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Introduce Yourself!

TeamGoodSam
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all, and welcome to the Good Sam Community — we’re excited you’re here! Take this chance to say hello and tell us a bit about yourself.

Whether this is your first time here or if you’ve already jumped into the conversations, kick today off with a quick, friendly hello. It’s always great to run into familiar faces further down the road.

So what’s the inside scoop? Your RV of choice. Where you like to travel. Where you call home. Need an icebreaker? Tell us where you would go if you could RV anywhere in the world. And finally, be sure to welcome others as they join!

-Team Good Sam
Good to go since 1966
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From one veteran to another, please tell your husband thank you for his service.

Herb

kconn1445
Explorer
Explorer

hi it’s Karen again. I forgot to mention that I’m a lifetime member of Thousand trails since the 1970’s

Lahneman
Explorer
Explorer

Hi all! My 2 cats, Meraki and Cooper, and I have been on the road full time since last March- just living our best nomadic life. If you see them tethered outside or on a walk around the camp, come say hi! They love making new friends. 

Conniep2022
Explorer
Explorer

Hi

we have been back to Camping since we stop 30 years ago, we bought a camper back in 2019 to travel  and then covid shutdown happen well since were able to go out Alaska and Yukon and planning to go back after going through Labrador & Newfoundland hopefully forest fires won't stop us this summer.

 

WestCoasters
Explorer
Explorer

Hello! My name is Garry yes with 2 "r"'s my wife Laura an recently purchased a 37' coach a "See Ya" Alfa and are excited to out camping in it.  We have been to our "normal campgrounds" close by, but look to venture out some a try new Campgrounds. I love to fish, the wife loves to read and we both like to just kick back and enjoy our surroundings. We are Happy to be here!.

Grreat
Explorer
Explorer

Hi, we are the Rhodes family out of Denver Colorado area. I am on old Eagle Scout and have been camping all my life. We have gone from 60# Backpacks 16 miles into the mountains, to tent camping out of the back of the car, to renting a Pop-up Camper, to buying a 30' Jayco tow-able camper, 2 years old. We tow it with a Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab truck. We are beyond retirement age but still working in in our own business. Last year we took off for four, 1-week long trips in New Mexico and Colorado. We travel with my Wife's Comfort Dog Reilly. Our biggest challenge is getting a campsite reserved 6 months out. We have to have Electrical hook-up because of my Wife C-Pap machine at night (can't run a generator at night). Any suggestions?

kconn1445
Explorer
Explorer

Hi, I am Karen and have spent many years, starting in childhood enjoying the great outdoors and camping. Started out in the open, graduated to a tent when I was married the into a Class A motorhome 40 years ago when I met my best friend. Our last motorhome was a Newmar Mountainaire. My partner, Lynn, was the driver and I was the navigator and we explored most of the west coast all the way from Mexico to Canada and into Arizona. She is no longer able to drive  but I hope to go back on the road as a nomad someday. I'm 79, she's 84 and terminally ill. I'm her caretaker and as difficult as that can be sometimes I wouldn't have it any other way.

I'm thinking of selling the house and getting a small RV or a van conversion. I'd love to hear your thoughts as to what will best suit my needs as a solo driver with my little dog and two cats.

LilDarlin1
Explorer
Explorer

Hi, my name is Bonnie and I am a solo RVer with my little C-class - 21' Coachmen Freelander.  I belong to 2 camping clubs and prefer to travel with groups.  I have also done trips with Fantasy RV Tours.  I have been on my own since Feb. 2021.  Usually go out one weekend a month within a 2 hour radius of home.

richardyood
Explorer III
Explorer III

Hello from Richard and Penelope Yood of Tallahassee FL. We've been RVing since May 2005 and on our 4th and last coach a 2017 Forest River FR3 30DH..

During our almost 19 years of RVing we have been to or through 44 states in the continental U.S.

We're both in our late 70s so have slowed down on distance traveled, especially since Covid and higher gas prices,  but we still try to use the coach once a month either visiting kids or with my wife's BFF & her husband. Anywhere for a week to long weekends. 

evanseegmiller
Community Manager
Community Manager

Welcome to the community! 

Thank you all for introducing yourself! I see there are several new questions here in the community which we love to see. For those of you who have asked questions or are looking for suggestions ( @Karaokegene@Flciii@RLasby@RevD-Ram), I would recommend finding a Group or Forum that best fits your question and starting a new post there. You should check out Campgrounds 101 or Bucket List Destinations! This way everyone in our community can share their experiences with you. 

If you have any questions with this or with the community in general please feel free to send me a message. Happy to help!

Evan Seegmiller
Community Manager 

menzeba29
Explorer
Explorer

Hi! John and Barb Menzel here.  Just spent the summer and start of fall int he northeast.  Bar harbor is our favorite place so far.  Leaving on Monday to go south to Florida and then out west for the summer.  We have a grand design reflection.

Kvmllr
Explorer
Explorer

My name is Kevin, my wife is Rieda.  We recently upgraded from our previous Jayco and RAM 1500 to a new Winnebago 3235RL and a new to us RAM 2500 to pull it.  Starting from our home in South Salt Lake, we've explored many of the state and national parks in this region of the West.  In retirement, I volunteer several months of the year as a camp host/ranger in state and national parks. Last year, we took our 3 year old grandson and his dad to Fremont Indian State Park, to observe some of the pictographs and petroglyphs.  The 7 year old and his mom went with us for an adventure in Dinosaur National Monument. Glad to be part of the group.

RevD-Ram
Explorer
Explorer

We are the RamFam! Me (Dennis), my wife (Carol), our two Kids (Sam & Abby) and our, dog, Peaches. God called us to sell our home in Tulsa, OK and take to the roads as traveling missionaries, offering pastoral care & family ministry to the RV community, and media/tech support to churches around the US as part of AG US MIssions. We moved into our 2022 Alliance Avenue 36brm in July of 2023 and it has been quite the adventure, especially since we are total newbies to the RV life. We spent the fall in North Carolina and currently wintering back south of Tulsa while we get some repairs done. We’re looking to head out again in April, either north to Montana or Wyoming or northeast to New England. We’re looking for recommendations on campgrounds where we can hold up for 6 months without going broke and hopefully serve and minister to those who stay there. Appreciate any help and if there’s anything we can do for you, pray for you, feel free to reach out. You can also reach us through our website at RamFamMission.org. Be well and God bless!

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"The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can't supply is proof that Heaven must be our home." C. S. Lewis

MilosOwner
Explorer
Explorer

DW from Texas.  We are the proud owner of a Grand Design 17MKE travel trailer.  This is the 5th RV that we have owned.  Retired and loving life.

RLasby
Explorer
Explorer
  • My wife Diane and I (Rich) purchased a Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 171RBXL about 6 months ago.  We sold our Proline 17 ft Center Console fishing boat and got this camper.  We have camped at about 6 different state parks from Florida to South Carolina.  We really love camping and look forward to camping at least once a month for 4 to 7 nights.  We are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone later this year.  My question is when is the best time to go to these parks and any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.  Oh, the name of our camper is “ Wheel Paradise “.