May 2011

Campground Etiquette – A thing of the past?

May 31, 2011 by · 8 Comments 

Just spent a great Memorial Day weekend in Shenandoah National Park at the Big Meadows Campground. Beautiful weather, s’mores, children playing, great hikes. Overall people were friendly, no loud drinking parties, but I was amazed by how clueless some people were to the ‘unwritten’ rules of camping. And since they’re ‘unwritten’, how are they supposed [...]

The Camping Cure: Go RVing to recharge your mind, body and spirit

May 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Camping Cure: Go RVing to recharge your mind, body and spirit

Good Sam members already know that RVing is a rewarding, fun-filled pastime. According to medical experts (and countless veteran RVers), camping also offers potential cures for some of the negative aspects of today’s demanding daily routines. Let’s talk about the ways that RVing can help you stay healthy and strong by promoting physical fitness, challenging [...]

Assess the life of your engine lubricants through oil analysis

May 27, 2011 by · 10 Comments 

Long Live Your Engine In any given lubricant (such as engine oil, transmission fluid or gear oil), three main factors influence the useful life of the lubricant: viscosity stability, oxidation and contamination. While it’s important to understand how these factors affect oil life, it’s equally important to realize that none of these factors can be [...]

Good Sam Park King Phillip’s Campground in Lake George, New York

May 27, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Good Sam Park King Phillip’s Campground in Lake George, New York

If you’re searching for a place to stay in New York’s southern Adirondacks this summer, look no further than King Phillip’s Family Campsites, an 8/8/8.5-rated Good Sam Park. King Phillip’s Family Campsites has all of the amenities for every type of camper, with tent sites, full-hookup sites and pull-throughs. If you forget anything at home, [...]

New York City Samboree

May 27, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

New York City Samboree

Experience the City That Never Sleeps this fall on Good Sam’s New York City Samboree, a club-sponsored tour for RVers on September 18 – 24, 2011. Fall’s the best time to visit when the weather is perfect, the summer tourists have gone, and the holiday crowds haven’t yet arrived. The NYC tour provides experienced tour [...]

Good Sams’ Golden Halo savings offer exclusive discounts for members

May 27, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

In case you missed the big announcement last month, Good Sam Club members now can enjoy extra savings on RV products and services at GoodSamClub.com with a new feature called Golden Halo savings. Each day the website showcases a unique savings opportunity on RV products and services, exclusively for members. Need a new coffeemaker for [...]

The Good Sam Rally News

May 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Good Sam Rally News

This just in…The Rally Weekender Pass! It’s a great way for those who have a little less time available to enjoy the Good Sam Rally’s highlights in Redmond, Oregon! The Rally’s new Weekend Pass is attractively priced at just $149 per couple, and includes three nights of dry camp RV parking and all that the [...]

How to Protect Your Blades

May 27, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

How to Protect Your Blades

The next time you enjoy a cup of coffee, hold on to that foam cup—it can be used to help protect those expensive motorhome wiper blades. Simply place a cup under each wiper arm so that when you’re parked the blades are raised off the hot windshield. By Harvey Hetrick, Torrance, California This tip can [...]

Battery Basics for Your RV

May 27, 2011 by · 14 Comments 

Battery Basics for Your RV

By Ken Freund Batteries are essential for unplugged camping, yet they often get no attention until there’s a problem, which is often too late to save them. Here’s a quick primer: Popular RV batteries come in three basic types: Conventional flooded electrolyte, gelled electrolyte and absorbed glass mat (AGM). Flooded batteries have been around the [...]

National Scenic Byways Program

May 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

National Scenic Byways Program The Good Sam Club has long supported our country’s National Scenic Byways Program, which designates certain highways and roads as Scenic Byways, providing Federal funds for their upkeep, signage and maintenance.  This year, we have joined other major recreational organizations in urging key Members of Congress involved in the development of [...]

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