Roadside Tips

Is Your RV Ready? The Essential RV Travel Checklist

When you go camping, you want to make sure you have the right equipment to enjoy your experience: a tent, sleeping bags, a flashlight, and so on. The same goes for when you're ready to hit the open road in your RV. We’ve put together an essential checklist for traveling in your RV so you know what you’ll need and which essential home and utility items should come on the road with you. RV Essentials ... Read More

On The Road Again - Seasonal RV Must Haves

RV trips make the perfect comfortable getaway year round, and being prepared for the seasons is one of the most important parts of your travel planning process. Winter RV Must Haves If you’re venturing out during the coldest season of the year, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you and your RV are prepared for chilly temperatures. 1. Plumbing Protection Much like houses during ... Read More

RV Tips for Weather Related Emergencies

Even if you’ve been keeping an eagle eye on the weather along your travel route, you and your RV can still end up stuck in the middle of weather-related chaos. Check out some RV tips for the safest way to handle some of the most severe weather emergencies that Mother Nature has been known to send our way. Weather Emergency RV Tips Before you head out on any trip, make sure your RV is in prime ... Read More

7 Tips for Planning a Cross-Country RV Trip

At Good Sam Roadside Assistance, our experts have decades of experience on the road. We know the preparation that goes into getting ready for your travels, and that’s why we’re here to make your life a little easier. Use our tried and true tips and plan your next cross-country RV trip with ease. 1. Research Your Route It may sound obvious, but have you thought about the path you’re taking? ... Read More

6 Driving Tips for First Time RVers

If you've never driven an RV before, it can be a little intimidating. After all, it's not every day that you drive an up to 30 ft. vehicle at high speeds. But with caution, preparedness, and a lot of practice, youll become comfortable driving your RV and you wont be a newbie for long. Below are a few tips to help you get comfortable driving your new RV. 1. Get to Know Your RV Before setting ... Read More

4 Safety Tips to Manage a Roadside Emergency

Even with regular maintenance and careful driving, emergencies happen on the road. Sometimes, roadside emergencies can leave you miles away from help and even out of cell service range. It’s important to follow a few basic safety tips - as well as carry some supplies in your vehicle - when these situations arise. 1. Follow basic roadside safety tips When you need to pull over because of a roadside ... Read More

Unique Ideas for Snowbird Destinations

The days are getting longer, but we’re not in the clear just yet! Summer is still a few months away - but for snowbirds, life’s a bit different. If you’re lucky enough to live where it’s 72 and sunny every day, here are some unique ideas for things to do in some of our favorite snowbird states. Unique Winter Destinations in Arizona Though desert nights can get a bit chilly, warm and sunny ... Read More

The Common Differences Between Auto and RV Roadside Assistance

If you think your regular auto assistance plan will come to the rescue when you have roadside issues with your RV, you may be in for a not-so-happy surprise. RV roadside assistance and auto roadside assistance are like apples and oranges. Sure, they may both grow on trees, but apples would make for a terrible orange marmalade, and oranges would fail miserably in an apple pie. In other words, ... Read More

6 Common Towing Mistakes New RV Owners Make

As a new RV owner, you’re probably excited to hit the open road and start exploring. But new RV owners need to be prepared for when things don’t go quite as planned. That includes knowing what to do if your RV breaks down and which towing mistakes can be dangerous and costly. The good news is: by doing your homework, being prepared, and planning ahead, you can avoid these common RV towing mistakes ... Read More

Is Good Sam RV Roadside Assistance Really Worth It?

Is Good Sam RV Roadside Assistance Really Worth It? Do you REALLY need RV roadside assistance coverage? Well, that depends. If you never, ever have an issue with your motorhome - on the day you use your RV for the very last time, you can look back and say, "Looks like I didn’t need that RV roadside assistance after all!" But ask any avid RVer if RV roadside assistance is worth the investment ... Read More

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