:angry: I need some advice from my fellow camping lovers. My husband and I joined a private campground close to our home that promised unlimited camping at no extra cost after our $294 yearly dues and our initial $5394 membership fee was paid. We also had the opportunity to join ROD for a low membership fee. Well, that deal was made 6/2007. We have camped at our campground numerous times over these three years and found that some of the promises that were made verbally to us when we were deciding to join (the addition of sewage hookups, etc) were never going to come to pass. An EPA issue, we were told. Well, we accepted the disappointment but the latest screw-over came by letter this month. We were notified that our campground was sold to Legacy Developments, LLC. We were sent a letter stating that they wanted to meet with all the membership to explain some of the "exciting" things they were planning for us. We took our original membership packet with us and went to our appointed meeting. When we sat down and started talking to Legacy's rep, we discovered that another verbal promise (that our dues would be frozen when we retire) is not going to be honored. "Show me in writing!" Well, after scanning our contract, we found that the sales rep who also told us that sewer hookups were in the near future, had failed to "write" the promise to freeze our dues upon our retirement! Then Legacy's rep started his sales pitch! He told us he would offer us a deal that we couldn't refuse. He stated 7 out of 10 members were gladly taking this "deal". The deal was, that all we had to pay was an additional $4995 to Legacy Developments that would freeze our dues and protect us from having hundreds of dollars of assessments for the wonderful improvements Legacy was planning for our campground. He wouldn't commit to saying there was definitely going to be septic installed at all the campsites, but "This campground really needs some updating". He also said, "if you choose not to take this opportunity, we'll get our $5000 by assessments and dues increases." He also stated that our "perpetual ownership" was moot. It states in our contract that we can will this membership to our children and grandchildren. All they have to do is pay the dues. Well, if what he threatens is true, our children will not be able to afford to keep the membership! We don't know what to do. We've decided to keep our present membership, which is paid in full and see what happens over the next year. If the dues increase and the assessments for improvements are extravagant, we will be forced to walk away. A very valuable ($5394) lesson learned. If I can save anyone else out there the pain of this lesson, I will be happy! Get EVERYTHING in writing! And even then, there are ways these sheisters can screw you over!!!