April 2011

What Will Solar Panels Power in My RV?

April 21, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

By James Mannett, CEA Solar Solar power for your RV depends on many factors: number of batteries, types of appliances, duration of use, presence and size of the inverter, and, or course, your budget. While solar panels won’t power everything on your RV, most items can be powered, either partially or entirely, by solar—with careful [...]

It’s No Joke

April 21, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

It’s No Joke

By Fred Wilson, Stockton, California While you’re parked in some areas, certain people think it’s fun to release your fifth-wheel hitch, which will cause your trailer to tear up your truck bed and tailgate when you drive away. To stop this, I replaced the bolt in my fifth-wheel hitch with an eyebolt on the pull [...]

Save on Fuel Expenses

April 21, 2011 by · 19 Comments 

Save on Fuel Expenses

By Ken Freund With gas prices still trending upward, energy costs are of great concern to RVers. Our recent article on fuel saving was so popular that we’ve added a few more timely suggestions. • Keep your engine properly tuned and perform all factory recommended vehicle maintenance, especially spark plugs, air- and fuel-filters. • Avoid [...]

Lucky To Be Alive!

April 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Lucky To Be Alive!

By Good Sam Club Member Ursula Jourdan A few years ago, when I was relatively new to RVing, I owned a 23-foot Class C motorhome and I learned some lessons I will always remember. I must have thought there were not going to be any grocery stores along the way because I stocked all my cabinets to [...]

RV Camping: The Ultimate Team Sport

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RV Camping: The Ultimate Team Sport

By Paula Loehr, R.N. Remember the good ol’ days when your parents lectured you (or when you spoke authoritatively with your kids) about the roles that team sports play in character building? Positive life skills such as patience, self-confidence, and respect for others were attributed to playing organized games like soccer, baseball, or basketball. On [...]

Oil and Coolant Analysis Experts JG Lubricant Services Join Good Sam’s Smile and Save Discount Program

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Oil and Coolant Analysis Experts JG Lubricant Services Join Good Sam’s Smile and Save Discount Program

Oil and coolant analysis experts JG Lubricant Services have joined forces with the Good Sam Club to offer 10% discounts on their oil and coolant analysis kits and sampling supplies through the club’s Smile and Save program. Whether your next trip is a short getaway to the lake for a weekend family retreat or you’re [...]

Gear Up for Good Sam Cleanup Days

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Gear Up for Good Sam Cleanup Days

The Good Sam Club’s annual Cleanup Days will be held the weekend of May 21 – 22, a week before Memorial Day weekend, so we can help prepare our public lands for the traditional camping season. We have free trash bags for everyone participating, which we’ll ship to you upon request. Just send an e-mail to [...]

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

April 21, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

On April 7, National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis announced a major new service-wide Healthy Foods Strategy, to provide healthy food options to all national park visitors. Jarvis made the announcement as part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People U.S. conference, a two-day forum in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area co-hosted by NPS, [...]

Entertainment at the Rally

April 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Entertainment at the Rally

The entertainment at this year’s Rally, presented by DISH Network, is getting better and better. With professional entertainment each evening, country music megastar Vince Gill will headline the event with a performance Rally-goers are sure to remember. Releasing his debut album in 1984, Vince Gill remains one of Country music’s most decorated and acclaimed performers. [...]

Good Sam Club To Sponsor Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne in the Sprint All Star Race

April 20, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne and his Wood Brothers Race Team will carry the colors of the Good Sam Club in the upcoming NASCAR Sprint All Star Race on May 21. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Good Sam Club and Camping World, said “I was thrilled to have Bayne and the Wood brothers on board for [...]

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