Good Sam Extended Service Plan Resources
4/1/2015 3:57:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Do you have a checklist of things you need to pack, load, or check your on-board inventory for whenever you take an RV trip? Most of us RVers do, even if that checklist is only in our heads. And, of course, those of us that rely only on our minds sometimes fall a bit short of remembering the complete list.
3/25/2015 2:03:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
De-winterizing your RV is generally done in the spring when freezing temperatures are no longer an issue or when heading down out of cold weather to warmer climate destinations. If you used RV antifreeze, as opposed to purging the lines with compressed air, you will need to rinse the lines thoroughly. Do not open the water flow to the heater at this time. However, you can reinstall the drain plug or element that was removed to drain the water heater in the fall. Again, leave the water heater by-passed at this time.
3/11/2015 10:35:00 AM
It’s that time of year again, when your RV is sitting in storage and those pesky RV critters decide to make it their winter home. Usually around this time of year I get asked a lot of questions about what can be done to control rodents from getting in your RV when it’s in storage. Now understand, I am by no means an expert on pest and rodent control but after researching the subject I can offer a few ideas that other RVers use to keep rodents out of their RVs. You can be the judge on what works and what doesn’t.
3/4/2015 1:59:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
There are some lesser known RV maintenance tips, or at least lesser practiced ones. While these exist in all the RV types and configurations, we will focus on those that apply to diesel pusher motorhomes.
2/25/2015 2:55:00 PM
There is so much freedom when it comes to traveling in an RV. However, getting behind the wheel of one for the first time can be intimidating. It is not just the size of an RV that takes some getting used to—it is being aware of the challenges that come with piloting a big rig. Here are six valuable tips for driving large RVs that will keep you and your rig safe.
2/18/2015 8:29:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
For almost as long as there have been automobiles, recreational vehicles have been traversing America’s roads. The history of RVing starts in the early 20th Century. In 1910, there were few gas stations, few paved roads, and no highway system. But there were RVs. 1910 is the year that America’s leading RV historians cite as the beginning of what has become the modern RV industry.
2/11/2015 3:43:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Winter camping with your trailer or motorhome can be a wonderful experience. The cold weather and a little snow can heighten the senses of true camping. The lack of other campers in the park can add to the changes you might otherwise not encounter. The managing of the heat, power and water supply can provide a sense of accomplishment.
2/4/2015 11:46:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
The RV lifestyle has been adopted by people involved in a variety of different professions. From entertainers and professional athletes to sports commentators, some of the best known and famous celebrities make use of RVs for a variety of reasons.
1/22/2015 7:50:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Cold weather RVing has its challenges. These can be minimized if you follow a few packing tips as you prepare to leave for your outing. Advance preparation will help to ensure the best possible experience if you believe there is potential for cold or even freezing weather.
1/21/2015 7:57:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Winter’s bitter winds can freeze RV door locks, windows, and doors. It’s important to know what to do if your RV doors or windows freeze and how to prevent this from happening. Use these quick and easy tips to combat the ice.
1/7/2015 2:58:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
For the last two years we have chosen to spend our winter holidays on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida with its sugar white sand beaches. With depths of snow measuring in multiple feet already burying some northern states, our choice seems well advised. We have experienced during our time in this beautiful holiday destination that the really cold weather seems to generally stop just north of Tampa, so we looked for an RV park within a 50-mile radius of Sarasota.
12/31/2014 8:41:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Cold weather prompts issues that need attention to recreational vehicles. Let’s look at some of the most common RV issues during winter. One of the first things, and very obvious, cold weather RV issues is tire inflation. While oxygen molecules escape through the tire’s structure slowly over time, ambient temperatures also add to the pressure loss. This requires topping up the tires at a greater frequency than that of the summer.
12/24/2014 8:16:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Your RV is your home, your vehicle, and a valuable investment; however, it can be very costly to repair if it is not properly maintained. This is why preventive maintenance is so vital to the long-term health of your RV and to your overall ownership experience. There are two basic types of maintenance for your RV: preventive maintenance and scheduled maintenance. Often these two terms are used interchangeably.
12/17/2014 12:24:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
The approaching holidays are sure to bring smiles, laughter and the opportunity to make lasting memories. But for RVers, the holidays can also present challenges as they deal with limited space for gifts (and gift-wrapping), a small kitchen for preparing an oversized potluck dish or entire meal and perhaps wishing they could make it to every family gathering.
12/4/2014 8:06:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
If you are an RV owner and live in the northern part of North America, you know that you need to remove your battery from your RV when you are shutting it down for the winter. If you didn’t know – well you know now…
12/3/2014 12:52:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Recreational vehicles are equipped with either a stand-alone forced air furnace or a hydronic heating system. Both of these RV heating systems require regular maintenance to keep them running efficiently and to provide reliable service. Today we will look at what service is needed to the hydronic system types.
11/26/2014 8:07:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Fall is one of the absolute best times of year to go camping–RVing on Thanksgiving weekend is the ultimate way to spend the yummiest holiday with family and friends! Pack up your turkey and fixings and head out for the long four-day weekend in the RV!
11/19/2014 3:36:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Many RVers visit snowbird destinations when the mercury dips, while others put their vehicles in storage and wait out the cold. But if you’re one of the brave souls who hit the road while the mercury dips, it’s important to remember that cold-weather driving requires a heightened level of caution.
11/12/2014 1:06:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
People use checklists to avoid missing something during a particular procedure. Mostly these are used for routine operations, for example, a list of things a pilot may carry out prior to takeoff or landing. The fact that this procedure is carried out many times is exactly why this is done.
11/5/2014 8:04:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan
Tire failure is one of the most common maladies to befall RVs. It’s also one of the most preventable. Taking a few simple steps can make the difference between a smooth drive and a potentially dangerous flat on the highways. Improved safety isn’t the only reward to tire care. By maintaining proper inflation, making regular inspections and checking your loaded RV’s weight, you can boost fuel economy and extend the life of your tires.