Coast Resorts Open Roads Forum: Good Sam Club: Good Sam Campground Directory—To Big
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Good Sam Club

Open Roads Forum  >  Good Sam Club

 > Good Sam Campground Directory—To Big

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Miles Away

Lebanon, TN

Senior Member

Joined: 04/01/2008

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 08/15/14 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SCVJeff wrote:

Personally I would like to see it formatted for iPad/ tablet and call it a day.


There is already a Good Sam Camp app available for both i-phone and android. Check it out...


M & M "> On the road again!
2007 GMC 3500-SRW-Duramax-longbed-4X4
2008 Keystone EVEREST 348R 5th wheel
2002 SUNDOWNER gooseneck horse trailer


2gypsies

Enjoying the West!

Senior Member

Joined: 04/02/2003

View Profile



Posted: 08/15/14 09:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not everyone has an i-phone or android!


Full-Timed for 16 Years
.... Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 40' 2004 Newmar Dutch Star Motorhome
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th Wheel


johnnyrv

florida

Senior Member

Joined: 04/07/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/19/14 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Woodalls had several regional directories which is the format I prefer.

2gypsies

Enjoying the West!

Senior Member

Joined: 04/02/2003

View Profile



Posted: 08/19/14 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Woodalls is now incorporated in the HUGE Good Sam Directory. There is no Woodalls directory. I vote for 2 books.

ETyson



Full Member

Joined: 01/30/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/19/14 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Everyone,

I work on the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory and wanted address a couple of the points raised in this thread.

When our two brands, Woodalls and Trailer Life Directory, were merged the resulting Good Sam directory is almost the same in size. We kept the most popular format and content from both brands.

To split the book into two separate editions for East and West would at this time incur additional production costs and therefore higher retail prices.

If you are a AAA member, we do still produce the Woodalls|AAA regional directories that are available exclusively through AAA offices.

We do hear all the feedback and always take it into consideration when in production for new editions.

Regards,

Ellen
Sr. Marketing Manager
Good Sam RV Travel Guide

Tree House

Ohio

New Member

Joined: 02/18/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/25/14 08:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ellen,

I find the book is so big and heavy, it is hard to hold. Smaller type is not an option though.

I use it exclusively for campgrounds,so don't see value with the travel information for each state. I have many other sources for that already.

It may be that you are getting advertising revenue for some of that, but whatever non-campground material that could be eliminated would help make it smaller.

Thanks for considering ways to make the book smaller.

TinyoneRV



Senior Member

Joined: 04/01/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/26/14 06:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, the book is big and heavy and will tear in half if you pick it up wrong. As soon as I get the new one each year, I tape the binding laterally and vertically with duct tape. Holds together while in use in the RV. Two books would be nice but each would probably cost the same as the one big book due to production costs. However, perhaps GS could offer the books separately so we could buy the one covering the area where we expect to spend most of our time. Dividing the country along the Mississippi River would be logical. On the other hand, this could reduce GS advertising revenue and elevate the cost of the book beyond affordability.

craig7h

Branson MO area

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2002

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 08/26/14 01:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do not see why this book can not be put onto a CD as was the old Trailer Life CD. Yes the app is nice but I have found it somewhat hard to use, maybe just me.

Bring back the CD


Craig
ACE 29.3 Class A

TinyoneRV



Senior Member

Joined: 04/01/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/26/14 03:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't want it on CD; much prefer the book. We often choose the overnight stop while underway. Much easier for the DW to use the book than a computer at that time.

2gypsies

Enjoying the West!

Senior Member

Joined: 04/02/2003

View Profile



Posted: 08/26/14 07:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I feel the book is way too big, also, and dividing at the Mississippi would be great. A lot of pages could be eliminated by taking out all the travel stuff. It's geared for the big cities anyway and that's not where we go. We like the small towns. It's supposed to be a campground directory. If I want travel ideas I'll go to the local travel bureau online for up-to-date information including calendar of events so I know what festivals, etc. are coming up.

Just curious, didn't Woodalls a while back have two directories and if so, how was it divided and did they both cost the same?

Also, we have no need for an app for the directory. We don't have a smart phone and many times not even internet while traveling down the country roads.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Good Sam Club

 > Good Sam Campground Directory—To Big
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Good Sam Club


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS