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Old 05-23-2016, 11:06 AM   #15
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OTOH, I'm on someone's list for hearing aids. I get a couple of those every week, but they are for local offices.
You're luck it's just that. I receive mail for cremation services!

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Old 05-23-2016, 11:25 AM   #16
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What is the old gezzer card?

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Old 05-23-2016, 11:49 AM   #17
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You can also overnight for free at most Camping World's with the membership. We've taken advantage of that 3 or 4 times for a quick stop. If I recall correctly, only once didn't we have a spot with electric hookup.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:12 PM   #18
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Geezer Pass

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What is the old gezzer card?
This is the federal America The Beautiful pass which cost $10 for life once you are 62. It gives free access to lots of federal parks and historic sites and provides a 50% discount on camping fees at National Campgrounds, Corps of Engineer Campgrounds and Forest Service Campgrounds.

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Old 05-23-2016, 05:18 PM   #19
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Just a quick note on the Senior Access pass (formerly the America the Beautiful):

Camping discounts are not always available if a given campground is run by a concessionaire and sometimes the discount is not 50%.

For example, in Yellowstone the Fishing Bridge RV Park is NOT discounted while all other campgrounds are.

In Grand Teton, an electric site at Gros Ventre is $54 and discounted to $39 with the Senior Access card.

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Old 05-23-2016, 05:50 PM   #20
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I agree 100% on the waste of paper & postage for crap offerings..
On topic of the Roadside assistance, I have that and have not used it yet. I have an 84 Excella Motorhome and now I am towing a trailer with my Polaris side by side on it, and I wonder if I have spent my money wisely with GS .vs. AAA. if I have a breakdown, what can I expect? Has anyone had to use them?
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:00 PM   #21
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I kind of like Good Sam's .03/gallon discount at Pilot, which has the lowest prices in our area and among the lowest when we travel to Florida or Texas. Just insert the Good Sam membership card at the pump when it asks for a reward card.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:41 PM   #22
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It seems to me that at CW, with the Good Sam's discount, it takes the pricing down to about what you could buy it for on Amazon.

I joined Good Sams for a year, then realized I wasn't getting much for my membership. YMMV.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:47 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Foiled Again View Post
What I don't like about "Good" Sam

The gobs and gobs and gobs of promotional material - and your membership renewal gets lost in the muddle.

A membership renewal that is mailed in March for a membership that doesn't need to be renewed until late August. But of course there's no expiration date printed on the renewal notice. (Probably JFN, but I'm renewing for three years and I'll report on this thread what expiration date is on the new cards - why? Because a maggot on my brain says - yes time does seem to pass faster as I age, but it really wasn't even two years since I last renewed this membership for three years.)

G. S. Roadside assistance - that probably duplicates what you have on your ordinary RV policy and/or Vehicle policy.

G. S. Repair policy - Save money on RV repairs - Yeah read that one closely.

Save money on RV insurance thru Good Sam - reselling Foremost, Geico and a couple of others starting at much HIGHER prices.

Oh and did I mention the endless "look for us on facebook" say something nice about us on "twitter".

And now I look at Tin Can Tourists and Escapees and lo.... there seems to be a lot of overlap. Passport America has some REAL good deals on the internet for mid-week stays but... Time to winnow a few out. Best deal around is the geezer pass from the government.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:39 AM   #24
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The more you travel the more likely you will find an occasion to need RV Roadside service. I have never called for tire service, though - I can change a tire with the best of them.

However, I have lost a Tahoe tranny on the Blue Ridge Parkway; had to be towed from Ganado AZ to Gallup NM; needed to find someone to replace my dragged-to-death umbilical in someplace OK; had to find a diesel mechanic that could figure out why mine went into "protect" mode and got me back on the road; found me a diesel station between Beluga Point and Anchorage before I had reached the point of no return.

I like the Good Sam service because they will tow me to the best place to fix my rig, not just the closest one that "might" fix it.

Somebody, please, point me to the road.

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Old 05-24-2016, 11:14 PM   #25
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Senior Access pass for $10 forever is the best deal around. Always keep GS roadside service but have never had to use it.
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:56 PM   #26
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When we snow bird in Florida we stay at a Carefree resort. Most of them offer a GS 10% discount for one night or a month, makes no difference. We have found other places that offer a discount as well. You also get the 3-cent discount at Pilot / Flying J for fuel and propane. There are discounts for participating UPS stores. I think just for the Carefree discount each year we've paid for the subscription. I'm OK with that.

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Old 05-25-2016, 07:34 PM   #27
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We have a GS membership, but rarely take advantage of the various discounts - mainly because I forget about them. Have to post a note to use it when getting fuel at Pilot/Flying J. Might have to try a night at a CW if one is close when we're traveling.

The "geezer pass" really is the best deal around. Passport America is also helpful at times. I think we've gotten more than our money's worth this year.
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