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Old 03-17-2011, 05:00 PM   #15
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Camping World and Good Sam seem to be favourite targets for these kinds of complaints - and I've never understood why.

We've always found Camping World to be a good choice for many purchases - maybe part of that is because RV Supplies often seem outrageously priced in Canada - so at least in relative terms Camping World is a real deal. The routine has been to wait till we're south of the border on a trip for our purchases - and it becomes a treat to walk the aisles - and stock up on whatever - at bargain basement prices (to us)!

We opted out of our CAA coverage in favour of Good Sam years ago - like others we initially got a lot of junk mail - but all it took was a phone call and the mail stopped - I believe you can change your mailing preferences on-line now (maybe we could have then - just didn't realize it). We get one set of mailings a year now - to renew our basic membership and our emergency road coverage - nothing else. I should add that we've used their services twice - no complaints either time.



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Old 03-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #16
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I have found good deals at the B&M store in fact you can wheel & deal on some items.

However; by the time you pay S&H for on line orders are not very competitive with the local RV stores even on most of their specials.

We are not close to any CW stores but I join from time to time when I visit one of their stores.

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Old 03-17-2011, 06:48 PM   #17
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My observation as a full-time RVer:
Camping World Presidents Club: well worth it
Good Sam: maybe not
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:31 PM   #18
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We are President's Club Members... My take on CW is that if it's convenient for you to get to and you watch the pricing and deals you can get your yearly membership back rather quickly. They have always done us right, and were very helpful to us when we first began RVing, so we have no complaints. (This doesn't mean we buy everything there, buy any means!)
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #19
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It is not true that all Camping Worlds allow overnight parking. I was run out of the Chattanooga, TN CG at mid-night this past summer. It seems that particular Camping World owns the campground next door. However, the Camping World at Bowling Green, KY does allow overnight parking, that is they did two years ago. It is best to call ahead. I now don't attempt to park at any Camp Worlds after the bad experience at Chattanooga. If you need a place to rest or park overnight, Walmart and Flying J are much more RV friendly in my view.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #20
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I have been a member at CW for many years. There is a store about 40 minutes from my home and I usually keep a list of what I would like or need over the winter and make a visit in the spring before the camping season starts. Almost always, their prices beat the heck out of the other RV supply chain of stores in my area. However, just like anything else, it pays to do your homework before buying.

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