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colliehauler

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Posted: 01/23/20 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rk911 wrote:

there’s no chance we’d give one red cent for anything to AARP. reasons are totally political which i will not detail. suffice it to say IMO they do not have the well being of the typical senior in mind.

we belong to Good Sam (although we don’t do many 1-night stays these days) as well as KOA and AAA. on the very rare occasion we stay in a hotel the AAA card provides a discount. the typical CG/RV Park will provide a better discount for weekly and monthly stays.
I'm in agreement with you on the top paragraph. I'm a GS and Passport America lifetime member, don't have KOA and AAA.

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So I guess I'll discount all the opinions based on politics.

You don't like a group fine. That has nothing to do with whether they're a good deal, and actually prevents you from knowing either way.


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RickLight wrote:

So I guess I'll discount all the opinions based on politics.

You don't like a group fine. That has nothing to do with whether they're a good deal, and actually prevents you from knowing either way.


Very wise.


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ScottG wrote:

RickLight wrote:

So I guess I'll discount all the opinions based on politics.

You don't like a group fine. That has nothing to do with whether they're a good deal, and actually prevents you from knowing either way.


Very wise.


I refuse to support any firm that has policies that I do not share. So if Hitler had the lowest rates, you would select him?
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Posted: 01/24/20 06:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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So I guess I'll discount all the opinions based on politics.

You don't like a group fine. That has nothing to do with whether they're a good deal, and actually prevents you from knowing either way.

Good point.
The last 25-30 years or so seems like certain political minded folks like to vilify others/groups/companies and then make these type decisions based on their extreme political views.

So read between the lines or do like other free thinkers and use your own judgement on choosing AARP or GS.


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Since this is an RV forum, I assume that the "AARP membership" being talked about is in relation to camping discounts.

From another perspective, we have had AARP's (most comprehensive plans allowed in our state) health insurance supplement coverage for years in addition to our Medicare coverage. Whatever medical care the DW or myself require - we walk out of doctor's offices and hospitals owing $ZERO - due to Medicare plus AARP insurance coverage in combination. We are AARP fans because of their excellent supplemental health insurance offerings.

Now .... with respect to camping discounts ... the most worthless campng membership we have is Passport America. RARELY do commecial campgrounds honor their supposed 50% discount - there's always some excuse at campgrounds as to why our Passport America isn't honored. What a waste. [emoticon]


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pnichols wrote:

Since this is an RV forum, I assume that the "AARP membership" being talked about is in relation to camping discounts.

From another perspective, we have had AARP's (most comprehensive plans allowed in our state) health insurance supplement coverage for years in addition to our Medicare coverage. Whatever medical care the DW or myself require - we walk out of doctor's offices and hospitals owing $ZERO - due to Medicare plus AARP insurance coverage in combination. We are AARP fans because of their excellent supplemental health insurance offerings.

Now .... with respect to camping discounts ... the most worthless campng membership we have is Passport America. RARELY do commecial campgrounds honor their supposed 50% discount - there's always some excuse at campgrounds as to why our Passport America isn't honored. What a waste. [emoticon]


Pass Port Americas great if your traveling, maybe not for weekenders. I use it all the time going from state to state. $25 a year and not worth it? You need to read the notes for each camp ground, it's not like Good Sams, drive in and drop your card. Look up Stinson RV Campbell TX, found that one last year $40 a night PPA $20 with 3 day limit for full hook up 50 amp, that was $60 for three days. The owner was so nice I stopped going the opposite direction for another 3 days, so $240 normal was $120. I guess it depends on how you travel and if you read the notes. GS that $240 would have gotten me a whopping 10% or $24 discount, so which was the better card??


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Bumpyroad wrote:

ScottG wrote:

RickLight wrote:

So I guess I'll discount all the opinions based on politics.

You don't like a group fine. That has nothing to do with whether they're a good deal, and actually prevents you from knowing either way.


Very wise.


I refuse to support any firm that has policies that I do not share. So if Hitler had the lowest rates, you would select him?
bumpy


Worst way of trying to make a point that anyone has ever attempted on here.

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ScottG wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:


I refuse to support any firm that has policies that I do not share. So if Hitler had the lowest rates, you would select him?
bumpy


Worst way of trying to make a point that anyone has ever attempted on here.


I agree with Bumpy's opinion that "we" can "shop" using our political opinion as one deciding factor. Maybe the word "Hitler" was a non-PC choice but his reasoning was spot on.


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pnichols wrote:

Now .... with respect to camping discounts ... the most worthless campng membership we have is Passport America. RARELY do commecial campgrounds honor their supposed 50% discount - there's always some excuse at campgrounds as to why our Passport America isn't honored. What a waste. [emoticon]


Have to disagree. we've been using PA for the past 10 years and it's always been worth the cost of membership.
now that we're retired, it's been even more worth the cost. Around 75% of our entire 10 week trip, south to Calif and Arizona, has been 50% off the places we stay.


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