Frequently Asked Questions – Louisville

What is The Good Sam Rally?
Where will the next Rally be?
What is Will Call?
How can I volunteer at a Good Sam Rally?
This will be my first Rally. What can I expect?
Are children welcome?
How can I exhibit at the Good Sam Rally?
What are the dates of the Good Sam Rallies?
What can I expect the weather conditions to be in Louisville?
How do I register for the Good Sam Rally?
If I register early, will I save any money?
When will I receive my reservation confirmation and final packet?
What happens if I have to cancel?
How do I get to the Good Sam Rally site?
Is the Good Sam Rally open to the general public?
Can I participate in all Rally activities without parking my rig at the Rally site?
What performers are scheduled for evening entertainment?
What topics do the seminars cover?
Will there be someone available to empty our holding tank?
Will water services be available?
Is RV maintenance service available while I am parked at the Rally?
Are pets welcome at the Good Sam Rally?
What products will be displayed at the Good Sam Rally?
Where can I find information about the local area?
What else do I need to know?

What is the Good Sam Rally?The Good Sam Rally is the biggest and best RV event of the year. Novice and experienced RVers get a chance to meet industry experts, find great bargains on RV products and enjoy camaraderie with fellow RV enthusiasts. This annual must-attend RV event features:

  • Hundreds of dealers and manufacturers displaying the latest and greatest models
  • 350+ supplier exhibits that showcase the latest in RV related services and products
  • Informative seminars on RVing
  • Youth Program for kids ages 6-17
  • Dog Show
  • Evening and daytime entertainment

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Where will the next Rally be? The next Good Sam Rally will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. Rally activities will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The Good Sam Rally schedule for 2012 will be:

Phoenix International Raceway
Phoenix, Arizona
March 22 – 25, 2012

Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, Kentucky
June 21 – 24, 2012

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona, Florida
November 2 – 4, 2012

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What is Will Call? Staffed by qualified Good Sam Rally volunteers, “Will Call” allows Good Sam Rally guests to pick up final packets when they arrive at the event. This is especially helpful for RVers who are on the road and who are unable to receive final packets by mail. If you would like to pick up your final packet at “Will Call” instead of having it mailed, please indicate “Will Call” when you register. If you register by phone, tell your customer service representative; if you register by mail or online, please make a note that you’d like the “Will Call” option.

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How can I volunteer at the Good Sam Rally? Volunteering at the Rally is a fun way to support the RV community! If you would like to join our Rally team as a volunteer and potentially be eligible to have your dry camping Rally fee reimbursed, please call us toll-free at (877) 749-7122 or email us at volunteers@therally.com today to receive an application or complete the online registration form.

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This will be my first Good Sam Rally. What can I expect?

  • Loads of fun – Each day is filled with activities and entertainment.
  • Great bargains – Hundreds of RV manufacturers and dealers will offer special Good Sam Rally prices, and thousands of RV-related products will be showcased at more than 350+ exhibitor booths.
  • Tons of information about RVing – More than 120 seminars are hosted by RV industry experts and will cover a wide range of topics.

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Are children welcome? Absolutely! The Good Sam Rally provides youth activity programs for children (ages 6-12) and another for teenagers (ages 13-17). With a full schedule of activities, your children and grandchildren will be busy having fun while you attend interesting seminars and peruse the exhibitor halls. Youth activities include games, pizza parties, contests, entertainment as well as trips to local areas of interest. Be sure to register the children when you pre-register. You’ll get a youth activity schedule when you check in at The Good Sam Rally.

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How can I exhibit at the Good Sam Rally? If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Good Sam Rally (and have not exhibited with us at a previous Rally), please call (866) 238-3250.

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What are the dates of the 2012 Rallies?
Phoenix International Raceway
Phoenix, Arizona
March 22 – 25, 2012

Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, Kentucky
June 21 – 24, 2012

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona, Florida
November 2 – 4, 2012

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 What is the weather like in Louisville? Beautiful! June temperatures in Louisville average 85º F high with lows averaging 62ºF.

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How can I register for the 2012 Louisville Good Sam Rally? There are three convenient ways to register for the Good Sam Rally:

  • Online: Click here to reserve online.
  • Phone (877) 749-7122 to speak with a customer service representative.
  • Mail your registration form along with check or credit card information to:

    The Good Sam Rally
    P.O. Box 8535
    Ventura, CA 93002

      Make checks (in U.S. funds only please) payable to “The Rally”

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If I register early, will I save any money? Yes, by registering by May 15, 2012 you save $10 off the already low Rally fee.

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When will I receive my reservation confirmation and final packet?Expect your confirmation packet within 7-10 business days of registering for the Good Sam Rally. Final Good Sam Rally packets (including parking passes and name badges) will be shipped approximately 45 business days prior to the start of the Good Sam Rally. Guests with late registrations will pick up final packets at Will Call at the Good Sam Rally site upon arrival.

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What happens if I have to cancel? Written cancellations post-marked at least 71 days prior to the start of the Good Sam Rallies are subject to a $25 handling fee. Cancellations post-marked between 70 and 29 days prior to the start of the Good Sam Rallies are subject to a $50.00 handling fee. Cancellations post-marked 28 days or later forfeit 75% of the total event fee. No refunds will be made after the Good Sam Rally starts. All cancellations must be requested in writing and sent to: The Good Sam Rally, P. O. Box 8535, Ventura, CA 93002 or by email to info@therally.com. Once final packets with window cards have been mailed, the window cards must be returned with a letter of cancellation before a refund is processed.

