We have quite a few RV memberships that we use to make RV life easier, more affordable and more fun! We have many more than 8 but these are some of our favorite and most useful memberships. Memberships are also great gift ideas for that special nomad in your life. They take up no room and are super thoughtful and useful!
National Park Annual Pass
The pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle. This pass is good for National Forests, Recreation Areas, Reclamation Areas, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Service as well. In addition, camping rates at Army Corps of Engineer sites are half price!
This pass paid for itself in just a couple uses and we have enjoyed countless National Parks and recreation areas because of it!
Cost – $80 Annual Pass or $20 Annual Senior Pass
Xscapers RV Memberships
The Xscapers is a branch of Escapees RV club, that introduced us to a community of like minded individuals that soon became our dearest friends. They offer many other benefits and services such as, a mail forwarding service, roadside assistance, information about domicile and health care options, advocacy work for full time RVers and tons of educational resources. We love attending their convergences all over the country to meet with new and old friends!
Cost – $40/year
This is a 50% discount camping club with discounted rates at over 1,800 campgrounds! This membership saved us a whole lot of money when we were just hitting the road. It really helped us keep costs down before we became experienced boondockers.
Some parks offer these rates seasonally or for a limited number of days, so double check with the participating campground to make sure you can take advantage of the discount on the dates you have planned and how many days its good for..
Cost – $44/year
Harvest Hosts is a great overnight option. Instead of sleeping at a Wal-Mart or Cracker Barrel you can stay at a winery, farm or museum! We’ve slept next to a lavender field, picked our own nectarines and toured wineries. Its such a wonderful experience and were happy to support a local business for very pleasant experience and overnight stop.
Rigs must be self- contained to participate and its common practice to spend at least $20 in support of the business for their kindness and accommodations.
Cost – $49/year
This a great network of individuals who open pup their driveways, yards or property to allow you to camp for a while. This has come in handy for us around big cities where we couldn’t find availability at campgrounds or it was just too expensive. All of our hosts have been extremely kind and accommodating, with great recommendations of what to do and see in the area. It’s kind of like Air BnB for RVers!
Some sites had size limitations, but listings should give adequate details on what they can accommodate.
Cost – $30/year
Good Sam Roadside Assistance
We’ve had a few mechanical mishaps over the years and we’re so glad that we’ve had roadside assistance. They arrived quickly and towed our vehicle to the nearest shop for repair and will also tow your trailer to the nearest campground. Thankfully we’ve never had the trailer in tow when we’ve had a breakdown.
Of all of our RV memberships, this one gives us the most peace of mind.
You can also get a 10% discount at eligible campgrounds.
Cost – $80/year
Amazon Prime (RV Membership)
Getting Packages on the road can be a struggle. You have to know where your going to be and have things shipped to your campground or shipped general delivery to the nearest post office and then wait around until it arrives. Amazon Primes 2 day shipping is an absolute must for us. It’s well worth the membership fee.
Cost – $12.99/month or $119/year
We love listening to audiobooks while we drive, exercise, grocery shop, before bed or any time of the day really. Its such a great way to enjoy great literary works while we’re working on other tasks. You can also get monthly credits with your membership and use those to buy books!
While this may not fall into the typical “RV Memberships” category – it’s been a great addition to life on the road.
Cost – $14.95/month