RV Campground Memberships

Owning a membership in an RV campground is a great way to reduce the significant cost of site rentals. Choosing a membership that is right for you is the key to getting the best value for your hard earned dollars. You can find a large inventory of campground memberships online, but you should also do your homework to make sure that you are getting the membership that is right for your needs.

Some of the questions that you need to answer are: Will you be a full timer, or a weekend warrior? Some memberships have high up front costs that only return value if you use them a lot. Are you a snowbird fleeing the cold northern climate, to escape to a warm winter get away? You may be paying a premium in certain states during certain times of the year. Do you play golf, tennis or do you like to swim? Many resorts feature swimming pools, tennis courts and are convenient country clubs. Do you have children or grandchildren that will be visiting or traveling with you for a period of time? Perhaps you would want a resort near Disney or another major theme park. There are campground memberships that can cater to all of your needs, and truly be a home away from home.

Home Parks

Most home parks allow you to stay up to 14 days at a time, after which you will have to stay away for another 7 days. Depending on your situation you can choose a place close to home for convenient access, or in a destination you will like to spend some time (close to Disney, or the ocean). You will also need to consider if you will be able to find a space when and where you want, how long can you stay at one time, and what benefits are available at other membership parks?


Boondocking or dry camping is free camping. Staying on public land, or in a truck stop, rest area or parking lot are popular places for boondocking. Safety is a big consideration when boondocking, you don't have the security in public spaces you would find at a RV park or campground. Truck stops and rest areas have additional considerations of being very noisy. Most WalMart stores welcome RV overnight parking, and many have security. It is good etiquette to ask the store manager for permission, and don't roll out the awning or put out your lawn furniture, low key is the key.