California Civil Code

Sec. § 1812.302


A membership camping operator shall provide to a purchaser the following written disclosures in any format which clearly communicates the following reasonably current information before the purchaser signs a membership camping contract, or gives any money or thing of value for the purchase of a membership camping contract. The written disclosures shall be included in or attached to the contract before the time the contract is signed. The following information shall be updated once a year.

(a)

The name and address of the membership camping operator and any material affiliate membership camping operator.

(b)

A brief description of the membership camping operator’s experience in the membership camping business, including the number of years the operator has been in the membership camping business; a brief description of the past five years’ business experience of the chairman, the president and chief executive officer, and if other than the foregoing, the person in charge of marketing of the membership camping operator, or persons in comparable positions in noncorporate operators, including the number of other membership camping operators with which the executive has been associated and the length of time with each.

(c)

A brief description of the nature of the purchaser’s right or license to use the membership camping operator’s property or facilities.

(d)

The location of each of the membership camping operator’s campgrounds and a brief description for each campground of the significant facilities then available for use by purchasers and those which are represented to purchasers as being planned, together with a brief description of any significant facilities that are or will be available to nonpurchasers or nonmembers.
“Significant facilities” shall include, but are not limited to, each of the following: the number of campsites, in each campground; the number of campsites in each campground with full or partial hookups; swimming pools; tennis courts; recreation buildings; restrooms and showers; laundry rooms; trading posts; or grocery stores. “Partial hookups” mean those hookups with at least one of the following connections: electricity, water, or sewer connections.
Following such description there shall appear in 10-point bold type the following disclosure:
NOTICE:PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP CAMPING CONTRACT ONLY ON THE BASIS OF EXISTING FACILITIES. CONSTRUCTION OF PLANNED FACILITIES IS SOMETIMES DEFERRED OR REVISED FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. SHOULD THE SALESPERSON DESCRIBE A SIGNIFICANT FACILITY WHICH IS NEITHER LISTED AS EXISTING NOR PLANNED, TELEPHONE COLLECT OR TOLL FREE DURING WEEKDAY BUSINESS HOURS TO [insert headquarter’s telephone number] TO VERIFY THE OPERATOR’S PLAN FOR SUCH A FACILITY.

(e)

A brief description of the membership camping operator’s ownership of, or other right to use, the campgrounds represented to be available for use by purchasers, together with the duration and expiration date of any lease, license, franchise, or reciprocal agreement entitling the membership camping operator to use the campgrounds, and any material provisions of any agreements, land use permits, or operating licenses which could materially restrict a purchaser’s use of the campgrounds under the terms of the purchaser’s camping contract.

(f)

A summary or copy of the rules, restrictions, or covenants regulating the purchaser’s use of the membership camping operator’s properties, including a statement of whether and how the rules, restrictions, or covenants may be changed.

(g)

A brief description of all payments of a purchaser under a membership camping contract, including initial fees and any further fees, charges, or assessments, together with any provisions for changing the payments.

(h)

A description of any restraints on the transfer of the membership camping contract.

(i)

A brief description of the policies relating to the availability of camping sites and whether reservations are required.

(j)

A brief description of any grounds for forfeiture of a purchaser’s membership camping contract.

(k)

A copy of the membership camping contract form.
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