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Dicor’s New Slider Steps Fit Low-Profile Chassis
Posted By RVBusiness On December 2, 2011 @ 1:01 pm In Breaking News | No Comments
Dicor Products has introduced a new series of compact single slider steps for smaller, lower-to-the-ground motorhomes.
According to a press release, the steps feature motorized models and more compact footprints than other RV steps. The slider steps extend on a straight plane from under the floor and are a barely noticeable part of the sleek, aerodynamic profile of today’s motorhomes.
“It’s a simple, elegant solution for the evolving designs of motorhome manufacturers looking to do more with less bulk and weight,” said Dwayne Nickel, director of marketing for Elkhart, Ind.-based Dicor Corp., parent to Dicor Products. “The very compact dimensions of this ‘hidden step’ provide manufacturers with excellent installation flexibility without a bulky, step-box look. The slide-out steps complement other innovations and add to the appeal of current motorhome design.”
Dicor Products is offering the 17-inch 1085 step series in different dimensions that are applicable on Mercedes-Sprinter and GM-Chevrolet chassis.
The motorized steps also come with optional LED lights embedded in the steps’ non-slip rubber safety grips for nighttime safety. The electric steps are powered by the coach’s 12-volt battery.
The steps themselves are anodized aluminum surrounded by a galvanized steel box casing. The motorized steps can stay in an open mode for campsite convenience and automatically retract with engine ignition. The gear-motor on ball bearings provides smooth, reliable operation, with a gear-motor protection system in case of an excessive load or stress. There is a manual emergency release if power fails, and the motorized steps also have a sensor for an open step warning light inside the coach.
Two other new offerings include a 10751 Series motorized 25-inch wide drop-down single step with the embedded LED lights option, and a 12474 Series manual 19-inch wide drop-down single step, which weighs 13 pounds.
“We’re happy to have the new single slide-out step series as part of our growing list of products,” said Nickel. “All these products add up to a great new motorhome experience.”
For more information about this and other offerings from Dicor Products, visit www.dicorproducts.com.
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