Mobile Outfitters Introduces All American Hitch

The Mobile Outfitters, the aftermarket division of Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), has released the All American Hitch, a smoother and virtually maintenance-free, fifth-wheel hitch for towing RVs and cargo trailers.

Designed with air cells that absorb the energy transfer between the tow vehicle and the trailer, the All American Hitch provides a quieter ride with less vibration than traditional fifth-wheel hitch systems, according to a news release.

The revolutionary new hitch comes ready to attach to standard mounting rails, and can also be adapted to most under-bed, square gooseneck attachment systems, as well as the Ford Puck system.

The All American Hitch has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 22,000 pounds. With a height adjustment range from 12.5 to 17.5 inches, the All American Hitch can be mounted in either the center position of the truck bed rails or three inches to the rear, providing a tighter turning radius. The fully articulating head isolates the tow vehicle from trailer movement to aid in hooking and unhooking at various angles.

“The All American Hitch is designed to be the smoothest, quietest and most flexible fifth-wheel hitch ever produced in our industry,” said Sonny Dismuke, Mobile Outfitters product development manager.

“It is incredibly durable and literally requires no maintenance because it needs no lubrication.”

“This new hitch system is another example of how The Mobile Outfitters is continually introducing products that enhance the mobile lifestyle,” said Mobile Outfitters General Manager Steve Paul.

The Mobile Outfitters All American Hitch

“We’re also proud of the fact that the All American Hitch is built with parts that are 100 percent manufactured and assembled in America.”

Benefits of the All American Hitch include:

  • Air cell technology diminishes energy transmission between the tow vehicle and trailer for a smoother ride
  • The system’s five air cells can easily be inserted or removed, allowing users to adjust the ride to make it softer or firmer, depending on what is being towed or the expected terrain (this allows the All American Hitch to work with a range of fifth wheel sizes and weights)
  • Gold zinc plating will not chip like powder-coated paint
  • The side-to-side pivot has an adjustable tension feature to control movement when traveling unloaded (rubber bumpers keep the fore and aft head movements quiet as well)
  • The skid plate is clad with Whisper Disk technology for ultra-quiet maneuvering and is made with permanently lubricated Never Fail bearing material that is guaranteed

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The Mobile Outfitters

The key objective of The Mobile Outfitters is to create products they would want on their own RVs.

Address: 52941 Glenview Drive, Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Phone: (574) 312-6654

Website: themobileoutfitters.com

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI)

The Mobile Outfitters All American Hitch

Established in 1956, Lippert Components, Inc. is a tier 2 supplier serving the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle, and cargo/horse trailer industries.

LCI is an industry leader in a multitude of products including chassis, fabricated steel parts, entry doors, axles, leveling and stabilization equipment, suspension enhancement products, and accessories that enhance the RV lifestyle. LCI has grown to become a multi-state, multi-facility organization, with a reputation as being both an industry leader and an innovator in production and sales trends.

Today, as a division of Drew Industries Incorporated, LCI works with sister businesses to serve the manufactured housing and RV industries nation-wide.

Phone: (574) 535-1125

Website: lci1.com

Worth Pondering…

To re-create yourself anew in every moment in the grandest version of the greatest vision ever you had about Who You Really Are. That is the purpose in becoming human, and that is the purpose of all of life.

— Neale Donald Walsch, in Conversations with God

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LCI Solera Offers Leak-Free Slide-Out Sleeve & Slide Topper

Lippert Components, Inc., reports positive interest in its new RV aftermarket slide-out sealing systems known as the Solera Slide-Out Sleeve and Solera Slide Topper.

RV dealers who have tested the products are finding that the Solera Slide-Out Sleeve and Slide Topper are virtually maintenance free cures for leaky slide-outs, and they are easy to install, said Andy Murray, LCI vice president of sales.

“The best part about these products is that they can be added as an option at any time to any RV on the market today,” Murray explained.

“We encourage dealers to ask their OEMs to add it to the list of options available on their product lines. We believe that their customers will thank them.”

“Most RV manufacturers only cover adjustments and sealants on slide-outs for the first 30 to 90 days of ownership. The Solera Slide-Out Sleeve and Slide Topper continually protect the roof and sealant on the slide-out box from the sun, water and winter conditions,” added Murray.

The Solera Slide-Out Sleeve attaches to both the slide room and the outside wall of the RV, creating a complete seal around the entire slide room. Dust, smoke, leaves, bugs, and debris are blocked by the sleeve against entering the interior of the RV-even when the slide room is retracted back into the RV.

The Solera Slide-Out Sleeve from Lippert Components insures dust, smoke, leaves, bugs, and debris are blocked by the sleeve against entering the interior of the RV even when the slide room is retracted back into the RV.

Murray said the Solera Slide-Out Sleeve has also been praised by customers for its ease of use and superiority to other solutions. More and more dealers are choosing the Solera Slide-Out Sleeve as an installation option, and are asking OEMs to install Solera Slide-Out Sleeves on their product lines, he noted.

