You have a ton of RV clubs to choose from.
Good Sam Club is the most famous with a community of 1.7+ million members. They’re also the largest in terms of what they have to offer. Members can enjoy a range of services, including roadside assistance, insurance, medical benefits, mail services and fuel discounts. They also offer members a 10% discount off the nightly rate at any of their 2,100+ campgrounds. If you’re going to join any RV club, Good Sam Club is an excellent one to start at only $27 a year.
There are some RV clubs that allow you to stay at special locations.
Some clubs spice things up by offering places to stay beyond the regular RV park. Take Harvest Hosts, for example. Their membership only goes for $44 a year but they have 500+ locations where you can stay across the U.S. and Canada – including wineries, museums, farms and ranches. During the day you can go wine tasting, try some of the freshly grown produce, visit U-Pick farms and try local cheese and ice cream.
Passport America can also save you money.
Fulltimers already know paying the full price at RV parks can get costly fast. But Passport America offers an affordable solution: their $44 annual membership provides a 50% discount off the nightly rate at any of their beautifully maintained campgrounds. They have over 1,800+ participating locations dotted across the United States (to see the ones in your area, check out the map here).
Escapees offers both discounts and online tools.
Escapees provides campground discounts and a variety of online tools, like job boards. Members can search their Discount Parks Directory to find all of the nearby campgrounds that offer 15-50% off overnight stays. It’s a little cheaper at $39.95 a year, and you can pay a small extra fee for Mail Forwarding Service as well. It’s additionally a great community for RV Advocacy news: the club has helped fight to uphold full-time RVers’ right to vote, defeat unfair RV-specific taxes, and protect overnight parking rights. (Get more info on their website.)
All-in-all, if you go RVing often (or full-time), RV club memberships can be handy to have. They’ll save you money in the long run and provide an array of services in every aspect of RVing. As with anything, it’s best do a little bit of research beforehand on prices, locations and benefits before ultimately deciding which one is best for you.
Are you a member of any of these RV clubs? What are some other RV clubs that you would recommend joining?