Jim & Alice Posted August 7, 2018 Report Share Posted August 7, 2018 My wife and I just went thru a 2 hour Internet/cellphone presentation yesterday, at the persistent request of Thousand Trails. We are Fulltimers, have owned a TT Membership for six years, used 28 days last year (2017) and will use 7 days this year. We have a 'VIP' membership, 120 days advance Reservation, 21 days in 7-out, immediate park -to-park, etc. We pay annual dues of ~ $580. We bought the Membership in 2012 via a broker, from the original member. We are generally not unhappy with TT or the Membership. Yesterday's presentation left us with more questions than answers. Nothing was provided in hard copy. It was represented to be a contract update with NO sales effort... but in fact was a very strong sales pitch to upgrade to new designations of Membrship called 'Odyssey'... 'Ultimate Odyssey', etc. Prices were in the 6 - $8,000 range, for some nice features. We thanked them for the info, and declined. Then they shifted focus to another element of their sales pitch... that annual dues would be going up 'dramatically' (my words)... with projections over 10 years going into the $1K to $2K annual range. It was clearly stated that is the only way TT has to cover their obligated costs of providing camping sites for people like us. The two gentlemen on the cellphone were polite, but blunt about the costs and that it will happen. My wife & I had the distinct impression that the overall TT message was... "Pay for an upgrade... or pay big bucks for annual dues... or leave and we won't miss you". Anybody able to share any insights as to what is going on? Similar experiences? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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