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Is a Thousand Trails membership worth it? How much will it really cost per night? Use our Thousand Trails Cost & Savings Calculator to find out!

When we purchased our Thousand Trails membership, I found myself immersed in spreadsheets. I was going to find out exactly how much we could save over the next few years! And more importantly, whether it was worth buying a membership.

What if we stayed 100 nights per year? What if we stayed 150 nights per year?

Well, that got complicated really fast. I thought there had to be an easier way. So, I created this handy dandy calculator.

You can enter the options and prices for the membership you are considering. The calculator will tell you your nightly membership camping rate and even how much you will save each year.

Find out which Thousand Trails membership is best for you and how much you will save based on your own camping style.

If you want to save money on RV camping costs but are not sure if Thousand Trails is right for you, start with Thousand Trails Membership (What You Need to Know).  We go over the differences between the membership levels, the costs and exactly how the Thousand Trails memberships work.  

Thousand Trails Cost & Savings Calculators

Select the calculator for the type of membership that you are interested in.

Camping Pass Nightly Cost & Savings Calculator

New or resale Upgraded Membership Nightly Cost & Savings Calculator


Thousand Trails Camping Pass Nightly Cost & Savings Calculator

Use this calculator to find out if the Thousand Trails Camping Pass is right for you. Enter the number of zones you are interested in and the number of nights you plan to camp. Add Trails Collection if you want it. We’ll show you your nightly price over the year and how much you could save.


Thousand Trails New & Resale Upgraded Membership Nightly Cost & Savings Calculator

Use this calculator to find out how much a new or resale Thousand Trails Upgraded Membership can save you. Enter the options you are considering and how many nights you plan to use your membership each year. The calculator will show you your nightly rate and how much you will save each year for five years.

Thousand Trails Membership Price Ranges (New & Resale)

Thousand Trails New Upgraded Memberships

Here is a very basic overview and cost estimate for each of the Thousand Trails new upgraded membership levels. There are often sales and promotions so make sure to ask. I think of the price as being a little bit like an MSRP. If you are not familiar with Thousand Trails read Thousand Trails Membership (What You Need to Know) for an in depth explanation and comparison of all the membership levels.  

  • Elite Basic
    • Includes all 81 Thousand Trails parks with stays up to 21 nights, park to park privileges and a 120 day booking window.
    • Cost estimate: $6995
    • Annual Dues: $615
  • Elite Connections
    • Includes all 81 Thousand Trails parks with stays up to 21 nights, park to park privileges and a 180 day booking window.
    • Cost estimate: $9545
    • Annual Dues: $615
  • Adventure
    • Includes all 81 Thousand Trails parks with stays up to 21 nights, park to park privileges and a 180 day booking window.
    • Can add Trails Collection Plus for 21 night stays and park to park at Trails Collection parks. ($615 per year)
    • Cost estimate: $15595
    • Annual Dues: $615

Resale (Used) Thousand Trails Memberships

There are a variety of different resale memberships available with 21 night stays and park to park privileges.  Prices currently range from about $3550 to $4250 (including transfer fees) depending on the membership type and what it includes. Dues generally range from $549 to $650 per year.  

A note about new upgraded memberships: Keep in mind a new upgraded membership can normally be resold, so when you no longer need your membership you should be able to get some of your money back by selling it.


How to join Thousand Trails

Camping Pass & New Upgraded Membership

Thousand Trails Member Specialists, Brandy and Jim Reneau can help you get the best price and the membership that fits your camping style. Contact them via email at brandy_reneau@equitylifestyle.com or by phone at (770) 622-4188. Tell them Towing Home sent you:)

You can also buy a Camping Pass membership online at the Thousand Trails website. Get $100 off the Camping Pass.

Resale Upgraded Membership

We highly recommend using a broker to purchase a resale (used) membership. The Campground Membership Outlet is the broker that we used and it was a great experience. You can contact Kimberly at kimberly@membershipoutlet.com or by phone at 800-272-0401.  She really knows all of the ins and outs of the Thousand Trails memberships and can help you find the best membership for you and make sure the process goes smoothly. It doesn’t even cost you anything extra! Tell her Towing Home sent you.

That’s it for now. Hopefully the calculators helped you determine how much you could save with a Thousand Trails membership and whether it is worth it for you.

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