February '18

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rv-pro.com February 2018 • RV PRO • 33 ford says. "But actual implementation into your life, both personally and profession- ally, is key." It proves that the most important investment a company can make is in people – fulfilled people ambitious to be better at work, and become leaders, hence, why new employees are also given a copy of leadership guru John Maxwell's book Encouragement Changes Everything. 2017: The Year of 'Simplify' Torklift began as a one-bay shop by founder Jon Kay in 1976. Originally headquartered in Kent, Wash., Jon Kay saw an opportunity to deliver on what the outdoors promised without bogging RVers down with the technical difficulties of travel. Tiny innovations have an impact on the overall experience; and, overall, the product lines out of Torklift carry an over- whelming sense of safety. The supplier started with tie-downs and turnbuckles in the early days, and has subsequently expanded to produce the GlowStep Revolution RV steps and the StableLoad suspension stabilizer. The more recent Stow N' Go enables exterior step storage, keeping the inside of truck campers clean. Altering landing gear at the foot of the steps allows for side-to-side evenness on unleveled terrain. Success with customers can be seen in the letters the company has received from happy customers over the years. For example, the FastGun turnbuckle – which takes the hand-cranking out of tightening a truck camper with a lever action – was a life-changer for one person. About 15 years ago, an elderly woman had quit truck camping due to her arthritic pain from using a traditional turnbuckle. When she swapped that out for the FastGun, she continued camping for sev- eral more years. "We get to do this for people we don't even meet," says Candice Kay. "Just knowing that we're able to help is awesome. It keeps us innovative and inspired." Jack Kay explains how his visionary father Torklift's GlowStep Stow N' Go truck camper steps are specifically designed to be easily stowed and locked during transit. They are equipped with the All Terrain Landing Gear (pictured at right) that features adjustable feet to ensure solid placement on any type of terrain.

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