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New Post 7/10/2012 7:20 PM
  Lindsay Richards
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Re: Feedback on Passport America 
 henryinreallife wrote
. We pay a membership fee to them so that we can avail of the discounts that they promise. The least that they can do is to make sure that the information that they provide us is accurate.


Nothing in life is ever perfect (with the exception of my wife). The books come out yearly, the website is updated regularly, but not daily. Good Sam and Woodall's have the same problem. Most online stores have similar problems with out of stock or products no longer being sold. We live in a fast paced life. They all have phone numbers and we always call. Many are toll free numbers. Their info not being perfect is something easily death with, I prefer to take the thousands in savings it has given us and make a few free phone calls. It is very rare that we find people who have dropped them and we have also been able to get the half off at non participating CG's just by mentioning it. When a GC owner looks out over a GC 1/2 full and see a chance to make half rather than nothing to help with his fixed costs like mortgage, taxes, fees and the like, it is pretty hard to say no. We rarely make reservations in advance and call the day of stay.
 
New Post 7/12/2012 1:49 AM
  the Alban
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Re: Feedback on Passport America 
Yes, nothing is perfect, Lindsay, but I have to agree with harold. We pay for their membership and the least thing that they could do is to provide the right information to their members. It can be so frustrating to travel all day and then get to a campground that was advertised that they would give you a discount because you're a member of a particular camping club, only to be sternly told that they no longer honor it. This is not just with PA, but any camping club offering discounts.
 
New Post 7/13/2012 1:39 PM
  padmej
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Re: Feedback on Passport America 
I can quite understand harold's skepticism, too. I, too, would understand the fact that there are some campgrounds that don't inform PA that they no longer want to be affiliated with them or that they won't honor the membership. But to be told by an agent from PA that the reason why harold was not given a discount is because of the kind of membership he had and where he got his membership can be a bit disconcerting for him.
 
New Post 7/13/2012 5:09 PM
  Lindsay Richards
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Re: Feedback on Passport America 
The best way to avoid these problems is to call them. Most have toll free numbers and with a cell phone nothing is long distance. PPA, Good Sam, and the rest of them will never be able to eliminate these problem. They probably can do better, but there are always going to be some. Pick up the phone and give them a call. They can also give you some great local knowledge for dining, sightseeing and the like. If they have dropped PPA, let them know, it just cost them your business. With us, the same day like we normally do, we ask them if they honor PPA even if they are not members and they frequently say yes if the owner is speaking. He looks out over a lot of empty spaces and figures something is better than nothing. When we are doing extended camping we boondock a lot and use a campground every 3rd or 4th day to dump, fill up and charge up.
 
New Post 7/18/2012 11:37 AM
  angela
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Re: Feedback on Passport America 
I agree. If you want to get any accurate information at all, call the campground directly. Don't rely on the camping clubs to provide you with any accurate information about which campsites will honor your membership or not. Learned that lesson years ago. It was a good thing that my husband called to check on our reservation in a campground we were going to stay in Florida. He mentioned to the manager there that we had a membership with a such and such camping club, and he told us that they are no longer affiliated, despite the fact that they were still listed in the camping club's directory of campgrounds they are affiliated with.
 
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