There are quite a few RV discount clubs you can join. As full-timers, we’ve found them a good way to save money.
Our experience with Escapees RV Club is an example of how easy it is to save some money with such clubs. While looking for a place to stay one of the best RV Parks in the area only offered discounts for Escapees RV Club members. We noted the discount rate and how long we wanted to stay and then compared that to the price of membership. Sure enough, we’d save a good $60 on parking and the membership fee was $40 thus netting us a $20 savings by joining. Not only that, but we get all the other benefits of membership and may well get another discount stay down the road. Most of the clubs are easy to join and you can get your discount’s the same day using an on-line proof of purchase or club member number.
While Escapees offers discounts at around 1,000 RV parks, they don’t make that their main selling point. Instead, they focus on being a club of like-minded RV travelers who organize to create services, manage club parks, and share information about RVing. Your membership includes a subscription to their club magazine (which is excellent), their community board, and access to handy online travel tools. One of the more unusual offerings is an RV specific Job service to match RV folks looking for work with those who wish to hire them. They run Co-Op style RV parks and club-managed RV parks where club members can buy their own lots or buy time allotments. Finally, members can use additional paid services including Address Hosting and Mail Service.
The discount offered varies from park to park, ranging from as little as 5% off to 50% off. When you join you get a directory of all the participating parks, their rates, and the discounts offered. heir website also has this information and the ability to download it into map applications.
While not exclusive to full-time RVers they are focused on the lifestyle and its needs more than the other park discount clubs. The magazine is filled with articles that would mostly be of interest to those traveling full time or for a sabbatical length trip. Many of the extended services like address hosting and mail service likewise speak to this focus. Unlike Good Sam or Passport America, I think Escapees really is a good RV social network for travelers looking to make friends and do business on the road.
If you think you are interested you can sign up here: Join Escapees RV Club