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Thule awnings gaining traction in North American RV market

November 08, 2016

Elkhart, Ind. — Originally introduced to the North American RV market in 2015, Thule Group awnings are seeing increased activity with U.S. RV manufacturers. Through an exclusive sales and distribution partnership with Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), the Thule Crown, a wall-mounted manual awning, was recently displayed at the 2016 Elkhart RV Open House and was met with enthusiasm among RV OEMs.

“After its appearance at the Elkhart RV Open House, we’ve seen an increase in activity with smaller, lightweight RV models. We’ve had a steady amount of interest with Thule’s product line from the beginning of the partnership, and it’s exciting to see the continued growth and expansion of the line. The product line is a refreshing alternative for OEMs and RVers,” commented Scott McKinnon, LCI’s OEM Awning Product Manager.

Thule, a Swedish manufacturer of outdoor recreational products, is recognized around the world for bringing sophisticated products to outdoor enthusiasts. The introduction of Thule awnings into the North American RV market offers RVers a sleek design with a broad range of applications. Available in multiple sizes, the Thule Crown features optional, easy-to-deploy vertical support arms for added stability.

Thule products available to the North American market via LCI include the Thule Crown, a wall-mounted awning featuring an eight inch projection and quick release aluminum support legs. Thule’s contemporary awning design matches modern RV designs and features an improved integration on vehicle sides. This lightweight yet sturdy awning is available in seven different lengths from 6.2 feet to 14.8 feet with a maximum projection of 8.2 feet.

Additionally, LCI and Thule plan to continue the line’s expansion and will add full length, side wall and conventional awnings to the Thule portfolio of products offered through LCI.

For more information, contact Scott McKinnon at smkinnon@lci1.com

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