS (shipping) store. But then you have to pay the UPS store for ($2 I think) for receiving your package.
  • Jerry and Kim
    Jerry and Kim :
    March 27We've arrived at the RVillage rally in Live Oak Florida and are setup in the show area ready to start tomorrow. There seems to be a great crowd arriving every hour and opening ceremonies start in about an hour.
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    • Tim and Sheila Fetter and 1 other like this.
    • Jerry and Kim
      Annie & Pete March 27 Have fun you two!!! Wish we were there!!!
  • Nomadic In Nature
    Nomadic In Nature:
    March 15Hello all - We did our first TT review on Pio Pico in San Diego. We hope to get better at this and we are in the process of buying better camera equipment to improve our videos. Please be kind as this is our first review. We were there during the Valentin...  more
    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 4 others like this.
    • Nomadic In Nature
      Andy F March 15 Thanks for the review. I'm supposed to be staying there in a couple months but the lack of internet could be a deal breaker. I always heard cell signal was weak at best but the TT website says they have $$ wifi. Is that not true? No wifi in any of the clu...  more
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      • Nomadic In Nature
        Nomadic In Nature March 15 The park does have wifi you can pay for, but we never used it.  I'm not sure what the daily rate is or its speed.  They were supposed to have free wifi in the Clubhouse area, but we could never get it to work.  We usually only stick to usin...  more
    • Nomadic In Nature
      Andy F March 15 Thanks!
    • Nomadic In Nature
      Vicki Robinson March 19 I’m at PioPico now in site B15 and have a good connection with my AT&T Mobley. 😊👍 Verizon didn’t show any bars though. And I don’t have a booster.
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      • Nomadic In Nature
        Jack Huber March 27 We have a booster and our Mobley was golden at Pio Pico.  The 1/2 bar on Verizon was boosted to 1 bar for phone calls but we had to lean into the inside antenna to get it to work.