Good Sam camping sites are all over the country! That's great news for those of us who like to travel and explore this gorgeous country.
There are literally hundreds of Good Sam Club RV parks, but you don't even have to travel in an RV to be welcome.
Most parks cater to all sorts of RV campers - motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, truck trailers, and even tent campers.
Many campgrounds even have cabins or other accommodation available for those who don't have their own gear but still want to get away and test out the RV lifestyle.
One of the big advantages of choosing a Good Sam campground is that you can be reasonably confident that you know what you'll be getting yourself into simply by virtue of the affiliation.
The Good Sam campground directory lists every campground in their network and has them rated each year by specially trained and approved experienced RV campers. Now wouldn't that be a fine job to have?!
Imagine being paid to travel this great land testing out the most beautiful parks. You'd have a wonderful time yourself and also know that your investigations would be benefiting others who want to enjoy a similar journey. That's my kind of work!
Okay, I'm done daydreaming. What I really wanted to point out is that this invaluable information allows you to pre-judge the standard of the camping facilities in three different areas before you even get there:
By checking out your intended destination and evaluating their scores on the 10 point system, you'll be able to make a more educated selection based on more than simple price per night.
Destination and camping style play a big role in the cost of your camping adventure.
Tent camping is almost always cheaper (of course), but you can get some great bargains in certain parts of the country for RV camping, too.
Some public campgrounds charge less than $10 per night, but some of the approved Good Sam Club RV Parks cost as much as or more than a hotel room for the night.
If you're only going to be in a region for a short stop, you'll pay a higher nightly rate. If you plan to remain in a region for several weeks, you can get a much better deal by paying weekly or even monthly.
Of course, in addition to that money saving tip, you can also get at least a 10% discount if you're a member of the Good Sam Club. A discount from one excursion should more than cover your annual Good Sam Club member fee.
I think it would be absolutely silly not to take advantage of the club membership if you plan to do ANY camping this year at one of the campgrounds in the Good Sam directory, whether it is with a tent, rv, motorhome or old VW van! I think you'll be very glad I talked you into it. ;)
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