Good Sam Extended Service Plan Resources

Common RV Issues During Winter

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.

Power of Preventative Maintenance: Tools and Resources for Your RV

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.

Preparing for the Holidays in Your RV

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.

Keeping The Life In Your Battery

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…

RV Heating Systems

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.

RVing On Thanksgiving

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!

Winter Driving Tips for RVers

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.

RV Departure Check List

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.

Where The Rubber Hits The Road

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.

Keeping an RV Log Book

10/29/2014 2:35:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

Log books are not only common, but are a requirement on ships, aircraft and commercial vehicles. While they are not a mandatory item for a recreational vehicle, there are many owners that do maintain an RV log book. When we look at how they can be used in such an application, it is amazing that more people are not doing it.

How to Winterize Your RV

10/21/2014 8:09:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

You’ve had a great year in your RV, and now it’s almost time to store it for winter. Follow this step-by-step guide to properly winterize and prepare your RV for long or short term storage.

Top 5 Autumn RVing Destinations

10/15/2014 3:47:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

It is Fall color season again and you do not need to arm yourself with maps of New England back roads to enjoy nature’s most spectacular show. We have put together this list of the top 5 autumn RVing destinations that will make your fall camping season the best yet. Here is a look at some of America’s roads less traveled to take in the red-and-gold-splashed Autumnal splendor.

8 Safety Accessories Every RVer Should Have

10/8/2014 8:16:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

We all likely agree that there are several safety accessories that every RVer should have, but there might be some disagreement on what those accessories are. One RVer might consider a shotgun a must have safety accessory, while another might rate an alarm on his temperature-controlled built-in wine storage compartment a necessary safety accessory.

Tire Service and Repair

10/1/2014 10:11:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

Tire service and repair should not be attempted by the amateur; your safety is at risk with less-than-perfect tire repairs. But the do-it-yourselfer can perform two important tasks: 1. Regular tire inspections for irregular wear patterns, defects, and inflation pressures. 2. Perform tire rotation at 10,000-mile intervals.

Repairing the Freshwater Tank

9/24/2014 10:13:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

Cracks or holes may appear in the freshwater tank if severe impact or abrasion is encountered. Overfilling the tank may also create stresses that may lead to a rupture. After many miles of travel, the constant vibration may cause a crack to appear. Read how plastic tanks can be repaired with a special epoxy resin and fiberglass patch following these steps.

10 Tips To Save Space in Your RV

9/17/2014 12:50:00 PM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

Isn’t it amazing how much room your RV seems to have when it’s on the dealer show floor? Especially when you move up in size. That is until you start putting your “essentials” in it for the season. But there are time-tested, RV space saving ideas and new ideas being discovered all the time. Learn 10 easy tips to save space in your RV.

Tips For RVing With Pets

9/10/2014 10:51:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

RVing with pets gives you the ability to bring your entire family along for the fun. More and more RVers are traveling with their pets and finding that it makes camping even more enjoyable. Find out some great tips for traveling with your pets.

RV Exterior Finishing Product Tips

9/3/2014 8:55:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

Keeping the exterior of your RV in tip top shape is just as important as keeping the interior nice and clean. When keeping the exterior clean make sure to use the proper exterior finishing products, waxes, cleaners, and polishes. The list provided will keep your RV shiny and ready for the open road.

Favorite Campsite Recipes

8/27/2014 9:15:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

RVing is a great way to get out on the open road with family and friends. It creates an opportunity to get together to make memories. A lot of these memories take place around the campsite. We asked for real recipes from real RVers to make your next campsite adventure one for the books.

AC Generator Maintenance Tips

8/13/2014 10:25:00 AM – Good Sam Extended Service Plan

It’s important to keep the AC generator on your RV well maintained, for optimum performance. Maintenance procedures and time intervals vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Here are some simple tips to keep your AC generator battery, oil and filters, as well as spark plugs in top working condition.

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