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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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Brian-and-Carla
Explorer
Explorer

Hi All, My wife and I are recently retired and we purchased a new Jayco North Point 5th Wheel.  We're looking to join a travel club in Southern California to see some of the local sites.  Please share with us any recommendations you may have for good travel clubs.  Thanks.

Hi,

I like this site: https://freecampsites.net/

Regards, Don
My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp-hours of Telcom jars, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

JimRV1
Explorer
Explorer

Hello Fellow Travelers! Spending my first weekend in my new Winnebago Access 30BH. Bought it from Camper World in Biloxi MS. I drove over to Biloxi Bay RV resort! So far so good. I’m learning a lot, but I know I’ve go a long way to go. Gonna do small trips from home. I’m looking to retire in about a year, so by then I should be ready for long trips all over the country. Maybe I’ll run into some of you fellow adventurers!

camperman83
Explorer
Explorer

Howdy ya'll.  Recently retired dual-military couple here.  Just purchased a 2024 Forest River Campsite reserve 26CJ.  Just took her about 1k miles round trip to visit some family, on her maiden voyage.  All is well.  

Thank y'all for serving!!

KDretired
Explorer II
Explorer II

Hi.. 

Ken & Donna here. We purchased a 2016 Equinox for the express purpose of towing a "small" RV. It took us a couple of years but we found a used Venture Sonic Lite that had been out only once.  To improve towability, I had some shock absorbers installed (if you have a small tow vehicle this is a wonderful idea). If anyone needs plans for this, let me know and I can send you some ideas. 

 Since then we have been enjoying the great world of RV'ing. 

Travis_D
Explorer
Explorer

Hello all,

My wife and I recently purchased a bunkhouse travel trailer to live part-time in. With hopes to upgrading to a fifth wheel down the road.

I work in commercial HVAC in central Missouri as we are still figuring out the whole RV life adventure.

We sure do have a lot to learn going forward, and look forward to gleaning what we can from those who have experience to share.

GarryHarrison4
Explorer II
Explorer II

Hey Everyone, I am Garry Harrison professional Web Designer having 6+ years in this field.

dj4117ssj0754
Explorer
Explorer

Hello everyone!

my name is Stephen and have just purchased a Class B 2022 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 Airstream Atlas to take to my racing events & travel/vacations to the southwest areas of the United States 🇺🇸 

I am a single guy that loves to travel with my (2) Dalmatian dogs 🐶 🐶 and meet new people with discovering new and exciting places throughout the States. 

I am also looking forward to reading posts on this site and also throwing out questions from time to time to the group for assistance as I don’t fully know everything about this rig yet. 

Stay safe out there and enjoy the beautiful scenery that traveling has to offer! 

LAJohn1
Explorer II
Explorer II

Afternoon everybody, I am not new to RVing, just new to GS, have owned and camped in Cabover truck campers, bumper pulls, pop-ups, 2 fifth wheels and a 41’ gooseneck horse trailer w/full living quarters, now we are on our first motor coach, 36’ Itasca Sunova. This weekend will be both a maiden voyage for GS, and for the coach. Going to Rocky Point on Wright Pathan.

StarlightCamper
Explorer
Explorer

New to RVing, but have been thinking about it for a while. Had the opportunity to basically live out of my SUV for over a year.  Was staying in hotels for a very short time and decided I preferred my SUV instead. I came to discover that I enjoyed the freedom and flexibility. I was always close to home , but I actually enjoyed being on the road.  It wasnt really a trip but I guess a test drive of what life is like on the road while being close to home.  I was forced to live in my SUV due to circumstances outside my control, but luckily I know how to adapt to situations pretty well.  I guess I am a survivor of sorts. So I've been watching tons of YouTube videos on everything related to camping glamping while nursing a pretty bad leg injury due to autoimmune issues and a recent fall.  I have come up with some pretty good information that should help.  I have waty over year plus on the road so that gives me the confidence that I need to even give this a try.  Thoughts?

We too are novices to the Rv world and Good Sam’s. I tell my wife we have so much to learn that is like learning a second language. Good luck on you travels. 

pattiartfun1
Explorer
Explorer

Hi Patti here.  Fairly new to RV traveling.  It hard getting reservations.  Seems like everything is booked.  Any suggestions?  I know, book ahead.

Are try to reserve at GS parks only, Have you tried any of the state parks, or USCOE parks.

Hi Patti, I don’t have any pearls of wisdom on that subject. Be new to this world we are running into the same issues. Plus our RV is 44’ long. I believe next year will better for us as we will plan out six months ahead of schedule. Good luck and if you find some insight on the subject let me know.