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Old 06-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Think I read somewhere here that Good Sam is just a "partner" with Camping World Stores. Since this is my first camper, I would like to know if a membership in Good Sam is something that I should have or if it is more a marketing tool. What value is it? Thank you for your feedback. I'm so inexperienced it's kinda scary.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Check with your local AAA for rv towing, some states will not cover and Good Sam is a good alternate for road service, they will send 2 tow trucks, one for your tow and one for your trailer, AAA does not.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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We've had Good Sam road service for several years, used several times satisfactorily for towing twice, flat tire service twice, lockout service once. Membership and road service are two different things and must be a member to be able to buy the road service. Good Sam rv parks give a 10% discount and Good Sam gets a discount at Camping World. All including some magazines are owned by the parent company.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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I,m a Good Sam member and recommend it.

We have AAA+ with camper coverage should we need towing. They will tow up to 100 miles to a destination of your choice whereas other companies will only tow to the nearest service dealer.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #6
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We joined Good Sam for the roadside assistance. Only $79. We use Woodall's Campground Directory on the road and many of the places we stayed at offered a Good Sam discount. So the membership (I think it was $20) more than paid for itself. Also, if you do shop in Camping World you get a discount. The endless mailings we get are annoying but I guess that's the price you pay...
Woodall's, Good Sam, Camping World are all part of the Infinity Group. They've got it all covered
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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My major grumble with Good Sam is that it is very hard to tell a good Sam Newsletter from a Camping World flyer. Been a member for a year - only used their discount at some campgrounds.

The 10% discount at Camping World brings the C-W prices down to the point where they seem to be approx double what anyone else charges!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #8
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Membership and road service are two different things and must be a member to be able to buy the road service.

Hi,

Yes, Good Sam Club and Affinity Road Service, while promoted together, are separate entities. But, they can be purchased separately, independent of each other.

We are satisfied users of the road service, but have dropped our club membership, finding it geared primarily to big rig owners.

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Think I read somewhere here that Good Sam is just a "partner" with Camping World Stores.

What value is it?
Camping World used to have a membership called "President's Club." You had to join that to get their 10% store discount, and it was separate from Good Sam. They've always pushed membership in Good Sam, now they did away with President's Club and they've folded that benefit into Good Sam membership making the discount the basic benefit of Good Sam membership. Good Sam membership is the gateway into the Good Sam Roadside Assistance Service, which has a separate membership fee.
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There are no Good Sam Towing services in my area.
They sent a tow truck 65 miles to tow my Sunrader 3 miles to a mechanic.
No complaints on their Roadside Services.
I also gave up my Camping World/Good Sam membership as even with their discounts prices are much less on line if you don't need it immediately.
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But for these egg campers, aren't we really only talking about a possible flat tire and the rest of the roadside assistance would really be needed for the tow vehicle? Which is why I can't figure out if this Good Sam Roadside assistance program is any better than say .... AAA.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #12
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When I first got my trailer the President's Club worked out pretty good. I was buying enough stuff to make a difference. After 6 years there's not much I need, so good bye President's Club/Good Sam.

P.S. I was a member of Good Sam years ago. I don't think they'll ever stop sending their advertising junk.
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Check with your local AAA for rv towing, some states will not cover and Good Sam is a good alternate for road service, they will send 2 tow trucks, one for your tow and one for your trailer, AAA does not.
AAA will prove towing services for the trailer if you purchase that option each year with your membership - or at least in BC they do. Most campgrounds that offer Good Sam discount rates will give the same discount to people with an AAA membership as well.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:26 AM   #14
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We are new Good Sam Club members. We signed up for the roadside assistance and have been very pleased so far. Wish I had signed up just a few months earlier. Have already had a tow that paid for itself just last month. Joined the club to get a $79 roadside assistance renewal and a discount on RV parks in the city. The camping world and flying J discounts are useless to us here in canada but it is still worth joining at $20 bucks I guess.
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