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Former USS Cole commander returns to convention for book signing
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Retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, who spoke at last year's convention about his experience aboard the American warship USS Cole when it was bombed by al-Qaeda in 2000, will return to the 2012 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. Lippold will sign copies of his new book, "Front Burner," which describes his efforts to prevent the Cole from sinking in the Yemen port of Aden after the attack killed 17 crew members. He will be available Oct. 2 at the reception in the Diversified Insurance booth, No. 411. More

Navistar RV will preserve brand names    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although Monaco RV recently announced that it is changing its name to Navistar RV Inc., Navistar was quick to stress that the Monaco, Holiday Rambler and R-Vision brands still will retain their own individual identity under the Navistar RV banner. More


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Looking back: Airstream turns 80
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The Airstream, all curves and chrome, was originally designed to evoke the open road and the aviation age. Hawley Bowlus, the man who created the brand's toaster-in-a-wind-tunnel look, also was the chief designer of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. His America was all about going places, and the Airstream was a way to get there and a way to stay. Over the years, the vehicles have become a piece of Americana, but the underlying philosophy is still very modern: Mobility is the ultimate luxury. More

Register for convention by Aug. 15 for chance to win Las Vegas prize package
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Make plans now to attend the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and you could win a Las Vegas prize package. This year's event, which runs Oct. 1-5 at the Rio in Las Vegas, features more than 20 new speakers, Super Sessions, panel discussions, and several first-time exhibitors. And if you register by Aug. 15, you'll not only get the best rate possible, but also you'll be eligible to win one of three special prize packages, including a two-night/three-day stay in Las Vegas. Advance registration closes Aug. 31. More

More convenience, far and away

Cummins Onan built-in generators provide convenience and comfort for RVers. With just a simple push of a button, power the AC, microwave, electronics and more.
B&W Trailer Hitches

The Patriot 16K fifth-wheel hitch is designed as a less expensive, lighter weight alternative to the Companion fifth wheel hitch. Same rails … Better hitch. More

Drew Industries subsidiaries plan expansion
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Lippert Components and Kinro Manufacturing plan to create up to 260 new jobs by 2015 in Elkhart, IN. The companies had looked at expanding in other states before deciding on Elkhart County, where they plan to spend $3.65 million to build. More

RV/MH Hall of Fame inducts class of 2012
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More than 300 people attended the 2012 RV/MH Hall of Fame dinner in Elkhart, IN, on Aug. 6. Winnebago's Bob Olson and Stag-Parkway's Stan Sunshine were among the inductees from the RV sector in this year's class. More

3X: Chemistry Offers Rust Solutions
Got Rust? 3X:Chemistry’s offers solutions to preventing, converting, and removing rust and corrosion on frames, hitches, trailers, tow bars, cargo carriers, stairs or any metal surface. Rust Blocker, Rust Converter, and Rust Dissolver utilize advanced technologies that will not harm the integrity of metal, the environment, or the user. For more information and video demos visit

Living the RV dream    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Have you ever thought about chucking it all and taking to the road full time? Kathy Huggins and her husband, John, have been living the RV dream for more than seven years and host a radio show by that name at They spoke to about living life on the road and how to work out the finances. More

Missouri fans are ramping up tailgating plans for this fall
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Tailgating will ramp up a notch at the University of Missouri's Faurot Field this fall, now that the Tigers are in the Southeastern Conference. The football program and its fans have lots to look forward to during home games this season. For Mizzou fans, there are many options for pregame tailgating around the stadium, and if you're in an RV, there are two lots available. More

5 secrets to hiring employees who last
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The truth is, making a great hire is an art, not a science. There might be tons of aspiring job applicants, but perhaps few that would be a well-rounded fit. And if you think paying someone whom you dislike is expensive, you'll be shocked when you realize what it costs to recruit and train someone new after a botched hire. It's vital to get it right the first time. Here's what to keep in mind. More

Equalizer Systems
Equalizer Systems manufactures the most sophisticated and easy to use lifting and leveling systems on the market. We are committed to providing our customers with a quality product at an exceptional value. Please contact us by email or phone if you need more information than what is listed within this site.


Must-have tech gadgets for small businesses
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You've replaced your clunky desktop and thrown away that ancient fax machine, but are you on the cutting edge of technology? Are you at least keeping up with your competitors? These days, workplace technology is a necessity that makes you stand out to clients and improves work efficiency. But before dropping big bucks on the latest gadget, consider these four must-haves that, according to TechBargains' expert staff of tech enthusiasts and bargain hunters, will help get the job done. More

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Too much quantity, not enough quality in social media
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The president of a national advertising agency calls social media a drug that's "addictive, impulsive, and habit forming" and bemoans the fact that measurement is based on quantity, not quality. "Conventional wisdom says it's more important to have a million followers — most of whom don't even know what you do — than to have 5,000 followers who are passionate about the same things you stand for," says Tony Fannin, president of BE Branded. Though social media generates some business, "if marketers are honest with themselves, it's probably less than 4 percent of their overall revenue source." More

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