* Nightly Fees are the per night charges normally charged by the campground to retail guests for use of the Rental Unit itself. Campground-specific services and amenities are not included in the definition of Nightly Fees. Nightly Fees do not include fees and charges for incidental benefits and services at the campgrounds, including but not limited to pet fees, linen fees, coin operated washers and dryers, coin-operated vending machines, coin-operated game machines, trailer storage, firewood, use of some sports equipment, horse and canoe rentals, and other services that we make available from time to time. Fees for such incidental benefits and services are set by us and are subject to change. In other words, while you do not pay Nightly Fees (the per night charge normally charged for use of the Rental Unit itself) when using the Cabin Pass, you do pay for incidentals, services, and the like that are available at the campground, including but not limited to those listed in this paragraph. The Cabin Pass may only be used, and you may only stay in a Rental Unit without paying Nightly Fees, where you are current on all Cabin Pass membership dues.
Thousand Trails Camping Pass: FAQs
Q: What are my Thousand Trails Camping Pass payment options?
A: The annual fee of $630 is payable in full at the time of purchase or in 12 consecutive monthly installments. (see following FAQ for restrictions). While there is no enrollment fee when buying a single Thousand Trails Camping Pass, if you do purchase more than one Zone, you may finance the enrollment fee with as many as four installments. Details will be provided at check out.
Q: How does the monthly payment option work for single Zone purchases?
A: As a convenience, you may pay the annual fee of $630 in 12 consecutive monthly installments ($52.50, plus any applicable taxes), provided that you commit to a 2 year agreement and agree to have the monthly installments automatically charged to your credit card or withdrawn from your bank account. The first payment is due at time of purchase. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars. The monthly payment option is not available in conjunction with our discounted offers.
Q: How long is the term of the Thousand Trails Camping Pass?
A: The initial term of a Thousand Trails Camping Pass is (a) one (1) year if you purchase one to four zones and you elect to pay the annual fee in full at the time of purchase, (b) two (2) years if you purchase one to four zones and you elect to pay the annual fee in monthly installments, or (c) five (5) years if you purchase a National ZPP (all five zones).
At the end of the initial term, your Pass will automatically renew for additional one-year periods. You may cancel your membership by notifying us at least 30 days prior to expiration.
Q: What are my use privileges?
A: Your Thousand Trails Camping Pass entitles you to day use and overnight camping in your recreational vehicle or tent, subject to length of stay restrictions, at all campgrounds in the zone(s) you select. During your stay you enjoy all the same amenities provided to those campers who book at the daily rate.
Q: How long can I stay at a resort?
A: While there is no limit to the total number of nights that you may use your Thousand Trails Camping Pass each year, we do set a maximum of 14 consecutive days for any particular stay at one of our resorts. Additionally, if your stay exceeds four consecutive nights, you must wait for seven nights before you stay again at any resort.
Q: Who may use my Thousand Trails Camping Pass?
A: Your Thousand Trails Camping Pass covers the purchaser, his/her spouse, and any dependent children age 23 and under who live at home or attend school away from home. Other family members may use the campgrounds as guests as set forth in the Usage Rules. Our spacious campsites can accommodate up to 10 persons, so don't forget to bring your friends along!
Q: Is my Thousand Trails Camping Pass transferable?
A: No, unless you purchase a National Thousand Trails Camping Pass. Once purchased, a 1-4 Thousand Trails Camping Pass can only be used by the named purchaser, and those family members listed above. A National Thousand Trails Camping Pass: (a) may be transferred to a member of your immediate family if the purchase price is paid in full and the annual fee is current at the time of transfer. The members of your immediate family are your lineal ascendants and descendants (i.e., your parents and grandparents and your children and grandchildren). In connection with any transfer of a National Thousand Trails Camping Pass, we will charge a reasonable transfer fee, which is currently $250.
Q: What if I purchase the Northwest Zone but want to visit a different Zone?
A: You can upgrade your Thousand Trails Camping Pass to include additional zones at any time, by calling the Thousand Trails call center at 1-877-730-5935.
Q: I purchased a Northeast Thousand Trails Camping Pass previously and noticed that properties located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio are now in the Midwest Zone, will I still have access under my current contract?
A: Yes. Under the terms of your contract you will continue to have access to those properties identified in your initial contract as long as you renew and pay your annual dues each year.
Q: I purchased a Southeast Thousand Trails Camping Pass that included Diamond Caverns in Kentucky. I noticed this location is now included in the Midwest Zone do I still have access?
A: Yes. Under the terms of your Southeast Zone contract you will continue to have access to Diamond Caverns as long as you renew and pay your annual dues each year.
Q: What other discounts will I receive as a Thousand Trails Camping Pass member?
A: All Thousand Trails members using their RVs receive discounts on stays at Encore Resorts. These discounts vary by resort. For a list of discounts please refer to the Thousand Trails website at www.ThousandTrails.com or our TrailBlazer magazine.
Q: Do I receive a TrailBlazer magazine?
A: Yes, your purchase of a Thousand Trails Camping Pass includes a annual subscription to our TrailBlazer magazine.
Q: Does the Thousand Trails Camping Pass come with a moneyback guarantee?
A: Yes. If you purchase a Zone Park Pass through our website or call center and are not satisfied with your Zone Park Pass for any reason during the first 30 days after you sign the purchase agreement, or after you stay at a campground for not more than two consecutive nights, whichever comes first, you may cancel your purchase agreement and receive a refund of your annual fee and (if applicable) enrollment fee. You must cancel your Zone Park Pass by sending a written notice of cancellation to MHC Thousand Trails Limited Partnership, 6500 Pinecrest Drive, Suite 300, Plano, Texas 75024, Attention: Contract Processing. The notice must be postmarked by midnight of the 30th day after the day on which you signed your Zone Park Pass purchase agreement or before you stay at a campground for more than two consecutive nights, whichever occurs first. Mailing by ordinary mail is adequate but certified mail return receipt requested is recommended. This guarantee does not apply to an upgrade after your initial purchase.
Q: What if I have more Thousand Trails Camping Pass questions?
A: Please feel free to call us at 1-877-730-5935 and we'll answer any questions you may have.
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