It is a sad day for the many members who have been loyal to Camperworld, the Utah based campgrounds that have been run here for 36 years. In order to make it affordable to more people, the founders put it into a trust. Trust was a mistake. After two of them passed on, their children were still left with positions on the board of directors, with salaries. They wanted more money, so the last remaining founder, Glenn Hatch, was fired or kicked out by a vote from the board. All salaried employees were fired. Freeing up more money to line their pockets.
A son of one of the founders initiated this action by getting a gopher to do the dirty work and lie and steal documents and then try to blackmail for money. They are now in a lawsuit that is public information as is all the information disclosed here. Why sully their name? Because it was greed that caused this, greed that will fuel it and greed that the members will have to pay for. So to the thousands of members that are out there, which my husband and I are apart of, beware.
Question if they assess you money for something that needs to be done. Question why they need it and why they don't have it. You are not buying into a trust that you can someday benefit from. You are buying a membership only. And if they can't get the money needed to run them, they will close, like so many before them. We first heard the rumblings in the parks then had it confirmed that the last founder is suing Camperworld.
A company he built from the ground up. With him at the reins the members had an advocate. His lifes work. Now we have nothing. Not even an honest board of directors who fired him a week before his retirement. Great timing because now they don't have to pay him. Until this is settled, we will not pay our dues and they can have it all back. I have a sad feeling, it won't be worth much soon. Camperworld has been around a long time and it will be sad to say goodbye but save your money. We are into this now over 7,000.00. With no assurance whatsoever. It is very sad indeed.