Good Sam membership closes in on two-million mark

By Chuck Woodbury COMMENTARY BY THE EDITOR An article in the Motley Fool this week reported that membership in the Good Sam Club has grown to 1.92 million, an all-time high. Traditional benefits to club members have almost vanished in recent years, with local chapters struggling to survive as their members grow old and die. The club’s popular rallies were…

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Camping World customer satisfaction poll deeply lopsided

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We hear plenty from readers about experiences with Camping World – usually bad ones – and it’s tough to draw conclusions from “what you hear” in a wide-open environment. That changed last week when we posted a poll asking readers who had bought an RV at Camping World how happy they were with their experience with…

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Small purchases on credit cards not such a bad idea – if…

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a recent reader poll we asked: “On routine store purchases of $10 to $20 how do you most often pay?” Nearly 2,500 of you responded – and a pretty lopsided majority of more than 1,110 of you (47 percent) said, “With a credit card.” That “plastic purchase” method surprised at least one reader.…

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Getting high in your RV – without altitude sickness

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A recent survey asked RVtravel.com readers, “Are you affected by altitude sickness?” The largest response, an amazing 67 percent, affirmed that no, altitude sickness didn’t affect them. Perhaps we should have asked, “Have you ever traveled to a high elevation and been affected by altitude sickness?” We put it that way, because the American…

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