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Old 02-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Join Good Sam Or Not

I was thinking of joining the Good Sam Club and was wondering if there was any real benefit to it. Also I was wondering how their campgrounds are.
We're planning on taking a vacation in Virginia and we're thinking along the lines of staying in the Shenandoah Valley.Does anyone recommend certain campground or RV park in this area?
I'd just like to hear some thoughts before setting it in stone.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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We joined Good Sam's after coming from tent camping to towables.

They have a lot to offer including discounts at campgrounds that they actually rate according to GS's standards.

Check out their website for a ton of information for all RVers.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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You get a 10% discount at Good Sam camp grounds. If you stay at 6 or 7 nights at camp grounds a year you save the price of membership.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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They don't have campgrounds, just agreements with private cg's that agree to give discounts.

They have just combined GS and Presidents club at Camping world, so with the one card you get the discount at CW and the other Good Sam discounts.

Most campgrounds will give you a 10% discount if you have any kind of card or even if you just ask.

I think for me, it is worth the annual fee now that they have combined the fees into one. If not for that, I was contemplating dropping it.
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I don't think you can go wrong now that they have merged with Camping Word. We have a Life Membership so we made out like a bandit...
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I don't think you can go wrong now that they have merged with Camping Word. We have a Life Membership so we made out like a bandit...
We have the Good Sam Life Membership also, agreed with Grumpy, we made out like a bandit on the merging of Camping World and Good Sam.

Only problem is you will be a mail box full of junk mail from them.
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I had a President's Club membership that I used when I bought my new sleep number bed from CW. When they combined the two I have a Good Sam membership now.
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The value really depends on the type of camping you do. State parks and National parks don't discount. If you spend a lot of nights in private campgrounds that accept it then it is a good deal.
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I also was Presidents Club Member and ponied up and became lifetime Good Sam Member. If you only do National & State Parks probably not worth the cost of membership.

For me, I also take both magazines (Highways and Trailer Life) and enjoy the tech notes knowledge etc you get from the reading. Now that we have graduated from tent to pop-up to travel trailer to 5th, a lot to learn along the way. Also you see all of the new products coming down the pike.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #10
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Thank you for the info.
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