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Old 07-12-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Good Sam membership

I was thinking about getting a Good Sam membership and was wondering if they were really worth the money. The current deal they have is you will get a free night of camping and looks like they added some more discounts like Flying J, Camping World and maybe some others.

I searched for some threads before posting and could only find some that were pretty old so wanted to see if could get some more recent reviews on whether or not people were happy with the membership.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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I think its a fair deal...especially if you camp at private CG's that are members of the program as well. You usually save 10% off the rate. Also Camping world gives special pricing now and occasionally deals on things. For example I just yesterday was looking at the hardwired surge protector that was somewhere around $225 normal price....put in my number and automatically saved 30%!! For me that purchase alone paid for the membership. Beware of all the junk mail they send you...it is a lot!
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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The very low cost make it a good deal IMHO. The Highways every other month is worth the cost but then I get a lot out of it. I also got auto and RV insurance through Good Sam, its GMAC insurance, at a better price then I could find any where else. I don't mind the junk mail that they send but I have read complains from
other forum members who don't like it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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Our recent trip this summer included a total of 8 nights in 2 different camp grounds
that offered Good Sam discounts.
The 1st stop had a special where I got a year for only $15.
Wow, I saved that much right there at the check in desk and saved a few bucks
more at the next stop.

We spend the bulk of our weekends at state and national parks but if you go to
private camp grounds it will likely pay for it'self in discounts.

I'm not sure what kind of discount you get at Flying J?? I was told at one that
any discount was only on diesel not gas.
Anyone else hear that??

Oh yeah we rarely order from Camping World but just did order one of those
peel and stick "states visited" maps. I got free shipping just by putting in my
Good Sam number. Saved $6 on that order.

So yeah, I think it's worth it.
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I agree that it is worth the small price for a membership. The Pilot/Flying J discount has been worth the membership price alone. The current discounts are 4 cents off on gas, 6 cents off on diesel, and these are off the cash price. The Canadian discounts are different as they are based on liters. There is also a discount on propane. You do have to apply for an additional card, it does not work just to use your Good Sam membership card. Also as stated above, the 10% discount on park fees add up when you can use them.
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Now that Good Sam and Camping World are one membership, I am very satisfied with what it offers. I bought a new RV recently and outfitted it by the internet at Camping World. I also purchased their book that lists all the campgrounds in the country and rates most of them. I have found that to be useful. IMHO, well worth the membership fee.
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I have been a member of----------

I have been a member of GOOD SAM since 1999. The membership pays for itself by the campgrounds you use. Just recently Good Sam joined partnership with Camping World for a dual membership of one cost. That alone is worth every penny of the membership cost..

Also I just discovered recently when I registered for a weeks stay at UCHEE Campground at Fort Benning in Columbus,GA , the military campgrounds accept the "GOLDEN AGE PASS" for a discount. The regular price was $19.00 per night with full hook up including cable, with the discount was dropped to $12.00 per night. The UCHEE campground was the nicest campground that we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot including some called "RESORT" campgrounds. The US Army has a hidden jewel at Fort Benning!!!!!!!!!! Was we surprised when we check in.
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You can hand feed the friends at the UCHEE RV park at Fort Benning. They hang around all day long for a hand out!
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I would like to know more about the Flying J fuel discount. I have a Flying J within a few miles of my ranch, but the price of diesel is always 10 to 12 cents more there then other local diesel prices.
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The current discounts are 4 cents off on gas, 6 cents off on diesel, and these are off the cash price. .
Looks like it's 6Ę gal but you have to get one of their cards too.
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