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sgfrye

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Posted: 02/17/20 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we stay at koas, private cgs, state parks. for us the koa membership pays for itself and then some.

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We are going to be on the road for 92 days this summer, traveling about 9000 mikes. Using all available discount programs (Good Sam, KOA, and Passport America) we will be saving a considerable amount of money, based on the published rates at the RV parks we're scheduled to stop at:

Good Sam: $145 savings
KOA: $80 savings
Passport America: $212 savings

As can be seen - if you use the programs you can easily recoup the membership costs.


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We also use KOA, Good Sam and Passport America. We easily get our investment plus back on all 3 each year. We like staying at KOA and build up points. We built up enough points last year to earn 2 "free" nights at the Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA in Maine. I also like Passport America, however the campgrounds that accept it have a lot of restrictions. But you can always depend on Good Sam to get $10 off per night pretty much everywhere. We are heading our for a 10 week trip in June. Our first 14 days are, 5 nights in KOA's, 4 nights in Passport America campgrounds and 5 Good Sams.


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docsouce wrote:

We also use KOA, Good Sam and Passport America. We easily get our investment plus back on all 3 each year. We like staying at KOA and build up points. We built up enough points last year to earn 2 "free" nights at the Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA in Maine. I also like Passport America, however the campgrounds that accept it have a lot of restrictions. But you can always depend on Good Sam to get $10 off per night pretty much everywhere. We are heading our for a 10 week trip in June. Our first 14 days are, 5 nights in KOA's, 4 nights in Passport America campgrounds and 5 Good Sams.


Do you mean 10 percent? $10 would mean the site is $100 a night. That is too much for me.

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Thanks that is 10%. Looks like I hit the cap 4 instead of cap 5. $ %.. I should never post until my second cup of coffee!!LOL

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We did a KOA once. More expensive than the state park across the street for partial hook up. Put in a gravel camping spot with zero privacy (no trees, etc between sites). Had to request a picnic table for our site. And to add to the insult, when we went to dump our tanks on departure, they told us to go across the road to the state park.

Nope, haven't been back to a KOA since.

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Eric&Lisa wrote:

We did a KOA once. More expensive than the state park across the street for partial hook up. Put in a gravel camping spot with zero privacy (no trees, etc between sites). Had to request a picnic table for our site. And to add to the insult, when we went to dump our tanks on departure, they told us to go across the road to the state park.

Nope, haven't been back to a KOA since.

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You apparently found one of the very few limited facilities KOA's in existence. There are far more that are decent parks most with some or all full hookups. Like most private parks that try to squeeze in as many sites as possible, privacy is a rare commodity at pretty much any of them.


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Eric&Lisa wrote:

We did a KOA once. More expensive than the state park across the street for partial hook up. Put in a gravel camping spot with zero privacy (no trees, etc between sites). Had to request a picnic table for our site. And to add to the insult, when we went to dump our tanks on departure, they told us to go across the road to the state park.

Nope, haven't been back to a KOA since.

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Personally I generally like KOA's. Never have been to a horrible one.We did use one where the owner came across as a prick. But it was still level utilities worked and I wasn't looking for a relationship with the owner so it was fine!

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