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How do I get to the Good Sam Rally site? Driving directions to the 2012 Louisville Good Sam Rally site are not yet available. Please check back closer to the start of this event for more information.

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Is the Good Sam Rally open to the general public? Yes. The public gate (Day Pass) fee is $10 per day, per person. Upon arrival at the Good Sam Rally site, simply follow the signs to the designated public parking area. The $10 per day, per person entry fee grants admission to the indoor and outdoor exhibitor areas only and does not include access to evening entertainment, seminars or any other Good Sam Rally activities. General public attendees who wish to attend the Good Sam Rally without parking an RV on site, must pre-register as “Passport Attendee(s)” to gain access to all Good Sam Rally activities, including entertainment. Passport registration is $89 per person ($79 per person for Good Sam Club Members). Day Pass admission is not available on Good Sam Rally Early Bird Parking Days.

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Can I participate in all Good Sam Rally activities without parking my rig at the Rally site? Yes. You can park off-site and drive your personal vehicle to the Good Sam Rally each day with a Passport reservation. A Passport gives you access to evening entertainment and seminars, as well as to all exhibits and activities. (Note: General public Day Passes do not allow access to evening entertainment or seminars.)To register as a Passport guest, call us at (877) 749-7122. Passport reservations cost $89 per person ($79 per person for Good Sam Club Members).

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What performers are scheduled for evening entertainment? The Good Sam Rally is known for having top notch entertainment and our 2012 Rally season will not disappoint. On the schedule so far for Louisville will be Burt Bacharach and Grammy Winner Sheryl Crow.  Note: Admittance to entertainment is not available to “Day Pass” patrons but only to Rally registrants and Passport Attendees. Reserved seating is not available.

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What topics do the seminars cover? Leaders and experts in the RV industry will present more than 130 seminars. You will have the opportunity to meet true professionals who can answer your questions about RVing and share their experience and knowledge of the lifestyle. There will be more than 30 seminars offered each day, covering a wide range of topics such as healthy cooking on the road, chassis systems, RV troubleshooting techniques and RV caravan travel – plus many more! Seminars are held on all four days of the Good Sam Rally. Seminars are scheduled as 1 ½ hour blocks of time, yet the actual length of a seminar presentation is at the sole discretion of the presenter. The seminar schedule will be listed in the Good Sam Rally program and schedule of activities, which you will receive when you check in. Admission to all seminars are included in your Rally fee. Seating is limited in some of the seminar areas and may fill up early. Be sure to wear your Rally badge for admission.

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Will there be someone available to empty our holding tank?

Please arrive in Louisville with empty holding tanks. A “honey wagon” will be available during the Good Sam Rally to dump your gray and black water tanks. You must purchase a honey wagon window card in the Rally Information/Registration Center.  Cost is $25.00.

Honey Wagon service will be performed by Kentucky Portable Toilets:  859-336-9269

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Will water services be available?

Please come to the Good Sam Rally with a full tank of fresh water. Water delivery will be available onsite for an additional fee.  

Water Delivery Pricing:
$55.00 – RVs with pressurized systems
$35.00 – Gravity filled Motorhomes & Trailers
Pricing of delivery is set by the water supplier, not the Good Sam Rally.

Water service will be performed by Kentucky Portable Toilets:  859-336-9269

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Is RV maintenance service available while I am parked at the Good Sam Rally? Yes. RV manufacturers, aftermarket product manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting at the Good Sam Rally have been invited to provide emergency service performed by trained personnel for Good Sam Rally guests. Since space is limited, service and installation vehicles will be dispatched into the RV parking areas to perform the work. Good Sam Rally guests needing such emergency service must contact the appropriate company at their exhibit booths, and/or at the servicing company’s display area. Service arrangements can be made when the exhibit areas open. Financial arrangements for the payment of service work are the mutual responsibility of the servicing company and the RV owner and are not the responsibility of the Good Sam Rally.

CAMPING WORLD

Make a pit stop at the onsite Camping World Store during The Louisville Rally for the latest and greatest products to enhance your RV lifestyle. Need some expert advice? Drop in and talk to top Factory Representatives for the information you need. Camping World Service & Installation Technicians will be ready and waiting to professionally install those can’t-live-without accessories and to perform select services on-site for your convenience – just call 1-888-446-7700 to schedule an appointment. Ask about special installation labor discounts on select products!

Additional services available just a short drive away at either the Greenwood, Indiana or Bowling Green, Kentucky Stores. 

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Is my pet welcome at the Good Sam Rally? Absolutely! We’ve had lots of dogs, cats, birds, even potbelly pigs come to the Good Sam Rally. Of course, your pets must be kept on a leash. We ask that pets be kept out of activity centers such as seminars, entertainment venues, and exhibit buildings (with the exception of the Dog Show). Please be considerate of others by being a responsible pet owner and cleaning up after your pet at all times.

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What products will be displayed at the Good Sam Rally? Everything from A to Z will be on display at The Rally – the latest RV models (Types A, B and C, fifth-wheels, travel trailers) as well as RV components and accessories. There will be more than 500 RVs on display and over 350+ indoor exhibitor booths displaying a wide range of RV-related products.

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Where can I find information about the local area? For more information about the Greater Louisville area, please visit www.GoToLouisville.com.

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What else do I need to know? You can contact us at any time with questions that may come up. The Good Sam Rally program will have plenty of information about on-site services. Representatives from the local Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will be available to answer questions related to services available in the local area. For more information or to register for this annual must-attend RV event, call the Good Sam Rally Hotline at (800) 701-1399.

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