Elkhart, Ind. – Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) officially launched its newest leveling system today, Ground Control® TT, the industry’s first ever one-touch automatic leveling system designed for travel trailers. Fifth wheels and motorhomes have offered one-touch automatic leveling for years, and now LCI has brought this technology to the much larger travel trailer market.
“Six years ago we launched our Level Up® automatic leveling system for fifth wheels,” says Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components. “There wasn’t a single fifth wheel brand that offered automatic leveling in 2009. Today, the majority of fifth wheel manufacturers offer it either as a standard feature or as an option. We feel that Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling will have a similar impact.” Continued Lippert, “Consumers today expect to push a button to set up camp and walk away rather than cranking manual jacks which takes a lot of physical effort, not to mention 30 to 45 minutes that they would rather spend enjoying their time camping.”
With a newly designed LED interface, Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling will level the trailer in under three minutes by simply pressing the Auto Level button. Once the automatic leveling sequence is set into motion, a set of front and rear jacks stabilize and level the trailer using LCI’s [patented] leveling technology. The system also features LCI’s newly designed Smart Jack™, a power tongue jack that works in harmony with the leveling system featuring an auto reconnect memory function that returns the hitch to the exact height at which the auto-level process was started, making re-hitching easy. The Smart Jack also features refreshed aesthetics, a battery level indicator, backlit controls and an auto-retract function. Click here to view a short informational video on the Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling system.
Andy Murray, VP of RV Sales for LCI, says Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling has generated more excitement from customers than any product shown by LCI in the last five years. “We have been demonstrating Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling for our OEM customers over the last three months at our new product showroom in Elkhart,” said Murray. “The feedback has been amazing. We fully expect Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling to change the industry, providing travel trailer owners one of the same luxuries that fifth wheel owners have enjoyed for years,” continued Murray.
Several travel trailer brands have committed to Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling for the 2016 Elkhart County Open House in September. LCI will begin production of the system late this spring and an aftermarket kit should be available late 2016. For more information, contact your LCI sales representative.
From over 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout the United States and in Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), a subsidiary of LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII), supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading original equipment manufacturers of the leisure and mobile transportation industries, 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. LCI also supplies 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 chassis 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; furniture and mattresses; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; televisions and sound systems; navigation systems; backup cameras; appliances; and other accessories. Additional information about Lippert Components and its products can be found at LippertComponents.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514
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