Frequently Asked Questions – Phoenix
• 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 Phoenix?
• 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
Where will the next Rally be? The next Good Sam Rally will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Rally activities will be held at the Phoenix International Raceway. The Good Sam Rally schedule for 2012 will be:
Phoenix International Raceway
March 22 – 25, 2012
Kentucky Exposition Center
June 21 – 24, 2012
Daytona International Speedway
November 2 – 4, 2012
What is Will Call? Staffed by qualified Rally volunteers, “Will Call” allows 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org today to receive an application or complete the online registration form.
- Loads of fun – Each day is filled with activities and entertainment.
- Great bargains – Hundreds of RV manufacturers and dealers will offer special 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.
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.
What are the dates of the 2012 Rallies?Phoenix International Raceway
March 22 – 25, 2012Kentucky Exposition Center
June 21 – 24, 2012Daytona International Speedway
November 2 – 4, 2012
What is the weather like in Phoenix? Beautiful! March temperatures in Phoenix average 75º F high with lows averaging 49ºF.Top
- 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 Good Sam Rally”
When will I receive my reservation confirmation and final packet? Expect your confirmation packet within 7-10 business days of registering for The Rally. Final Rally packets (including parking passes and name badges) will be shipped approximately 45 business days prior to the start of The Rally. Guests with late registrations will pick up final packets at “Will Call” at The Rally site upon arrival.
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 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 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 email@example.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.
Is the Rally open to the general public? Yes. The public gate (Day Pass) fee is $10 per day, per person. Upon arrival at the 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 Rally activities. General public attendees who wish to attend The Rally without parking an RV on site, must pre-register as “Passport Attendee(s)” to gain access to all Rally activities, including entertainment. Passport registration is $99 per person ($79 per person for Good Sam Club Members). Day Pass admission is not available on Rally Early Bird Parking Days.
Can I participate in all Rally activities without parking my rig at the Rally site? Yes. You can park off-site and drive your personal vehicle to The 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).
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 disapoint. Note: Admittance to entertainment is not available to “Day Pass” patrons but only to Rally registrants and Passport Attendees. Reserved seating is not available.
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 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 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.
Will there be someone available to empty our holding tank? Yes! Mobile holding tank service will be available on a first come first served basis. Sign-ups will be taken at The Rally, advance reservations are not accepted at this time. Fees will vary by location.Top
Will water services be available? Yes! Mobile water service will be available on a first come first served basis. Sign-ups will be taken at The Rally, advance reservations are not accepted at this time. Fees will vary by location.
Is RV maintenance service available while I am parked at The Rally? Yes. Exhibitors who are offering their on-site maintenance services request that you make an appointment with their personnel at their booth or display area. Service is limited and some exhibitors may direct you to service facilities outside the grounds.
Make a pit stop at the onsite Camping World Store during The Phoenix 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 Camping World’s Mesa SuperCenter at 146 East Coury Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210 or call 800-874-3326 for information.
Is my pet welcome at The Rally? Absolutely! We’ve had lots of dogs, cats, birds, even potbelly pigs come to The 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, exhibit buildings and the outdoor exhibit area (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.
What products will be displayed at the 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.
Where can I find information about the local area? For more information about the Greater Phoenix area, please visit www.visitphoenix.com.
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 Rally Hotline at (800) 701-1399.