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Heeding call of the wild, travel trailers shape up
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From pop-ups that resemble the Sydney Opera House to hot tub-equipped luxury homes on wheels, the shapes, sizes, and offerings in the RV industry have expanded enormously over the years. This article highlights five unique models on today's market. More

Register for Convention/Expo today for chance to win a Las Vegas prize package!
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Planning to attend the 2012 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo? If you register today, you'll be entered to win one of three Las Vegas prize packages, including a two-night/three-day weekend getaway. Dealers who have already registered have automatically been entered into the drawing. For more convention information and to register, visit the RVDA website. More


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Home on the road: More Americans buying, renting motorhomes, towables
The Economist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This summer, some 20 million Americans have hit the road in motorhomes or towable caravans. El Monte RV, a national RV rental chain, observes that rentals are up about 40 percent over last year, with the strongest growth in the Northeast. The manager at the El Monte branch in Linden, NJ, is seeing double-digit growth over last year. RV sales are up, too. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, wholesale shipments have increased 5 percent over 2010 and are expected to grow another 7 percent by the end of the year. More

RV makers impress
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Weak overall consumer spending didn't slow down RV makers in the past few months. Strong sales from several of the industry's leaders were very encouraging. Thor Industries Inc. saw its sales jump 15 percent, and sales may move even higher as the company gears up for a major open house in September. Overall, RV sales of all varieties have impressed this summer, despite less than ideal economic conditions. 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

RV industry expanding to younger demographic
WSJV-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The industry the Midwest is known for is definitely looking up. And RV dealers say they're not just selling more, they're selling to a new demographic. With the economy bouncing back, the 35-to-54 crowd is willing to pay for the benefits of an RV. So dealers are stocking units with family-friendly features such as bunk beds and entertainment centers. More

Office on wheels: RV-based workers can telecommute from anywhere    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many, summer means taking time off work to hit the road in an RV. But for some free-spirited adventurers, summer never ends — their RVs are mobile offices, thanks to the growing ubiquity of wireless Internet access. Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano have found a way to practice their professions as a graphic designer and freelance writer from their satellite-dished, solar-paneled, 24-foot fifth-wheel trailer. 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

Annual gathering draws RVing friends to Alabama campground
The Montgomery Advertiser    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The smell of grilling hot dogs and hamburgers and the sound of laughter filled the air at the Gunter Hill Campground as the Central Alabama RV Association held its annual gathering. The group, which brings together RV enthusiasts from Georgia and Alabama, is celebrating its eighth year. "I love these events," says member Napoleon Steele, who got into RVs five years ago. "Getting out here allows you to take your mind off all your troubles. It's relaxing. It definitely slows your pace down." More

Winter Texans headed south to Gulf Coast; retailers ready
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Texas coast undergoes a sea change as fall progresses. Fewer people swim in the Gulf of Mexico; more stand in it and fish. Early-bird specials pop up at almost every restaurant. There is less sun-bleached blond hair and more natural white. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, the invasion is complete: It's Winter Texan season. Cold-fleeing retirees park their RVs or rent condos and hunker down in the warmth for winter. They often stay until the annual March invasion of college students on spring break. Yeah, this is a lot nicer than shoveling snow. More

National Park Service to celebrate 96th birthday
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The U.S. National Park Service is inviting the public to help celebrate its 96th birthday Aug. 25. The NPS and the National Park Foundation have set up a special birthday website where national park fans can send anniversary greetings or upload stories, pictures, and movies about a treasured visit to one of the nation's 397 national parks. 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.


How to avoid a small-business tax audit
BusinessNewsDaily via Fox Small Business Center    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Small businesses particularly are prone to being audited by the IRS. Now is a good time to make sure your tax planning strategy is solid and to find out how to avoid an audit. Steven Aldrich, CEO of Outright, an online accounting system, offers small-business owners five tips on how to avoid a tax audit. More

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5 tips for getting the most out of online advertising
American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Income from digital advertising will increase by 40 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Within the next four years, online advertising could overtake all other forms of promotion. Competition is getting fierce as the online marketplace begins to get overcrowded with ads. Here are tips to help small businesses avoid getting lost in the crowd. More

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