Heroes of RVing

Heroes of RVing

August 23, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Good Sam members Don and Marilyn Buller rallied a group of RVing volunteers to rebuild homes in the wake of natural disasters. Sue and Monty Scales quit their construction jobs and drove to New Orleans to put their skills to good use following Hurricane Katrina. Richard Daniels adopted a stray dog he encountered at an [...]

Action Line: Workhorse Worries

Action Line: Workhorse Worries

August 23, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Dear Action Line, I am a Life member of the Good Sam Club. I own a 2005 Coachmen Santara motorhome with a W22 Workhorse chassis, serial number 5B4MP67G843390892. In May 2010 I experienced a seizure of the front-left brake caliper. This was a terrifying experience, as my wife and I were traveling 60 mph along [...]

The Flow Was Slow

The Flow Was Slow

June 22, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Submitted by Lee Jungkans, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin I have found that using a water-mattress style water tank for transporting water works great while boondocking. Usually, the difficulty in dry-camping lies in transporting the water on the roof and trying not to lose any while the vehicle is in motion. Additionally, the water-fill inlet on my trailer [...]

It’s No Joke

It’s No Joke

April 21, 2011 by · 7 Comments 

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 [...]

Did That Just Happen?

Did That Just Happen?

March 29, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

by Good Sam Club Member Kathi Kopyn Having taken two cruises through the Inland Passage of Alaska, we decided to see the interior of Alaska. We tried to make reservations on the ferry, only to be told that ferries were booked until the end of July. Not wanting to sleep in the car, we started [...]

Honey, What Was That Noise?

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by Good Sam Club Member Barbara Allen We bought our first RV in 1995, a used 21 foot Shadow Cruiser.  I took it to a school parking lot to learn how to maneuver it.  Although I had driven a school bus for some years, it is very different to maneuver a fifth wheel. We were [...]

Left Hand Turn Only!

Left Hand Turn Only!

January 27, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

by Good Sam Club Members Dennis & Gayle Valy In May of 2008, Gayle and I were leaving a campground in northern Illinois when our motorhome started to “shimmy.” We were on a small county road with no shoulders. I slowed down and it stopped shimmying so I continued on. It started again so I made the mistake [...]

Awesome Alaska – Member Story

Awesome Alaska – Member Story

December 22, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

Good Sam Club Member Theresa and Chris VanderHorst I just read the wonderful story about Alaska by Good Sam Club Member Ruth Stoll, Hudson, Florida. Wow! It actually seemed just like our experience this past summer. My husband and I volunteered for the Alaska State Parks at Willow Creek State Recreation Area (SRA) along the [...]