Heartland’s Elkridge the first towable to feature Lippert Component’s EuroLoft™ bed lift system
Elkhart, Ind. – Capitalizing on the unused airspace above the jackknife sofa in the rear slide-out of the all new fifth-wheel floor plan, Heartland’s Elkridge introduces the smooth-gliding, suspended EuroLoft™ bed lift system, manufactured at Lippert Components’ Project 2000 division in Florence, Italy. In the stored position, the extra bunk is tucked out of the way against the ceiling, but when deployed, the EuroLoft offers another comfortable sleeping space for RV owners. The EuroLoft’s quick and quiet action takes only five seconds to drop into position and is immediately ready to use.
“The EuroLoft bunk option adds an all new element to the Elkridge, allowing one more family member to sleep comfortably with minimal effort,” says Joel Eberlein, Senior GM of the Elkridge product line at Heartland. “We’re excited to be the first towable platform to offer this product, which until now has been used exclusively by motorized RV manufacturers.”
“The EuroLoft bed lift has been an attractive feature in the motorized market for years and has had a remarkably smooth launch into the U.S. market after nearly a decade in Europe and other parts of the world,” says Marty McManus, Sales Director and Product Manager for the Italian bed lift system. “It’s a logical progression to move the EuroLoft into the towable arena now that customers have become familiar with the product.”
See the EuroLoft in action at Heartland’s space inside the Thor display located at the RV/MH Hall of Fame at this year’s Elkhart RV Open House, held the week of September, 19 2016.
From over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, LCI, supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting primarily 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; towing products; truck accessories; electronic components; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at LCI1.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514