What is the Trails Collection Plus Membership by Thousand Trails?

The trails collection plus membership benefits

Trails Collection Plus is the latest membership offer from Thousand Trails. If you are full-time on the road, it has some great perks that would be really useful but it also has a caveat. Make sure to check out our article about Thousand Trails membership options if you don’t have one yet since this is an add-on. If you don’t know what the Trails Collection add-on is, now is a great time to read about that since this is an extension of that program.

What is new with Trails Collection Plus?

Trails Collection Plus adds-on some great benefits that we have been wanting. With this new membership you can stay for up to 21-nights in a Trails Collection campground. This extends your stay by an additional 7 nights over the traditional Trails Collection membership.

The Trails Collection Plus also allows you to go park-to-park in the Trails Collection. This is an amazing addition to the membership. Since the Thousand Trails upgraded memberships allow you to go park-to-park, it could get a little confusing when planning trips.

We had to pay attention to make sure we weren’t planning to go park-to-park between Trails Collection parks. We even had to pay full-price for a week when we miss booked and wanted to stay in the area.

This perk alone makes this membership worthwhile. You could have a winter in the Florida Keys and move back and forth between Sunshine Key RV Resort and Fiesta Key RV Resort.

The final benefit of the Trails Collection Plus membership is that it grants you a 90-day reservation window. This will allow you to book 30 days earlier than any of the regular Trails Collection members. Winter in the Florida Key’s might just be possible!

The Cost

This Plus membership will cost you $615 / year. This is $300 more than the standard Trails Collection but you will recover that in a single stay. We think this is a great deal!

The Catch

With a membership like this that sounds too good to be true, there has to be a catch. The Trails Collection Plus membership requires you to have the new Thousand Trails Adventure Membership to access it.

This puts it out of reach for the majority of Thousand Trails members who are happy with their current membership. The standard Trails Collections is available to everyone though and completely worth it.

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  1. Thank you for the very detailed explanation. I just have one question, if the trails collection plus allows you to go park to park why does it say 21 days in/7 days out on the comparison chart?

    1. Great question and the same one we asked them. It means 21 days in a park then 7 days out of that park. You can go to another TC park.

  2. Regarding this “You could have a winter in the Florida Keys and move back and forth between Sunshine Key RV Resort and Fiesta Key RV Resort.”

    It was explicitly stated to me that both Florida Keys locations will be under high use restrictions year round. Accordingly you cant bounce between them. What I was told was you have to be out of the specific park for 28 days (and I am assuming the max stay is 14 days instead of 21). So you can in theory “Mostly” stay in the keys but you have to cycle between Fiesta/Sunshine/ and Miami.

    What is maybe more concerning is that there is not a clearly defined list around high use restrictions for the Encore parks and how this is going to be handled (especially in Florida where everyone who is paying $10K to upgrade for access to this is planning on using it). So its a very real possibility you pay for TC+ only to find out all the FL parks are flipped high use in the winter and you only get 14 days stays and 28 days before you can come back to that park.

    Park to Park still a great perk but we really need to see the fine print and get a realistic statement from ELS on what the plan is with High Use at Encore before you can really make a judgement on value for that much $$$

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