I have been to a T.T. Campground once... However it was a long time ago and I was not camping, just visiting.
I would use the free days, but be advised that most dealers offer a bunch of free camping nights to new buyers as part of the dealer, this is not really special,,,, In fact it likely costs the dealer nothing as the hosting campground is paying for it, THey hope that you will spend a few (perhaps as much as 10 or 12) thousand more and buy a membership in their campground
A membership that comes with annual dues (often around 3-5 hundred dollars per year
Is this a good deal? Well... That is for you to decide... I happen to hold two memberships, One vintabe membership in Travel America, along with President's culb (it's "Affilated parks" program) and one in Outdoor Adventury whichc comes with Camp Coast to Coast, CCC (Camp Coast to Coast) has been getting mixed reviews..
Now, the "Good" news... Most campground chains have a range of camp grounds, Some are good, some are ... Well, Let's just say "Not so good"
Outdoor Adventure: Well, they are doing it differently.. They are NOT using other people's money to re-build and improve the parks they buy. They are using membership sales to do it.
Most chains (The now Defunct "All Seasons" TT, and more) were built with other people's money (Bank Loans, investors, that kind of thing) and when the good folks wanted it back... Well, that was not a good time in the industry. Some companies came out of it stronger, Some chaptered out, Some sold out. Lots of folks lost benefits
Just remember what I told my wife when we bought our first membership......
The salesman had told us about all the things the park was going to have, Put-Put golf, horse trails, and much much more... At that time they were using what is now the family center as a sales office, he promised they woudl build a sales office too.
I told my wife I believed they were going to build the sales office, you see, the bulldozers were on scene
Today, it is nearly a quarter century later... Do they have put-put golf (Yes, members built the course a few years ago) Horse trails (no, also no horses) Fishing pont... (Well, they have a fishing puddle) Wading pool for the kiddies (Closed, too dangerous) Heated indoor swiming pool and sauna (no, in fact last time I was there the outdoor pool was not all that good)
The sales building was, however, quickly built (in fact when first visited the park as a member it was open)
The new park I just joined... They are going to heve miniture golf too (Bulldozers on scene) and a lot of additional sites (likewise) no horse trails though (Salesman even said no horses) but every improvement he mentioned was a work IN PROGRESS, not just a drawing on a wish list. And the existing "Common" facilities there... FANTASTIC is the only description I can give, Excelent "Family Center"