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How Are Good Sam RV Parks Rated?

Posted By Good Sam On November 4, 2010 @ 3:27 pm In Benefit Spotlight,Club News | 11 Comments

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Each year, 28 husband–wife teams take to the road in their RVs to inspect RV parks across North America for the Trailer Life RV Parks, Campgrounds & Services Directory [4]. Educated by a Standardization and Training Team to ensure all are following the same criteria, these Trailer Life Consultants take their jobs very seriously.

Since they are RV enthusiasts themselves, they truly understand the importance of accurate ratings. They know what it means to arrive at a campground which doesn’t have the appropriate facilities or meet expectations. That’s why they also conduct random quality checks throughout the year.

Grading Criteria
RV parks receive scores from 1 (worse) to 10 (best) in three categories. Campgrounds with a 10/10/10 rating have more facilities, are better maintained, and are more visually appealing than 5/5/5 – rated campgrounds. Less than 1% of parks or campgrounds receive a rating of 10. You can learn about the top-rated Good Sam Parks [5] listed in the Trailer Life Directory on our site. Here is the breakdown of each category that makes up the rating:

Category 1: Completeness of facilities
checkmark interior roads
checkmark sites
checkmark registration area
checkmark hookups
checkmark recreation
checkmark swimming
checkmark security
checkmark laundry
checkmark services
checkmark internet access

Category 2: Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
Cleanliness tops the list of almost any RVer when deciding on a campground. So this category includes two subcategories: cleanliness and physical characteristics.
checkmark Cleanliness of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor
(Full points in each of the above earns a star rating)

checkmark Physical characteristics of restrooms
checkmark interior construction
checkmark adequate supplies/odor free
checkmark adequate number of facilities
checkmark exterior appearance and location to park spaces
checkmark interior appearance

Category 3: Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
Parks score points in four subcategories that measure how well they blend with their natural surroundings:
checkmark easy identification, and first impression of the park entrance
checkmark landscaping and appearance of the park grounds and sites
checkmark park grounds and sites free of litter and debris
checkmark size and types of sites available and maintenance of the park
checkmark aesthetics of park and surrounding area

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