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StrapTek® from Lippert Components® simplifies weight distribution hitch systems for travel trailer RVs and cargo trailers

August 13, 2013

ELKHART, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) introduces StrapTek®, an innovative new weight distribution product that employs a ratchet winch and heavy-duty polyester straps instead of traditional chains and snap-up brackets. StrapTek allows users to safely and easily adjust weight distribution spring bars on travel trailer RVs and cargo trailers with a standard socket wrench.

“Like other RVers out there, hooking up my weight distribution system made me anxious,” said Product Developer Dave Gramlin. “I was tired of dealing with noisy, cumbersome and potentially dangerous chain systems that sometimes left me with bruises.”

Traditional chain systems can require raising and lowering the tow vehicle with a jack over and over to get the right tension. StrapTek adjusts by simply tightening or loosening the straps using a standard socket wrench, saving time and energy.

“StrapTek is a safe alternative that also provides superior sway control,” added Gramlin.

StrapTek integrates easily with most weight distribution hitch systems on the market and is available in a fully integrated OEM version as well as a “universal-fit” aftermarket kit. In addition to the towing benefits and easy hookup StrapTek provides to the end user, the OEM version provides manufacturers another unique benefit.

“Because of the fully integrated OEM design, manufacturers no longer need to leave open space on the draw bars to accommodate aftermarket bracket systems,” said LCI Vice President of Sales Andy Murray. “This gives OEMs more freedom on placement of LP tanks, battery trays, spare tires, etc. We believe this is a significant benefit and know our customers will find innovative ways to take advantage of this added flexibility.”

About Lippert

With over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Lippert™ is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets. Lippert also serves a broad array of aftermarket segments, supplying best-in-class products designed to enhance recreational pursuits, both on the road and on the water. From powerful towing technology and automated RV leveling systems, to boating furniture and one-of-a-kind shade solutions — Lippert combines strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled Customer Service, award-winning Innovation, and premium Products to every industry and person we serve.

Lippert
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514
Email: marcom@lci1.com