‘Space-Age’ Cricket to Show at RV Open House

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August 11, 2014 by   Comments Off on ‘Space-Age’ Cricket to Show at RV Open House

Cricket pop-up trailer

Cricket popup trailer

Taxa Inc., a Houston-based manufacturer of the Cricket “popup trailer,” announced that it will be part of this year’s Elkhart County RV Open House in September. The ultra-lightweight trailer, able to be towed by the family car, has been featured on the Travel Channel and Outside Magazine.

Taxa will be introducing its new Cricket Sport edition as well as new Cricket floorplans during the Open House. The company will also debut the Firefly, its patent-pending “approach to the traditional truck camper.” Taxa’s Open House display will be located at the corner of CR 6 and CR 17 in Elkhart, directly across the street from the entrance to the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

The Cricket is distinguished by a look that is “considerably different than any other RV on the road today.” And that’s by design, a company spokesman said.

“It’s really cool. It’s very functional. It’s extremely lightweight. It’s an all-aluminum frame and there are no staples – it’s all welds and nuts and bolts,” he said. “But its design is something like you’ve never seen before. It’s quite the conversation piece. Sure, we are the far extreme in terms of design, but that’s good for business and good for dealers.”

The space-age look is the product of Garrett Finney, Taxa founder and the designer of Cricket trailers, who is a NASA engineer and design architect. His expertise at maximizing every amount of space when designing the International Space Station carried over to the Cricket.

“All dealers across the board look for something different to add to their lot to attract different buyers from different segments” the spokesperson said. “The Cricket is not a ‘me-too’ product.”

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