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Deuce222

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Posted: 03/27/19 06:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Getting ready to step into trailering life with a bullet 308bhs. have to order it yet and wait for it to get to me. Been seeing a lot of stuff about good sam. just wondering the benefits vs. cons. Is it really worth it? thoughts?

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Posted: 03/27/19 06:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Read the brochure to see if there is a benefit for you. For me, the little discount at commercial campgrounds is the only thing I would use and even that rarely. So, I don't waste my money. Besides the whole organization is not customer friendly.

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There are multiple parts of it.
If you want to join for CW discounts and possible 10% at campgrounds that's up to your usage, other organizations offer buying/camping discounts too. Escapees, Passport America, etc. Its on you to figure out which ones are the best for your type of areas and usage.
If your looking at roadside assist, check your dealer first, some offer a free year of GS or Coachnet when you buy, and again if you are buying, read the fine print to see how many exclusions each will have.

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As I learned in another post, Good Sam is not friendly to veterans so it's not worth it to me and I won't be renewing.


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

There are multiple parts of it.
If you want to join for CW discounts and possible 10% at campgrounds that's up to your usage, other organizations offer buying/camping discounts too. Escapees, Passport America, etc. Its on you to figure out which ones are the best for your type of areas and usage.
If your looking at roadside assist, check your dealer first, some offer a free year of GS or Coachnet when you buy, and again if you are buying, read the fine print to see how many exclusions each will have.


A 10% discount at Camping World, is typically still a good 10% to 20% higher price than you can get the exact same item for elsewhere. And the fine print on their coupons typically includes hoops to jump through like expirations and not being able to be used online. It does not always hold true, but does about %95 of the time.

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You can get the same discount on CG's with AARP or several others most of the time. As for discount at CW you can buy much cheaper at Amazon.


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thanks, this is the kind of info I'm looking for...Army vet... figured as much just verifying.. just see GS posted everwhere.

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Deuce222 wrote:

thanks, this is the kind of info I'm looking for...Army vet... figured as much just verifying.. just see GS posted everwhere.


FMCA has a veterans chapter that I belong to. We have rally's combined with the Elks and Full Timers chapters, always a good time.

FMCA now has almost 4,000 members that own towables.

If you want more info, PM me.





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dons2346 wrote:

I suggest you check out the benefits offered by FMCA. We are a non profit, member owned organization with over 78,000 members.

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To the OP - I bought a lifetime GS membership when buying my first TT from them for around 200 bucks. I subscribe to their roadside assistance. Used it once, had to wait an hour, but most likely typical. I don't buy anything from Camping World. I get treated lousy in their stores. Guys running them are only about the money. Needed a part for my friction sway controller. Told me that I needed to buy a brand new one. I get my stuff through Etrailer.com, Amazon, or Walmart.

I use National General which is through GS for insurance because they had the best policy/price of the quotes I received. continued with the new fifth wheel.

But - I'd compare them with FMCA as I didn't know about them. Looking through their website, they look like a great place to get a comparison quote from, although it took me seeing a picture of a guy in a t-shirt to figure out what FMCA stands for.


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whats fmca stand for?

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