Good Sam VIP RV Safety Rally Preparing for Fourth Annual Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Affinity Group, Inc.
Wednesday April 13, 2005
(Ventura, CA) - The Good Sam Club announced that it is making final preparations on its annual RV Safety Rally, which is just about to sell out. The Good Sam VIP RV Safety Rally is a five-day RV safety program designed to enhance RVers' knowledge and experience behind the wheel of an RV. RVers with all levels of experience are participating in this program, from first timers to seasoned veterans. In addition, co-pilots will participate so that everyone using an RV can understand and be comfortable with RV driving and safety.
The Good Sam VIP RV Safety Rally is named for the money saving RV and auto insurance benefit designed for Good Sam members, but is not limited to only Good Sam members. The event is scheduled for Monday, May 9- Friday, May 13, 2005. The Rally will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.
The program has been well-received and registration increases every year. The overwhelming success of the Rally is mainly due to its continued success in improving the entire RVing experience because of its total approach to RVing.
When surveyed on their overall satisfaction with the event, the vast majority of participants responded that the Rally renewed their confidence in driving by showing them not only how to better manage their reaction time but by also showing them how to drive more defensively.
The first two days of the course consists of four 4-hour class sections. Professionally trained Good Sam VIP Safety instructors teach the RV Safety Classroom Program, which provides in-depth instruction on key safety issues. The class is designed to provide ample discussion time for any questions or concerns participants may have. The goal is to make sure that when a participant leaves the classroom, he or she is confident about their knowledge of RVs and how to properly operate them.
The RV Safety Review is a portion of the course that includes a free weigh-in of participants’ rigs, classroom discussion of weight distribution, tire pressure, and other safety information specific to getting the rig ready for the road. Instructors teach this portion of the course from the Recreation Vehicle Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF).
As many people are aware, the best training a person can receive is hands-on training, which is why the RV Hands on Driving Course is typically the most popular part of the course. The participants will actually spend time behind the wheel of an RV. RVs will be provided for participants to drive based on their requests provided with their registration. Participants will also receive first-hand information on several additional safe-driving exercises, including hand signals, curves, parking, and controlled braking. Good Sam VIP Safety Instructors and GM Safety Instructors teach this section of the course.
The Auto Hands on Driving Course has participants practice off-road recovery, skids, and turns in vehicles provided by GM. GM Safety Instructors teach this section of the course, which extends training to everyday automobile scenarios, thus simulating the ultimate driving experience for participants.
The third day of the course will consist of safety related seminars. In addition, participants will be given an opportunity to register for private RV Hands on Driving time.
Pre-registration is required to attend the event, but is still available to all interested participants. For more information, please call 1-888-720-6325.
The RV Safety Rally is sponsored by Good Sam VIP Insurance, the Good Sam Club, and General Motors.
About the Good Sam Club
The Good Sam Club, www.goodsamclub.com, is the world’s largest RV owner’s organization with nearly one million member families. Founded in 1966, the Club offers its members a wide variety of services, including RV Insurance, Extended Warranty on RVs (the Continued Service Plan), Emergency Road Service, RV Financing, Good Sam Credit Card and Life & Health Insurance, as well as member discounts at parks, campgrounds, and RV events. Good Sam Club members also receive a subscription to Highways, the Club’s popular RV travel magazine. Additionally, the Club represents more than 2,000 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Extremely committed to its RV members as well as to the environment, the Club is a founder of the annual National Cleanup Day program and an advocate of public land access, Adopt-A-Highway programs and Adopt-A-Park programs, to name a few. The Good Sam Club is headquartered in Ventura, California, and is a subsidiary of Affinity Group Inc.
Good Sam VIP: Specialty Insurance for a Special Lifestyle
Good Sam VIP is a full-coverage vehicle insurance plan offered to Good Sam members by GMAC Insurance. Rated excellent by insurance industry analysts A.M. Best, the GMAC Insurance group is the only vehicle insurance organization in the world officially endorsed by the Good Sam Club. Unlike other RV insurers who oftentimes do not customize coverage to fit RV needs, Good Sam VIP will handle all your special coverage needs; awnings, cabanas, satellite dishes, and other attached accessories are safe with VIP. And in most states, your personal belongings are insured for their full replacement cost.
For over 26 years, Good Sam VIP has provided Good Sam members with the best in service, coverage, and benefits, and was rated “America’s No. 1 RV Insurance Specialist.” For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-277-4474.
Contact: Kathy Wenzel, Marketing Director, Good Sam VIP Insurance
800-765-1912 ext. 166 email@example.com
Julie Calzone, CEO/Calzone & Associates
337-235-2924 ext. 3 firstname.lastname@example.org