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Flex Air® Pin Box by Lippert Components™ provides smooth, enhanced fifth-wheel RV ride

September 23, 2014

Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) introduces its new Flex Air® Pin Box, which combines LCI’s time-tested Trailair® Air Ride technology with its Rota-Flex® pivoting head to significantly reduce fore to aft movement and vertical tug-of-war between a fifth-wheel RV and tow vehicle, providing the user a more comfortable ride.

“RV owners know that towing can be an exhausting experience. Fifth-wheel RVs can really take a lot of abuse from bumpy roads,” said LCI Chassis Product Manager Brian Hess. “The Flex Air Pin Box unifies two of the best pin box technologies to provide users with an impressively smooth ride, helping to prevent costly damage that can be caused by road shock and vibrations.”

The Flex Air Pin Box was featured in RV Pro for its ability to provide a smooth, enhanced fifth-wheel RV ride. The Flex Air Pin Box utilizes an air bag as a buffer between the tow vehicle and fifth-wheel RV to absorb road shock and vibrations. Its integrated oil shock absorber handles rebound action, dampening kickback and controlling chucking. The Flex Air Pin Box also features a pivoting head in its lower jaw that controls the vertical tug-of-war between the tow vehicle and fifth-wheel RV, and its rubberized compound provides an additional buffer to help protect the fifth-wheel RV from jarring motion.

“Air ride suspension has been standard on most tractor trailers for years and we want fifth-wheel RV owners to enjoy the same benefits,” Hess added.  “Most upgrade pin boxes for fifth-wheel RVs only absorb road shock and reduce chucking, but the Flex Air Pin Box does more, also reducing vibrations and controlling vertical push and pull.”

The Flex Air Pin Box will be available on OEM brands, through Aftermarket channels and online. Contact LCI Chassis Product Manager Brian Hess at 574-361-5185 or bhess@lci1.com for more information.

About LCI Industries®

From over 70 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers. LCI's products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; appliances; televisions, sound systems, navigation systems, and backup cameras; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at www.lci1.com.

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