Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that Tredit Tire & Wheel Co. Inc. will supply the RV industry with tires featuring the company’s Tire Linc Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
“To date, there have been many attempts with TPMS that were ‘borrowed’ from automotive, light truck and commercial applications, but Tire Linc TPMS was specifically engineered for RVs,” said Andrew Wuescher, vice president of sales for Tredit Tire and Wheel, in a press release. “Air pressure is critical to RV tire safety. Tires derive their carrying capacity directly from air pressure, and variations as little as 5 PSI can impact load capacity significantly. Using the information provided by Tire Linc can result in longer lasting tires, reduced warranty rates, and, we believe, an improved RV experience.”
LCI reported that StarCraft RV is the first RV OEM to feature Tredit tires with Tire Linc on five 2015 RV brands, including Launch Ultra Lite, Autumn Ridge and Travel Star travel trailers; and Travel Star and Solstice fifth-wheels. “Tire Linc is a wonderful safety feature and we believe it will give our customers peace of mind while traveling with family and friends,” said Brent Froman, vice president of sales at Starcraft RV, a division of Jayco Inc. “Not only does the Tire Linc system promote safety, it’s also very easy to use.”
Tire Linc is an electronic system designed specifically for RVs to monitor the air pressure and temperature inside the tires, reporting real-time tire pressure information to the driver via a gauge. The Tire Linc transmitter warns a driver if pressure or temperature fluctuates rapidly, indicating possibly dangerous tire conditions. Tire Linc can be synchronized before or after an OEM has installed tires, while other TPMS systems must be tracked and kept grouped with their respective tires during the production process.
LCI Vice President of RV Sales Andy Murray explained that safety is one of LCI’s top priorities. “Tire pressure monitoring systems became mandatory for the automotive industry in 2008, and we believe RV tire safety is just as important,” said Murray. “We’re excited to partner with Tredit Tire and pleased to see Starcraft leading the way in RV tire safety by implementing the Tire Linc TPMS.”
Contact LCI Chassis Product Manager Brian Hess at (574) 361-5185 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Tire Linc TPMS.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Tredit Tire & Wheel Co. Inc. have signed a one-year contract extension for the supply of Goodyear trailer tires to original equipment trailer manufacturers. According to a press release, the agreement is an extension of the supply contract originally signed in 2005 by the two companies.
Goodyear will continue to supply its Marathon ST tires, which range in size from 13-inch to 16-inch rim diameters. As a versatile, long-running tire, Goodyear Marathon tires are used on light- and medium-duty trailers, which include RV, cargo, horse, and boat trailers.
Most trailer tires are delivered to original OEMs as part of a tire-and-wheel assembly, relieving the trailer manufacturers of the burden of ordering tires, rims and valves, maintaining inventories, mounting and inflating. Tredit performs these functions and delivers completed assemblies on a just-in-time basis. Goodyear sells replacement tires for trailers through its nationwide retailer network.
Goodyear employs about 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around the world. For more information visit www.goodyear.com.
Tredit, based in Elkhart, Ind., supplies tires and wheels for recreational vehicles, cargo, utility, boat, horse and livestock trailers. For more information visit www.tredittire.com.