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Old 05-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Camping World / Good Sams Club .

Is Good Sams Club owned in part by Camping World if not they sure do pitch it at you i have often started to order something from Camping World only to find out the shipping is rather inflated unless you are a Good Sams member but today the item i needed was only $5.99 but the Shipping was $14.99 but of course if you join Good Sams Club shipping will be free today and $5.95 on future order so they finally got me and i bit the bullet and joined.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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Good Sam Enterprises owns Camping World and RV.Net

Stephen Adams is Chairman of the Board and a 97% share holder.

Marcus Lemonis is the CEO
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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Is Good Sams Club owned in part by Camping World if not they sure do pitch it at you i have often started to order something from Camping World only to find out the shipping is rather inflated unless you are a Good Sams member but today the item i needed was only $5.99 but the Shipping was $14.99 but of course if you join Good Sams Club shipping will be free today and $5.95 on future order so they finally got me and i bit the bullet and joined.
I thought Good Sam was a camping club, but after I joined I discovered they were an overpriced insurance agency. Cannot pickup a RV related magazine without several tear out forms for insurance.

I have inquired about the RV service warranty on my 99 Alpine coach. Your grand mothers fancy needle work does not have that many loop holes. Car and RV insurance was double what I pay with State Farm.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:48 AM   #4
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When I bought my DP they tried and tried to sell me a Good Sam Warranty. I agree way too many loop holes with their warranties and insurance. I'm happy with State Farm.
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When I get their junk mail, I take the shinny sticker with the smiley face and stick it on my dumpster.
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I'm not to impressed with either one. I ordered parts from camping world, with part number. CW price was $28.?? plus shipping. It never came in. I ordered on Ebay $12.?? including shipping. CW is known for there courtesy inspections where they simply find problems that they would be glad to fix for you, while your there. You'll get a discount if your a member, of course they'll inflate the price.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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I thought Good Sam was a camping club, but after I joined I discovered they were an overpriced insurance agency. Cannot pickup a RV related magazine without several tear out forms for insurance.

I have inquired about the RV service warranty on my 99 Alpine coach. Your grand mothers fancy needle work does not have that many loop holes. Car and RV insurance was double what I pay with State Farm.
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I disagree with the comment on the "warranty". Good Sam offers an extended service plan that is inclusive, meaning it covers everything that is not specifically excluded. Actual extended warranties are exclusive meaning they only cover what is listed and nothing else. I did a good bit of research and combined with a long history of employment in the insurance biz, I found that an ESP is usually a better deal than an EW. It's like comparing a fire policy to a homeowner's policy. The fire policy is straightforward as to what perils it covers. The HO is far, far more comprehensive and covers against almost everything except what is specifically excluded. You are far better off with the more complicated plan, with it's list of exclusions than the easy to read fire policy. The same can usually be said for the ESP and the EW. Of course, read them carefully. I only compared a few so can't be sure about all the EWs out there.
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For us Canadians, shipping from Camping World is all but over. They advertise better shipping for Canadians but contract with UPS. And everyone knows here that UPS charges brokerage fees which is just a cash grab. ( no brokerage fees when anyone ships with USPS).
A scam where they offer Camping World a great price to ship and make it up on cross boarder fees.

This past week, I tried to order a Grill that advertised $6 shipping. After UPS added all their fees, amount was $63! Cancelled!

Ordered the same grill on EBay. ( same price) Shipped USPS by seller and cost me, $20.

I will never accept UPS.

Camping World, want more Canadian orders? Lose UPS!
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I thought Good Sam was a camping club, but after I joined I discovered they were an overpriced insurance agency. Cannot pickup a RV related magazine without several tear out forms for insurance.

I have inquired about the RV service warranty on my 99 Alpine coach. Your grand mothers fancy needle work does not have that many loop holes. Car and RV insurance was double what I pay with State Farm.
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Well i only got burned for $10.00 considering the free shipping i got yesterday and i am sure i will make that up on shipping on what few things i will order from them over a course of a year.Then i am sure i probably won't bother renewing my membership in the Good Sam Spam Club oops sorry camping club that in the past i could just never justify joining.
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the cashier tried to pitch me on good sam while I was trying to buy a $13 tube of caulk.
I asked him bluntly if "Have you ever owned a motorhome?" He said no but his "aunts and uncles did" Think Ill take the caulk back just based on how idiotic that place is. 2 prices, wholesale club mentality, and 7 closing rooms.
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Good Sam IS a club, and you can find a lot of fellowship in the local chapters. A lot of people don't take that extra step to seek out a local GS chapter.

DW and I have received a warm welcome from the GS Dixie Travelers chapter. While we have to miss this month's Tennessee Samboree, we do plan on joining them in June at their monthly get together.

Any benefits I would get at Camping World in terms of price are just gravy.
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Good Sam IS a club, and you can find a lot of fellowship in the local chapters. A lot of people don't take that extra step to seek out a local GS chapter.

DW and I have received a warm welcome from the GS Dixie Travelers chapter. While we have to miss this month's Tennessee Samboree, we do plan on joining them in June at their monthly get together.

Any benefits I would get at Camping World in terms of price are just gravy.
Good point. THe local chapters are a lot of fun.

As for CW I typically only shop their out of dire need, or when they have something on sale at a really good price. Nothing against CW, I just find they are usually higher than other places on line.
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If you don't shop at Camping World where do you go to get the sort of stuff they carry at Camping World? Just on the Internet?
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50/50 internet vs. local RV stores in whatever town I'm in.

If I am in one spot long enough to order and have shipped then I will ship it the office I am visiting,

If I need it quick I visit one of the local RV shops.

Just finished a month in the Houston area visiting my La Porte office. While I was there I went to PPL and Holiday World.

BOught my new TST TPMS on line and had it shipped to my La Porte office.

On my way to CA for 3 months to work out of the Torrance office, while there I will order if needed and ship stuff to that office.
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