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TRIMAX - The World's Toughest Locks

TRIMAX Corporation is the world’s leading lock manufacturer providing customers’ high quality products through innovative design.


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Riegel to leave Thor Industries to form new Airstream rental company
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Thor Industries has announced that Richard E. Riegel III, senior group president, has decided to leave the company to found a new business, Airstream 2 Go LLC, which will rent current model Airstream trailers and tow vehicles to consumers and commercial customers. Riegel's resignation from Thor takes effect Sept. 30, after which he will continue in a consulting role for one year. More

Dealer/GM track at RVDA convention explores sales team traits, hiring, accountability, finances
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Dealers and general managers can learn interviewing techniques for hiring better employees, how to maintain accountability throughout the dealership, planning for upcoming market changes and more during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Oct. 1-5 in Las Vegas. This year's theme is "The Road to Opportunity," and the dealer/GM education track has been carefully formulated to give dealership leaders new techniques and thought-provoking ideas to more efficiently and profitably operate their businesses. Register for the convention by Aug. 31 to receive the money-saving advance rate. More


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Livin' Lite makes Inc.'s list of fastest-growing businesses
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Several Indiana businesses appear on this year's list of the nation's fastest growing companies, including Wakarusa, IN-based Livin' Lite Recreational Vehicles. The Inc. 500 has been published every year since 1981 to rank America's fastest growing entrepreneurial businesses. With a median three-year growth rate of 1,436 percent, the 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. magazine, is the fastest-growing group in the list's 31-year history. The 2012 Inc. 500|5000, in aggregate, generated $299 billion in 2011 revenue and, during the past three years, has created 389,000 jobs. More

In 50 years, KOA has grown into the nation's king of camping
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In days mostly past, a camper would walk into the wilderness, pitch a canvas pup tent, and catch a string of trout for dinner. Today, some families pull into campgrounds in 40-foot custom RVs that can cost $1 million or more. These two camping experiences share, well, mostly a campfire. Kampgrounds of America, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, has survived by adapting and catering to ever-changing cultural trends. 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

Twice as many workshops mean twice as many reasons to attend this year's convention
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The 2012 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo boasts 50 percent more workshops than last year, and more than 40 percent of the speakers are new. There also are five specialized educational tracks — one more than last year. To find out what else is new, check out the convention matrix on the RVDA website. You also can register online. 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

Travel: Quick camping trips from the Mile High City
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As the summer nears its end, there's still time to get the camping gear, ready the RV, and take in free outdoor concerts, movies in the park, and food truck festivals. If you're in or near Denver, here are three places just a stone's throw away from the Mile High City that offer some of the best that the great outdoors has to offer. More

Buzz Eggleston: On the open road with a mission
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Channeling Lucy and Desi, the writer and his wife retired their 40-year-old nylon and canvas tent for a travel trailer and hit the open road. On their maiden RV trip, they learned some valuable first-timer lessons to share with others about making sure your trailer is road-ready. More

Author turns loss, RV adventure into book
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Judy and Jack Howard fell in love with the RV experience after buying their first motorhome and talked for years about the cross-country trip they would take someday. When Jack died after a two-year battle with cancer, Judy Howard used a solo coast-to-coast RV trip to help deal with her grief. Now, she's written a book, "Coast to Coast with a Cat and a Ghost," that recounts the healing effect of single-handedly piloting the Winnebago from Sun City, CA, to Cocoa Beach, FL. 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.


5 ways analytics can help grow your business
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How can you know if your company's website is working? If you're connecting with your customers? A noted writer and content marketer gives examples of how to use free Web analytics to help you understand exactly what's happening on your website. Learn how to better understand your keywords and how to find out which phrases are most effective in getting people to your site. You may find that users who come to your site after reading reviews about you on Yelp are more likely to convert, even though they view fewer pages. Or you may find that users are taking a different funnel through your site than you had anticipated. More

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Overcoming your fear of social media
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"We know we need a social media presence, but we're worried that people will post bad things about us." That's the essence of comments from companies that are hesitant to move into social media. Many organizations remain terrified of social channels, and their greatest fear is the potential for negative comments posted where everyone else can see them. But don't worry — most social media channels provide a means to block especially negative or damaging comments. And if you respond promptly and rationally, your comments actually may enhance your standing. More

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