Simply the Best—of the Road, of RVing, and Your RV Stories. Best of Luck!

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May 23, 2012

To celebrate the launch of Best of RVing, Rand McNally’s new online destination designed just for RVers, we’re giving away daily and monthly prizes all summer long, like the Rand McNally TripMaker RVND 7” GPS for RVs, Camping World Gift Cards, and the DISH Tailgater. Register at Best of RVing to enter our sweepstakes for daily giveaways, and, share your best tales from the road through our RV Stories contest for even more chances to win. Don’t miss out:  June’s prize is the Rand McNally TripMaker RVND 7” GPS for RVs! These devices are an RVer’s best friend—now available with Woodall’s campground information, and Rand McNally GPS routes based on 11 classes of RV that include thousands of campgrounds and millions of points of interest.

The summer fun doesn’t stop there!  The daily prize in July is a Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet™!  The daily prize in August is an annual ELS Campground pass!

And that’s not all! We want you to tell us about your best RV stories, too! Ever had a mishap with a furry friend while on a trip? Helped out a stranger in need? If you have great stories from the road, enter our RV Stories Contest! Share your favorite RV stories, photos and videos about your most amazing experiences on the road or at your favorite destination, and get votes to win monthly prizes within the 6 categories below:

  • Oops!  Bloopers & video outtakes: Funny mistakes, accidents and mishaps on the road
  • Pay it Forward: Heartfelt stories of people helping others and random acts of kindness
  • Pet Stories: The funniest, most heartwarming, and unique stories, photos and videos about your furry friends
  • Outdoor epiphanies: The “ah-ha” moments that drive your camping lifestyle, the amazing wildlife, the scenic places that inspired you
  • Camping with kids: Pint-and quart-size humor and original stories about camping with kids & grandkids
  • Head turning RV mods & upgrades: RV modifications, decorating, and tricked out RV photos & videos

Once you submit your favorite RV story (or stories!), everyone registered on Best of RVing will vote on their favorites.  Monthly prizes by category will be awarded, along with a Grand Prize winner in each category at the end of the summer.  Grand Prize winners will receive $5,000!

Best of RVing

Rand McNally’s new online community, Best of RVing, provides experiences and information from both fellow RVers and the pros. Our contributors have lived the RV lifestyle, taught seminars on RV safety, and written books about RV maintenance and guides to road travel.

Among them are acclaimed RV industry experts and award-winning travel journalists, who not only come from across the nation, but have also crossed it, from east to west and north to south. Their Best of RVing articles, blogs, photos, and videos will both inform and inspire you—whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced part- or full-timer. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store.

RV Advice for the Novice

If you’re a new RVer, we’ll help you research and find the unit that’s best for you and give you pointers on financing and insuring it. Our checklists and how-to articles will help you prep your RV for the road and maintain it during and after each trip. Among other things, you’ll learn about the importance of weight as well as how to stay safe on and off the road. We’ll also help you brush up on RV etiquette and lingo. In no time at all, you’ll know your “boondockers” from your “toads.”

Rand McNally’s Travel Inspiration

Rand McNally truly covers America—from its national parks, attractions, and small towns to its major resort destinations and urban hubs. In RV Travel, we highlight the top RV road trips from our extensive selection in every region, recommending sights, activities, and RV parks along the way. We also mix insightful road travel tips and resources with plenty of insight into Americana.

RV Ideas for All

RV News and Resources is your conduit to shows, rallies, and other events being held across the country. It’s also the place for information on manufacturers, dealers, and service centers, not to mention the latest RV accessories and products. RV Solutions has in-depth advice on safety, maintenance, and technical troubleshooting—including Q&A videos from the RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, an award-winning writer and speaker.

In RV Navigation, experts steer you in the right direction, and fellow RVers share their navigation lessons (including some learned the hard way). RV Living is the place for ideas on entertaining, cooking, decorating, and generally living life to the fullest on the road. You can also get advice on transitioning to full-time RVing, going green, and family and pet travel. Our planning tips make it easy to create (and stick to) budgets, to store things smartly, and to pack stylishly for any trip.

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  1. ken thrower

    What is the use of belonging to Good Sams in Canada ?
    We are not eligible for any of the perks of the club.
    Custom charges for goods from Camping world are out of this world.

    I for one will not renew my membership in 2013 when up,other then the 10percent off camping which you can get with any Canadian club, what benefits do we as Canadians get from the Good Sam Club

    Ken member of 3 years

    Good Sam says: Ken, we’re sorry that you feel this way. Our organization is far from perfect, but we’re continuing to work to improve it every day as well as bring more discounts to our Canadian members such as with the Pilot Flying J discount. Stay tuned for more new benefits to come.