March 2012

2012 Elections Will Affect RVers

March 30, 2012 by · 22 Comments 

Congress and the Obama Administration are seven months away from the 2012 election. As every day brings incumbents closer to the election on November 6, their attention focuses more intensely on ensuring that they return to Washington in 2013. The House of Representatives continues to see rapid change in its membership. It currently has the [...]

Matching the Perfect RV to the Perfect Tow Vehicle (Or vice versa)

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Matching the Perfect RV to the Perfect Tow Vehicle (Or vice versa)

The Importance of Compatibility and Understanding Weight Ratings and Weights By Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor So you’ve done your due diligence and have decided to enter the towable recreation vehicle lifestyle. You already know that any non-motorized RV is considered a towable, including a slide-in pickup camper. Folding camping trailers, conventional travel trailers, slide-in [...]

Good Sam Enterprises Headquarters Relocating from Southern California to Chicago Area

March 26, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Good Sam Enterprises Headquarters Relocating from Southern California to Chicago Area

March 8, 2012 (Lincolnshire, IL)—Good Sam Enterprises, LLC (GSE) is relocating its executive headquarters from Ventura, California to Lincolnshire, Illinois. The planned move was announced today by Chairman & CEO Marcus Lemonis. Good Sam Enterprises and its wholly owned subsidiaries, which include the Good Sam Club and Camping World, serve the safety, security, comfort and [...]

Special Spring Savings are Popping Up at Camping World

March 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Special Spring Savings are Popping Up at Camping World

Special Spring Savings are Popping Up at Camping World It’s raining savings at Camping World for Good Sam Club members during two special April events. Members enjoy special savings during Good Sam Days, set for Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15. A wide assortment of popular RV and outdoor accessories will be on sale, [...]

SamAlert: Attention DRV RV Owners!

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

SamAlert: Attention DRV RV Owners!

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V087000 Component:  Power Train, Automatic Transmission, Gear position indication (PRNDL) Potential number of units affected: 1,449 Summary: Coachmen RV is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Mirada and Encounter recreational vehicles built on a Ford F-53 chassis, manufactured from February 1, 2010, through February 17, 2012. The gear shifter’s cable may break at the attachment to [...]

2012 Elections Will Affect RVers

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Congress and the Obama Administration are seven months away from the 2012 election. A number of issues are hanging between the politicians such as spending, high gas prices, international crises, and other important government policies. The way these pieces of legislation are dealt with may significantly impact Good Sam members’ ability to access national parks, enjoy properly-maintained roads and preserve important tax benefits, so it’s vital that every Good Sam member participates in this year’s elections.

Action Line: No Service on Slideouts

March 20, 2012 by · 11 Comments 

Action Line: No Service on Slideouts

When Good Sam member James Nees’ service plan didn’t cover his stuck slide-out, he turned to Action Line for help:  We have a 2005 Georgetown 323 motorhome by Forest River with 15,586 miles on it. Last July, the hydraulic rams on the 12-foot slide-out failed to retract because they had bowed down. We had to [...]

Travel through the heart of New England with Good Sam!

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Travel through the heart of New England with Good Sam!

Join Good Sam members on a journey into the heart of New England to see the spectacular fall foliage on a 16-day RV trip that focuses on charming villages and historic off-the-beaten-path places.

Going Green, RV Style

March 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Going Green, RV Style

Those who enjoy the lifestyle know that RV travel is the perfect combination of nature and comfort. It is a great and affordable way to meet new people, see new sites, and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. Preserve this lifestyle for all the new RVers who will enjoy it, here are some tips to [...]

Member Tip: Super Swiffers

March 20, 2012 by · 10 Comments 

Member Tip: Super Swiffers

Cleaning that awning just got easier with the use of a household-cleaning item called a Swiffer. You can clean both sides the awning rather easily, and if the pad get dry, just add a little household cleaner. Great idea! My wife thought of this, so I must give credit where credit is due. Editor’s note: [...]

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