Murray explained why the Solera Slide Topper is also gaining popularity, “We feel the Solera Slide Topper is a great fit for those looking to save costs over conventional slide awnings, save on weight, and have a more streamlined and updated look when the slide room is in the travel position.”

The Solera Slide-Out Sleeve or Slide Topper offers these features:

  • No mechanical parts to break
  • Velcro strapping eliminates wind issues found with awning toppers
  • Slide-out Sleeve helps prevent leaves, dust, bugs, and debris from entering the slide-out
  • Water no longer pools on top of the slide-out
  • No springs to bend or break
  • Velcro strapping installs easily
  • A cost effective alternative to awning toppers
  • Ice slides right off
  • Clean, fresh look

“Today more than ever, OEMs are upgrading the exterior appearance of their units with items such as full paint, upgraded graphics or automotive style frameless windows,” said Murray.

“The Solera Slide-Out Sleeve and Slide Topper are just such quality upgrades. It also is one of those rare cases where you can achieve an upgraded look for your RV while reducing cost and weight and improving performance.”

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Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI)

Established in 1956, Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) is a tier 2 supplier serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, and cargo/horse trailer industries.

LCI is an industry leader in a multitude of products including chassis, fabricated steel parts, entry doors, axles, leveling and stabilization equipment, suspension enhancement products, and accessories that enhance the RV lifestyle.

LCI has grown to become a multi-state, multi-facility organization, with a reputation as being both an industry leader and an innovator in production and sales trends.

LCI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drew Industries Inc.

Phone: (574) 535-1125

Website: lippertcomponents.com

Worth Pondering…

Strive for perfection in everything you do.
Take the best that exists and make it better.
When it does not exist, design it.

—Sir Henry Royce

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Lippert Introduces Tire Linc for RV Safety

Goshen, Indiana-based Lippert Components, Inc. announces it has enhanced conventional automotive tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) with the new Tire Linc for recreational vehicle safety.

Tire Linc is re-engineered specifically for informing RVers on their tire status.

Tire failure and blowouts can result in serious accidents and is a major expense for RVers today. Lippert Components’ new Tire Linc monitors tire pressure and temperature to inform the tow vehicle driver with critical information that an event may occur, according to a news release.

“The Tire Linc system was designed especially for the RV and the mobile lifestyle,” explains Vice President of RV Sales for Lippert Components, Andy Murray. “As a tire fails due to puncture, de-lamination, or improper psi, friction increases which results in an increase in temperature. Tire Linc is designed to alert the driver of these critical changes in temperature and pressure as they occur.”

Lippert Components, dedicated to improving the mobile lifestyle, engineered the new Tire Linc TPMS to monitor both the tire psi and temperature of up to ten individual tires on both the RV and tow vehicle.

Tire Linc is easy to program and includes a wireless monitoring receiver with remote valve-stem sending units that are easy to install.

The new Lippert Components Tire Linc TPMS incorporates an internal valve stem transmitter on the tires of both the tow vehicle and the RV, enabling the driver to monitor both tow vehicle and RV at the same time. The new Tire Linc system is also perfect for use on motorhomes and busses of any size.

The Tire Linc TPMS features include:

  • Tire Linc Pressure and Temperature Monitoring: The monitoring system includes a wireless display that is easily programmable and expandable to ten tires on both the trailer and the tow vehicle. An alarm system alerts the driver of pre-set dangerous temperature and psi levels.
  • Easy to Install Wireless System: The wireless system is easy to install and program for both OEMs and aftermarket users. Unlike automotive systems, Tire Linc is designed to easily reconfigure and reassign tire position after tire rotation.
  • High Capacity Batteries Independent of the Vehicle: High capacity batteries increase the Tire Linc longevity. Higher wireless transmission speeds reduce battery consumption for longer life.
  • Improved Radio Frequency (RF): A custom designed RF repeater has a robust frequency to improve monitoring while decreasing RF power requirements.

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Lippert Components Inc. (LCI)

Established in 1956, Lippert Components, Inc. is a tier 2 supplier serving the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle, and cargo/horse trailer industries.

LCI is an industry leader in a multitude of products including chassis, fabricated steel parts, entry doors, axles, leveling and stabilization equipment, suspension enhancement products, and accessories that enhance the RV lifestyle.

LCI has grown to become a multi-state, multi-facility organization, with a reputation as being both an industry leader and an innovator in production and sales trends.

Today, as a division of Drew Industries Incorporated, LCI works with sister businesses to serve the manufactured housing and RV industries nation-wide.

Address: 2703 College Ave., Goshen, Indiana, 46528

Phone: (574) 535-1125

Website: lci1.com

Worth Pondering…

Speed was high

Weather was hot

Tires were thin

X marks the spot

BURMA SHAVE

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