Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Good Sam Chapter?

Frequently ask Questions

The following are some questions we often receive regarding the Texas Good Sam Chapters. We hope these will help you in your journeys. If you should have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What is a Good Sam Chapter?
Why should I join a Good Sam Chapter?
How do I Join a Good Sam Chapter?
What is a Good Sam Chapter rally?


What is a Good Sam Chapter?

A Good Sam chapter is a group of friends with similar interests who love to RV.  The camping experience is one-of-a-kind!  And it is a safe and hospitable environment for the whole family.


Why should I join a Good Sam chapter?

All Good Sam members are encouraged to join a local Chapter for wholesome fun, increased outdoor fun, fellowship, travel, touring places of interest, potluck dinners, and other interesting activities. This creates new and long lasting friendships and memories. Chapter members usually meet once a month for a campout get-together or other Chapter activities such as service projects or support of local charities. Many of the Texas Chapters are strong supporters of the Dogs for Better Lives, as well as other local charities.

During the year, Chapters meet for a campout designated by the wagon master or by common agreement of the Chapter members. Once a year in March, chapters attend the state rally.

During the very hot months some chapters elect to have their meeting at a local restaurant for lunch or dinner.

A Chapter is made up of a varying number of rigs (families), each chapter determining its own membership size. They camp together, play together, and give support in times of need. The Chapter members have vests in their own Chapter colors, with patches from the states, parks, rallies, and points of interest they have visited. The more you become involved in a Chapter the more satisfying the experience.

If you are interested in joining in on the fun by joining a local chapter, visit the Chapters page for a list of chapters in your area. They will be more than happy to have you visit them on a campout or answer any questions you may have. If you are unsure about a Chapter in your area Contact us.


How do I join a Good Sam Chapter?

Contact us or better still visit our Chapters page and get to know the chapters in your area. All of our chapters are glad to have you come and visit them. When you visit our chapters page, you will find contact information for each Chapter and the Assistant State Director for your area. You may also contact our state director.


What is the Texas Good Sam Chapters Rally (AKA Samboree)?

The Texas Good Sam Chapters hold a state wide rally each spring with the dual purpose of conducting the business of the state organization and having fun. We have vendors that come in with products of interest to RV’ers. We renew old friendships and make new friends. We have entertainment, crafts, games, seminars and good food.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, outgoing group and encourage new campers to attend. You need not be a Good Sam member to attend but we challenge you to leave without wanting to be a member!

The timing of our Texas State rally is such that many of our ‘Winter Texan’ friends stop by on their home after enjoying the winter in our warm south Texas.