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Lippert addresses reports of leaking RV axles

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(Feb. 17, 2017) -- Murray noted Lippert technicians have not witnessed the seals cracking, and that the company does not believe it to be a contributing factor to the problem. The appearance of grease on wheels may not necessarily be the result of broken axle seal, but rather residual grease remaining from the manufacturing process that should have been wiped clean. Read More »

Care Camps releases 2016 annual report

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(Feb. 17, 2017) -- "In 2016, we received requests from 129 camps for almost $2 million in operating and capital grands. Sadly, there is a gap between the amount requested and the amount we provided of $1.5 million -- an approximate 25 percent shortfall of the necessary funding," said Elliott. Read More »

Land protection plans spark disagreement in Utah

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(Feb. 17, 2017) -- Upset that Utah Governor Gary Herbert won't fully embrace the Outdoor Industry Association's objectives concerning protection of federal lands and the amassing of more federal property, the OIA is threatening to leave the state and take its annual Outdoor Retailer Show with it. Read More »

Lemonis to donate $1.5 million to Marquette

(Feb. 17, 2017) -- Lemonis, who stars on CNBC shows “The Profit” and “The Partner,” is the chairman and chief executive officer of Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Camping World. He previously donated $300,000 to the university in a giving challenge to raise a total of $1 million. This time, Marquette plans to raise a total of $3 million. Read More »

Layoffs, reduced hours at Winnebago Industries

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(Feb. 17, 2017) -- Winnebago Industries has made reductions at its recreational vehicle plant in Forest City, employees said. Two employees told the Globe Gazette Thursday afternoon they had been informed of layoffs and reduced hours at the plant. Read More »

Opinion: Businesses still drop the ball on video

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(Feb. 17, 2017) -- Let's keep producing videos because that's what people like to view. But, let's do it in a way that conveys information essential to educating RV buyers about the features and benefits of the units their investigating without leaving it to their imaginations to figure it out themselves. Read More »

Date set for 2017 RV Safety Conference

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(Feb. 16, 2017) -- “The RV Technical Education and Safety Conference has been called an RV academy, an RV school and a college for RVers, but the best description would be that it is a pure learning opportunity for any new or potentially new RV owner, any seasoned RV veteran, in fact, any RV enthusiast who desires to know more about everything RV," said Cannon. Read More »

RV app for buyers, dealers verifies towing combination

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(Feb. 16, 2017) — Dave Gray, the founder of Fifth Wheel Street, released the RV Tow Check 3.0 app for recreational vehicle (RV) owners, as well as RV and automotive dealers. This newest release includes two new user entry inputs for trailer weight ratings (TWR) and complies with the SAE J2807 guidelines. Read More »

Seattle RV Show a success


(Feb. 16, 2017) — As yet another positive sign the RV industry is experiencing unprecedented volume, growth and popularity, the Seattle RV Show, produced by the Manufactured Housing & RV Show Association reports record-breaking crowds, held Feb. 9-12, at the Century Link Field Event Center. Read More »

Immigration executive order causes anxiety in Indiana

(Feb. 16, 2017) -- In Indiana, Vice President Pence's hometown has one of the top concentrations of skilled immigrant workers in the country. In Columbus, Ind., manufacturers and residents depend on open borders to move both products and people, but continued uncertainty over the Trump administration's immigration policies is leading to some anxiety there. Read More »

US outdoor industry rallies around public lands

(Feb. 16, 2017) -- The controversy is the result of policies regarding the use of public lands, a subject near and dear to the outdoor recreation industry. America’s federal government has historically set aside a number of public lands for the enjoyment and recreation of the public, preserving them from commercial development. Read More »