RV Tips

Tip for RVers: Backsplash Protection

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

After purchasing a new trailer, I realized it needed a backsplash for the island sink in the kitchen. I purchased a 2 x 2-inch oak board and cut it to fit the sink. Next I cut a 1-inch-deep groove down the center, wide enough to accommodate a piece of plexiglass. I then stained and sealed [...]

Good Sam Feature: Hidden Ridge RV Resort

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Gorgeous hardwood trees dominate the signature landscape that makes western Michigan the perfect place to escape during the glorious months of summer. Nestled in the heart of this region, in the picturesque countryside of Hopkins, is Hidden Ridge RV Resort. This premier RV resort features sprawling grounds that sweep out before you in gently rolling [...]

Top Good Sam Parks for Family Camping

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RV Camping is a family affair at our Top Family Good Sam Parks for 2014. The RV parks on this list feature amenities, entertainment and education programs that serve family members of all ages. These parks cultivate an atmosphere that’s welcoming for families big and small. Whether showing G-rated movies or conducting educational nature programs, these [...]

Tech Tips: Cheap Awning Lock

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While bucking a strong headwind on Wyoming’s Interstate 80, my trailer’s awning billowed out, resulting in a $100 awning-repair bill. After reviewing the $40-$50 awning locks on the market, I devised an effective, cheaper solution—a $3 gate latch from the local hardware store. With the extended latch pin positioned in the end-cap hole, I drilled [...]

Stay Sharp On The Road: Five Ways To Avoid Driver Fatigue

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Stay Sharp On The Road: Five Ways To Avoid Driver Fatigue

RV travel gives you the freedom to pick up and go on a whim, but with that freedom comes great responsibility. In addition to keeping your vehicle in sound running order, it’s critical that you to keep your mental faculties well tuned while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, too many motorists hit the road after insufficient [...]

Perform an AC Checkup

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Perform an AC Checkup

Follow these maintenance tips to ensure that you stay cool and collected during the summer The dog days of summer seem intent on pushing the mercury to new heights. Fortunately, RV air conditioners can turn a potential oven into a cool, comfy refuge. Take the following steps to ensure that your main source of climate [...]

Care for Your RV’s Roof

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Care for Your RV’s Roof

RV rubber roofs get punished by the elements on a regular basis. From the sun’s brutal UV rays to the freezing temperatures of winter, Mother Nature has no shortage of weapons to hurl at your prized vehicle. Don’t take it lying down. Instead of resigning yourself to the ravages of nature, take action to protect [...]

Download the Good Sam App on Your Android Phone

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Put the power of Good Sam at your fingertips by downloading the latest version of the Good Sam Camping app on your Android smart phone. The updated version of this free tool, which helps users find RV parks all over North America,  also works on Apple iPhones and iPad and iPod Touch devices, making it [...]

Stay at Good Sam Parks on an RV Trip of a Lifetime

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Find Good Sam parks throughout your journey by following one of our RV Trips of a Lifetime itineraries. Located on the Good Sam Club’s Explore page, these fun-filled routes lead travelers on some of the most compelling attractions in each state and province. And each trip page includes a right-hand column that connects you to Good [...]

Lifestyle Tech Tip—See Change

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To initially set up the auto-leveling system on my motorhome, I first had to get the coach level and then push some buttons to let the system know the coach was level. I found level by taping the ends of my 25-foot water hose even with a seam line on my coach, then filling the [...]

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