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Bloomberg: Monopolies are getting worse

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(Feb. 15, 2017) -- This doesn’t mean literal monopoly, like when one utility company provides all the power in a city. It refers to market concentration in general -- when an industry goes from having 20 players to having only 10, or when the four biggest companies in an industry start taking a bigger and bigger share of sales, Bloomberg explained. Read More »

Highland Ridge recalls 148 RVs for axle alignment

Product recall

(Feb. 15, 2017) -- Highland Ridge RV is recalling 148 2016-2017 Open Range fifth wheel vehicles because the axle hangers on the affected vehicles may puncture the riser tube wall, allowing the axle to shift and become misaligned, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. Read More »

Jayco recalls 93 units to fix break away switch

Product recall

(Feb. 15, 2017) -- In the affected vehicles, the break away switch may not be properly wired. If the breakaway switch does not function correctly due to improper wiring and the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle during transit, the fifth wheel brakes will not automatically apply, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA warned. Read More »

Torklift founder Jon Kay passes at age 76

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(Feb. 14, 2017) -- He regularly worked side-by-side with his employees, underneath a truck installing parts and troubleshooting issues. Even in his later years he actively worked at Torklift inventing new products, working with employees and working on robotic and machinery ideas. Read More »

RV heating systems course to begin in February

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(Feb. 14, 2017) — The RV Heating Systems Course begins Feb. 27 and runs through March 26. The online program, which is run by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association, allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. Read More »

96 students complete MBA Rental School

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(Feb. 14, 2017) -- "It was fantastic! We had 96 students – 118 people total -- and even welcomed students from Romania, England and Canada. We had someone bring a Chinese interpreter," Alanko explained. Read More »

Fifth Wheel Street launches new towing app

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(Feb. 14, 2017) -- Dave Gray, founder of Fifth Wheel Street, today released the RV Tow Check 3.0 app for 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 »

RVIA, ORIR ask Congress to confirm Zinke

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(Feb. 14, 2017) -- “We urge a speedy confirmation by the Senate so we can focus on expanding outdoor recreation jobs and providing high-quality experiences on our public lands for all Americans," said Hugelmeyer. Read More »

Spartan Motors launches cargo van, fleet upfit facility

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(Feb. 14, 2017) — Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, a business unit of Spartan Motors, which also encompasses the Utilimaster brand, announced the official launch of Spartan Upfit Services—a modernized fleet upfit assembly operation opening in a new 146,000 square-foot facility, located in Kansas City, dedicated exclusively to providing tailored upfits of cargo vans and other fleet vehicles. Read More »