Thousand Trails Camping Pass
WHAT IS A THOUSAND TRAILS CAMPING PASS?
The Thousand Trails Camping Pass is the entry level membership program for Thousand Trails. It allows you to pay a yearly fee which is currently set at $585.00, and then you can camp for the next 12 months with no nightly fees. Essentially, the USA is divided up into 5 zones, and you pick one of the 5 zones. The program also allows you to add additional zones for $54 each. You can camp for up to 14 nights, but then you must leave the Thousand Trails system for 7 nights. You can visit any campgrounds in your zone(s) as many times as you like. If you do not want to leave the Thousand Trails system, you can do 4 night stays or less and move park-to-park within your zone(s).
IS THE CAMPING PASS COST EFFECTIVE?
According to the RV Industry, the nationwide average
nightly cost for RV camping fees in 2018 was $31.53. Since the current yearly cost for a
Thousand Trails Camping Pass is $585.00, it is like you are pre-paying for 19 nights of camping,
and then the rest of the year is FREE CAMPING. This is truly
A NO BRAINER DECISION FOR ALL RVERS IF
YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE THOUSAND TRAILS CAMPGROUND WITHIN A COUPLE HOURS DRIVE OF YOU,
OR YOU CAN AT LEAST STAY AT ANY THOUSAND TRAILS CAMPGROUND IN YOUR ONE (01) ZONE FOR A
MINIMUM OF 19 NIGHTS PER YEAR, AND/OR 02 EXTRA NIGHTS PER YEAR FOR EACH
ADDITIONAL $54.00 ADD-ON ZONE YOU MAY BE PAYING FOR! If you want to start off with a
Thousand Trails Camping Pass, then simply click our
INVITATION & REFERRAL LINK,
watch the video, and get started. If you do, you will get an EXTRA $100.00
discount as our referral (so you only pay $485.00 for your first year), and we will get a $50 referral fee which helps to pay
for the cost of this website; it is a WIN WIN for you & us. If you want to buy a
higher priced contract such as as the Elite Basic, Elite Connections, or
Ultimate Odyssey from Thousand Trails, we strongly recommend you only purchase
them from Membership Specialists/Sales Agents located in the state of Oregon, so
you do not pay any unnecessary sales taxes. If you call a Membership Specialist in
Oregon or drive into any Thousand Trails campground, tell them to list Donald & Deborah Potts/Member
No. 298854970 as your friend that referred you, and you will still get the
EXTRA $100.00 discount.
SOME TIPS FOR FULL-TIMERS THAT OWN A CAMPING PASS
If you are a full-time RVer, the first thing you
will ponder is how can a Camping Pass work for your situation? Should you use it
as 14 days in and 7 days out, or 4 days or less going park-to-park with no time out? The best
answer is likely a combination of both. If you are slow traveling in an area you
really like, opt for the 14 day stays, and then incorporate some boondocking &
dry camping; or try using Passport America, Coast to Coast, RPI, Casino Camping,
Fairgrounds Camping, City/County/State/Federal Parks, Harvest Hosts, Boondockers
Welcome, or Good Sam Club discounts to fill in those 7 day gaps. If you are fast
traveling, you may not even want to stay 4 days, just remember 1 to 3 days will
also work doing the park-to-park method of staying in the system.
CALL THOUSAND TRAILS WHEN IT IS GETTING CLOSE TO YOUR ANNUAL RENEWAL DATE
If you have a Camping Pass, each & every year,
about one to three weeks before your anniversary/renewal date, you need to make
it your routine to call into Thousand Trails instead of doing an auto renewal.
The reason to do this is simply to ask them if there are any current Camping
Pass specials. The Camping Pass level of membership is the only one that
Thousand Trails will wheel & deal with since it is their basic, entry level
program. They do this
because they want to keep you a Happy Camper so you will tell your friends about
the benefits of Thousand Trails, and they are also hopeful you may eventually
upgrade to a more expensive & higher level
of Thousand Trails membership. The reason you need to always call in at renewal
time of a Camping Pass is because you will often get a lower rate, free cabin certificates, an
instant rebate, or a free zone thrown in just for calling in and asking. It is
also often their routine to give a large discount if paying for multiple years
Camping Pass at once, and we can't even guess what other specials the future
might bring. Even if no specials are to be had at your renewal time, you can at
least change your zone(s), at no additional cost, so you can spend the
next year seeing a different part of the country.
HERE IS THE BREAKDOWN OF THE FIVE (05) ZONES FOR THE CAMPING PASS
Northeast Zone (14 campgrounds)
Southeast Zone (23 campgrounds)
Northwest Zone (18 campgrounds)
Southwest Zone (18 campgrounds)
Midwest Zone (08 campgrounds)
Abbreviations for the various campgrounds that make up Thousand Trails today are Leisure Time Resorts (LTR or LT) - 10 campgrounds; Mid-Atlantic (MA) - 07 campgrounds; National American Corporation (NACO) - 16 campgrounds; Outdoor World (OW) - 15 campgrounds; and Thousand Trails (TT) - 33 campgrounds for a total of 81 campgrounds which are all now part of the Thousand Trails Camping Pass (5 zone national option), and all 3 of the current higher level of upgraded contracts.
