I strongly suggest you stay away from Camperworld. Really. I shall elaborate as I did for case 22067332 with the Better Business Bureau.
Yearly dues misrepresented. We were told the two-park membership was specially designed to avoid the larger fees, and that fees hadn’t increased in many years. In the 4 years we have been members the fees increased from $195 yearly to $400.
Membership value misrepresented. We were originally sent a document mentioning a $3000 discount due to our recent RV purchase. The two-resort membership was sold to us for $1690, said to be a $4600 value, and the value of these exclusive memberships increased yearly. In November 2008 Mike Hatch told us the value was $1400-1600.
Coast to Coast membership misrepresented. We were told this was part of the Camperworld membership, but is another membership and set of fees. We were told purchasing Camperworld gave us two weeks worth of Coast to Coast every year, but once we contacted Coast to Coast we were told about a $99 yearly membership fee, then we need to buy our two weeks of time.
Cancelling within the first 30 days. Within the first 30 days of membership we realized we did not want this membership and requested details on cancelling this membership via phone. We were told there was absolutely no way to cancel; there was no lemon law to this membership.
Pets. We were told dogs were welcome at all Camperworld locations. There are deposits for dogs which is fair. We have one dog. Every time we arrived we were treated as second-class citizens for having a dog. Now in 2009 dogs will require an additional fee.
Reselling to Camperworld. Was told in November 2008 by Mike Hatch that Camperworld does not purchase memberships which is contradictory to their resale document, and that the $495 transfer fee applied. The resale document is also worded to make one infer the $495 transfer fee does not apply when reselling to Camperworld.
$495 transfer fee. There is no reason for that high of a cost. Adding the $495 transfer fee as part of reselling to Camperworld is a rip off.
Multiple attempts to resell. Many intents to sell were sent to Camperworld in a time span of over one year, reducing the price to $700, which, including the $495 transfer fee, would reduce the price of the membership to $205. Many weeks are taken between responses and the length of response time increased as the end of year approached, likely to secure another year’s dues, and all intents to sell have been denied.
Damn, and I forgot a few others...
Fees up the ass. $30-50 to transfer to another park. $25 to replace your membership card. If I remember correctly, $25 to bring another person with you. Upcoming pet fees. Did I mention the $495 to transfer the membership? How about $400 just to keep the stupid thing?
Rules up the ass. Must give Camperworld first right of purchase, so they can waste your time. Cannot cancel. Cannot sell before owning for two years. Cannot change "home" parks too often. Cannot visit other parks that are not in your membership, not as a one-time scenario on your way elsewhere, not even for a fee - and they LOVE fees. You can bring someone with you, but you must tell the location at least one week in advance. And the usual RV campsite rules: Cannot show up after 10:00 pm, cannot have more than two vehicles. Cannot have more than x people, cannot...
The feeling we have is of being handcuffed. We are stuck. They make it obvious they control the relationship and they do everything possible to force you into being recurring revenue for them, under their full control. Many forum posts confirm this feeling, including some people saying they just pay the yearly fee because they are so discusted they won't have anything to do with the place. I received an email from my KSL ad to sell this membership that said:
Good luck selling. They are a crooked organization and I am so glad that I am done with them. I do hope that you can sell your membership. The owners of camperworld should be sued. The owner will have to answer to his actions some day..... here or up their.
I repeat. I strongly suggest you stay away from Camperworld. Of course given my dealings with these assholes they will likely sue me for this post.