SEMA Show Offering Slate of Networking Events

October 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

With 140,000-plus industry professionals expected for the Nov. 3-6 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, organizers have scheduled a number of networking events. “Today’s technology makes it easy for people to do business with e-mail and the cloud,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events. “But connecting on a personal level is important to building a strong and successful business relationship. There are so many networking... Read more

Crude Tumbles; Points to Low Gas Prices in Fall

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up US drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year. The Associated Press reported that the price of US crude dropped 7.7 % Monday (July 6) and fell another 3.6% Tuesday morning to close at $50.64 a barrel and is now down 15% from the high for the year set on June 10. Gasoline prices in the US will likely slide somewhat from a national average of $2.77 over the next few weeks. Experts then expect... Read more

Xantrex Freedom SW2000: 2K Watts of Power

February 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Freedom SW 2000 inverter/charger by Xantrex features pure sine wave output and power factor corrected multi-stage charging to meet power needs of today’s sensitive and sophisticated electronics. It provides 2,000 watts of continuous sine wave power to operate commonly used AC-powered electronics such as plasma television sets, microwaves, entertainment systems, computers, printers, power tools, mini refrigerators and much more. It is designed for a variety of mobile applications, including... Read more

Shure’s TC3 System: A Place for Everything

February 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Anyone who’s ever turned a wrench knows how important a large, clean and segmented work space is. Shure Manufacturing Corp. understands the needs of the service technician — or well-equipped do-it-yourselfer — and the company’s TC3 System integrates all the essential space and tools needed to maximize efficiency and productivity. The system incorporates both stationary and wall-mount units to allow for multiple configurations, depending upon space requirements, and are available in single-... Read more

LaVanture Products Adds Gas Springs to Lineup

February 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Elkhart, Ind.-based LaVanture Products Co. may be better known as a distributor of sealants, trims, seals, foam tapes and extruded plastic products for the RV industry, but the company has also branched out into such areas as mounting clamps and industrial hardware. It’s latest venture is a marketing relationship with a world leader in the production of high-quality gas springs from Turkey. As part of this relationship, LaVanture has released a new 12-page catalog containing product information... Read more

Thetford Corp.: Multi-Purpose Stain Remover

February 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just as RVers update their older rigs to make them look like new, Thetford Corp. is doing just the same with one of its best-selling cleaners. The company’s Mildew Stain Remover is now renamed Multi-Purpose Stain Remover, better highlighting how it can easily eliminate many different stains. This cleaner still features the same DfE-recognized formula with an added oxygenating power. Color-safe on all fabrics and materials, it’s perfect to use on awnings, rubber moldings, canvas, vinyl... Read more

MaxxAir Fan/Mate: Redesigned Louver/Screen

February 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Proper ventilation is always important on an RV, but it’s needed even more when the weather is less than ideal. Allowing ceiling fans to run despite rainy weather, MaxxAir Vent Corp.’s improved Fan/Mate models 850 and 950 rain covers completely enclose a roof fan or roof vent. They provide fresh air while also offering excellent rain protection for the rig’s interior. Designed for use with high-powered ceiling fans, the new Fan/Mate models offer a vent area 20% larger than the previous version... Read more

White Night Lighting System: Lights the Way

February 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hooking up a trailer or tow vehicle is fairly easy during daylight hours — but at night, the lack of light can become a bit aggravating. Cruiser Stainless Accessories’ White Night Rear Lighting System incorporates paired 55-watt halogen lamps mounted in a high-impact black plastic case produce 130,000 candlepower of light to project an 80-foot-side spread of light behind and to the rear sides of any vehicle when in reverse gear; a toggle switch on the unit also allows for manual operation. The... Read more

Contoure Microwave: Bakes, Browns and Grills

January 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Now there’s a compact microwave convection oven for boat and RV owners that can bake, brown and grill. Revolutionizing onboard cooking, the space-saving and stylish CMC11040B Microwave Convection Oven Combination with Grill from Contoure International delivers three appliances in one, according to a news release. Providing all the convenience of a microwave, the innovative, black unit also offers enhanced browning, baking and crisping. Emitting radiant heat, it gives food that hot-off-the-grill... Read more

Aqua-Hot: 375-LP Provides Warm Air/Hot Water

January 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Aqua-Hot Heating Systems has introduced its Aqua-Hot 375-LP. Running on propane, the self-contained unit provides quiet, even cabin heat and continuous, on-demand hot water, according to a news release. Unlike noisy, forced-air systems, the advanced Aqua-Hot 375-LP delivers uniform interior heat by circulating hot water through subtle heat exchangers. Three separate thermostatic heating zones and two circulation loops ensure consistent warmth throughout the cabin. Heating water only as needed,... Read more

Now Offering A Security Alarm ‐ Lippert Forges Ahead In The Entry Door Market

January 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

GOSHEN, IN, December 9, 2009 – It has been just over a year since Lippert Components, Inc. released the company’s first entrance door to the recreational vehicle (RV) market. Lippert is now building an average of 3,000 doors per week and providing the product to both the RV and cargo trailer markets. “The entry door line continues to offer many new features and quality improvements that make our product unique, “said Brian Donat, director of marketing and product innovation. According to... Read more

Hopkins nVISION Tire Pressure Monitoring System for RVers

November 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the biggest dangers a motorist faces is a tire blowout — and it’s magnified whenever you’re towing another vehicle or a trailer. Since many tire failures are caused by low air pressure, knowing beforehand when a tire is losing air can eliminate this potential catastrophe. At the very least, it can save a driver money because under-inflated tires wear prematurely. The nVISION tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) from Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. is the first TPMS made specifically for... Read more

Xantrex to Showcase New Products at Louisville

November 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Camping in the wild in this day and age usually means getting away from resorts, campgrounds — and, unfortunately, shore power. There’s a lot to be said for communing with nature, until your AC generator breaks the silence. With Xantrex Technology’s Freedom SW 3000 Sine-Wave Inverter/Charger or its PROwatt SW Sine-Wave Inverter, you can enjoy all the comforts you’ve brought to nature’s doorstep without compromising the peace and tranquility. The Freedom SW 3000 offers RVers premium sine-wave... Read more

Lexington Corporation creates Sleeper Sofa with Style and Function

August 28, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

The experienced designers at Lexington Corporation blend form and function, along with style and comfort, to produce a quality sleeper sofa. The new sofa, with a superior sleeping experience, provides many desired features suitable for installation in a recreational vehicle. Beyond the quality, custom design, this state-of-the-art sofa includes valuable storage under the sofa, weight savings of over 50 pounds when compared to traditional sleeper sofas and an adjustable comfort controlled air mattress... Read more

Parker Energy Systems’ New Fuel Polishing Module

August 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Condensation builds up daily in a diesel fuel system when not in use, possibly leading to fuel contamination through bacteria growth. Parker Energy Systems’ new, patent-pending FPM-050 Fuel Polishing Module is designed to remove emulsified water from the system and combat the accumulation of water in diesel fuel, preventing corrosion and maximizing the effectiveness of filters. Enabling fuel maintenance during engine downtime and off-season storage, the FPM-050 is a fuel recirculation system... Read more

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