Cape Cod, Amish Country, and the Jersey Shore are just a few of the best campsite and RV resort areas located in this region.
New Jersey (NJ)
New York (NY)
The Chesapeake Bay, Blue Ridge Mountains, Diamond Caverns in Kentucky are just a few of the best campsite and RV resort areas located in this region.
North Carolina (NC)
South Carolina (SC)
Top destinations like Puget Sound by beautiful Seattle, the untouched splendor of the Oregon Coast, and even British Columbia.
British Columbia (BC), Canada
Great skiing and swimming at Lake Tahoe, the awe-inspiring grandeur of Yosemite National Park, and fun of Las Vegas are just a few of the things you can do at some of the best campsite and RV resort areas located in this region.
Diamond Caves and the Great Lakes are just a few of the best campsite and RV resort areas located in this region.
ONCE YOU SEE THE TREMENDOUS VALUE IN THOUSAND TRAILS, IT IS TIME TO BUY IN OR DO AN UPGRADE
Every membership level of Thousand Trails is a bargain when purchased new from Thousand Trails; therefore, the used ones purchased as resale deals from current Thousand Trails members are even bigger bargains. Just remember the used contracts are stripped of many of the Thousand Trails/ELS developer perks & extra benefits. Also, make sure you know what you are actually buying, and that goes for both new & used, but especially the used contracts. The math doesn't lie, and we are the living proof it REALLY WORKS exactly as advertised. Here are the links to the three (03) other upgrade contracts that are currently available, as well as the reciprocal program for any & all Thousand Trails memberships, whether purchased new or used.
The three (03) other current membership levels being sold as new contracts, besides Camping Pass, are Elite Basic, Elite Connections, & Ultimate Odyssey. To see all the details of these other 3 membership levels, simply click on the links shown here.
As of March 2017, Thousand Trails offers the new reciprocal program known as The Trails Collection. It essentially gives all Thousand Trails members access to about 100 more Encore RV Resorts for an extra cost of $214.00 per year. To see all the details of this reciprocal program, simply click on the link shown here.
The Trails Collection
GET AN EXTRA $100 DISCOUNT BY USING US AS YOUR REFERRAL FRIEND!
If you want to start off with a Thousand Trails Camping Pass, then simply click our INVITATION & REFERRAL LINK, watch the video, and get started. If you do, you will get an EXTRA $100.00 discount as our referral (so you only pay $485.00 for your first year), and we will get a $50 referral fee which helps to pay for the cost of this website; it is a WIN WIN for you & us. If you want to buy a higher priced contract such as as the Elite Basic, Elite Connections, or Ultimate Odyssey from Thousand Trails, we strongly recommend you only purchase them from Membership Specialists/Sales Agents located in the state of Oregon, so you do not pay any unnecessary sales taxes. You can easily complete the entire sales transaction with Oregon online; no driving to Oregon is required. In fact, all contracts are signed electronically anyhow, even if you drive into a local Thousand Trails, and get slammed with state sales taxes. If you call a Membership Specialist in Oregon or drive into any Thousand Trails campground, tell them to list Donald & Deborah Potts/Member No. 298854970 as your friend that referred you, and you will still get the EXTRA $100.00 discount. The Membership Specialists in Oregon have either Tues & Weds or Weds & Thurs as their days off and their work hours are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM (PST).
Bend-Sunriver (541) 593-8494, ext. 8
Pacific City (503) 965-6919
Seaside (503) 572-7613
South Jetty (541) 991-3773
Whalers Rest (541) 867-3101
MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GOOGLE EARTH MAPPING FILES FOR THOUSAND TRAILS, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER CAMPGROUND CLUB MEMBERSHIPS
Back in 2010, when we first started living fulltime in our RV, we saw that it was very hard to plan RV trips because each campground membership & discount program used their own maps. So, I started creating Google Earth Mapping Files for all of the various camping systems, and that includes Thousand Trails. Google Earth is the best free map program with satellite imagery, GPS coordinates, street level views, and it only takes one click to bring up the Google Maps view from Google Earth. I plot all campgrounds onto Google Earth, so you can see the locations, see the address & phone numbers, zoom in on actual camping sites, click on the live links to jump to that campground's booking page, and you can add or remove all other campground memberships with the click of a button. These mapping files have been shared all over the internet from camping blogs to facebook and so on. I have given hundreds of copies of them to people I meet in campgrounds. These Google Earth Mapping Files have been downloaded over 150,000 times during the past 10 years. Here is the page to download these files (which are updated often) as well as the free Google Earth Pro software. You are going to love these programs, everyone does. I spend countless hours creating these files, and I do not charge for any of them. All I ask is that you give our information as your Referral Friends if joining or upgrading with Thousand Trails. The small referral rewards we collect help to pay for this website.
Google Earth Mapping Files
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