Good Sam Club to Survey Members on Tire Issues

July 12, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Good Sam Club to Survey Members on Tire Issues

The Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV owners’ organization with nearly 1 million member families, announced today (July 12) that the Good Sam Club RV Owners’ Advisory Council (RVOAC) has just deployed its annual survey.

This year, the council hopes to gather empirical data concerning RV tire safety. The survey was sent to approximately 250,000 randomly selected Good Sam Club members and will seek to determine the frequency of RV tire failure and RV owners’ knowledge about RV tire selection, care and maintenance, according to a news release.

“We’ve had quite a number of members write to us to express their concern about RV tires. The failure rate of RV tires is simply not known at this point, because there is no data available to confirm or refute those concerns,” said Tom Gonser, RVOAC chairman. “Our survey will involve an extremely large sample size, and should begin to provide answers as to whether a problem with RV tires exists; and, if so, what types, sizes, and brands of RV types might be most involved. Separately, we’ll be collecting significant information pertaining to RV owners’ understanding of issues pertaining to tire safety, and to the need for owner diligence in tire care and maintenance.”

In preparing the survey, the Good Sam Club Council consulted with other interested parties such as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the RV Safety and Education Foundation (RVSEF). The survey results will be published in the Good Sam Club’s Highways Magazine. According to Sue Bray, director of member benefits for the Good Sam Club, information collected concerning the state of RV owner knowledge about tire safety issues can also be used by the club to help design future education programs for its members.

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