10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Good Sam Membership
Make Sure You're Taking Advantage of Everything That Good Sam Has to Offer
The Good Sam Club has been an outstanding resource for RVers for nearly 60 years, providing excellent benefits for a nominal annual fee. So much so that most members save hundreds of dollars annually, quickly recouping their initial investment. But, the organization offers so many great services that even long-time members may not be taking advantage of everything their membership provides.
If you’re a Good Sam member, here are a few ways to get maximum value from the service.
Book a Campground
One of the most popular and well-known benefits of a Good Sam membership is saving money when booking campsites. As a member, you receive 10% off nightly rates at over 2,000 campgrounds across the US and Canada when booking through the Good Sam website. Better still, the GS rating system ensures you get a quality place to stay on your RV road trips.
Members-Only Discounts at Camping World
Good Sam members also gain access to special deals and discounts from Camping World whether they’re shopping online or in a brick-and-mortar stores. Those savings apply to everything from appliances and furniture to cleaning supplies and RV service. You also receive free shipping, extended return policies, and free dump station privileges.
Easy RV Rentals
Nothing beats camping in your own RV, but sometimes it’s fun to try out another model. For those occasions, Good Sam offers a comprehensive database of rental vehicles located throughout the country. Members gain access to luxurious Class As, rugged Class B camper vans, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, and more. All rentals even come with 24/7 roadside assistance and up to $1 million in insurance coverage.
Save on Fuel
Did you know Good Sam members save 5 cents on every gallon of gas purchased at a Pilot Flying J travel center? If your rig uses diesel, that discount jumps to 10 cents per gallon. You’ll also get a 15% discount on propane at all Camping World outlets.
Access to the Good Sam Trip Planner
Good Sam’s online trip planner takes all of the stress and hassle out of preparing for your next camping excursion. It not only provides point-to-point navigation, but it will also suggest campsites to stay at and provides points of interest to visit along the way. The system will even calculate routes that avoid highways, tolls, and low overpasses to ensure a safe journey.
Prioritized Roadside Assistance
The last thing anyone needs is to get stranded on the side of the road during an RV road trip. But if that does happen, Good Sam has your back. Not only is roadside assistance a member benefit but you’ll also get bumped to the front of the queue when you call for help. That can get you back up and running as quickly as possible.
Discounted Tire and Wheel Protection
Your RV and tow vehicle’s tires play an essential role in keeping you safe on the highway, which is why Good Sam offers affordable tire and wheel protection plans. The service covers tire and wheel replacement, mounting and balancing, flat tire repair, and more, all for a very reasonable price. Members even get a 10% savings on all RV tire purchases at Camping World.
Take Part in RV Shows and Rallies
Good Sam members gain VIP access to several RV shows each year and are invited to join fellow members at rallies and campouts held across the country. It is a great way to take part in the GS community and connect with other campers.
Home Security Savings, Too
Did you know that your Good Sam membership entitles you to a discount on home security services and hardware from SimpliSafe? The two companies have joined forces to give RVers a little extra peace of mind when they’re on the road. With a SimpliSafe security system in place, you can monitor your home from the campground and even alert authorities should the need arise.
The list above is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Good Sam membership benefits. For instance, you’ll also receive a special rate on Wildsam magazine and 45% off an Autio location-based podcast subscription. Members also receive discounts at select restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, and other locations. You can also purchase extended service plans and insurance for your vehicles, emergency medical travel services, and join RV tours all over North America. And soon, you’ll even get special deals when traveling with Princess Cruises.
Good Sam pricing starts at $39 for one year or $109 for a three-year “Elite” membership. At those prices, it only takes a few campground reservations or Camping World purchases to recoup your investment. To find out more and join, visit the Good Sam website.