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Good Sam

April 26, 2013 09:00 ET

Good Sam Club to Launch New Online Road Trip Planning Tool

Service to Feature Good Sam Parks Plus Rand McNally Mapping and Content

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2013) - Good Sam, the world's leading provider of products and services for the RV and outdoor recreation consumer, announced today that it will be launching a new, web-based, trip planning service this summer. The Good Sam Trip Planner, which will be available exclusively to Good Sam Club members, will be a comprehensive road trip planning tool featuring both routing and access to information about thousands of RV parks and campgrounds as well as points of interest across the U.S. The Good Sam Trip Planner will be the second product to be released as part of the recently announced Good Sam - Rand McNally partnership and follows the release of the Good Sam GPS. With the new Trip Planner, Good Sam Club members will be able to create point to point directions, research and plot thousands of points of interest across the U.S., and create custom road trips, either across town or across the country.

"Good Sam is dedicated to helping our members make the most of their travel, whether in their RV or car," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Good Sam. "The new Good Sam Trip Planner acts as a personal travel assistant, helping people map routes to their destination, find new places to visit and camp and to find interesting things to do and see along the way."

Users will be able to map their routes from start to finish while searching for and adding points of interest along the way. Adding stops along a route, such as Good Sam parks and campgrounds, restaurants, festivals, historic locations and sport stadiums are as simple as clicking on what interests you. Camping World Super Centers and Pilot Flying J locations are integrated into the Good Sam Trip Planner, making it a comprehensive road trip planning solution. To assist users with making the most of their time on the road, the Trip Planner will also include pre-planned scenic routes and recommended points of interests based on content from Rand McNally's Best of the Road ® program.

The planner divides road trips into manageable days, based on user desired daily travel distances, quickly allowing the user to add stops from either the Trip Planner database or their own experience. It also provides users with the ability utilize printable directions and share information with family and friends on social media sites such as Facebook.

Additionally, the Good Sam Trip Planner will seamlessly integrate with the Good Sam GPS, enabling users to create custom road trip itineraries and download them directly to their Good Sam GPS.

About the Good Sam Trip Planner, powered by Rand McNally:

  • Plan road trips and places to see based on experiential filters
  • Browse thousands of points of interest, and add them to your route
  • Research and add Good Sam parks and campgrounds to routes
  • Email or print trip itineraries
  • Share with friends and family via social media
  • Rate and review points of interest
  • Advanced trip planning features, including "Corridor Searching"
  • Calculate and optimize fuel costs based on your vehicle
  • Compare different routes for your trip
  • Export trips to your Good Sam GPS device

About Good Sam Enterprises, LLC

Good Sam Enterprises, LLC (GSE), and its wholly owned subsidiaries, is the world's largest provider of products and services that enhance the RV and outdoor recreation consumer experience. Our products provide savings, safety, security, comfort, and convenience, making RV ownership and the outdoor lifestyle more enjoyable. GSE corporate headquarters are located in Lincolnshire, Illinois, with subsidiary operations and divisions located in multiple locations throughout the United States.

About Rand McNally - Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Products and services include: Road travel review site; Interactive travel referral service,; America's #1 Road Atlas; RVND™ GPS for RVers; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and IntelliRoute® TND™ GPS navigation devices; TPC 7600 and TND™ 760 mobile fleet management solutions for the transportation industry; and leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom.

IntelliRoute, Rand McNally and Best of the Road are registered trademarks and TND and RVND are trademarks of RM Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Rand McNally.

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