Lippert Components to showcase never-before-seen features on its new “OneControl” show coach at RVIA
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) is set to unveil its latest technological advances at the 2016 Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) National RV Trade Show November 28-December 1 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. LCI’s “OneControl” coach will display the industry’s most advanced technologies, including Ground Control® TT, the first-ever one-touch leveling system for travel trailers, OneControl™, a mobile app that allows users the ability to control and monitor a nearly unlimited list of their RV’s accessories and operating systems, and the Smart Arm™, the latest innovation in LCI’s line of Solera Awnings. LCI invites all in attendance to come see these innovations at Booth No. 245 in the north Lobby. Representatives from LCI’s Sterling Heights, Michigan Electronics Division will be giving guided tours of the coach every 15 minutes, and will be giving away 7” digital tablets to the first 500 people that participate in the tours.
The centerpiece of the coach will be LCI’s OneControl App, controlling and monitoring everything on the coach including the HVAC system, lighting, slide-outs, awnings, bedlifts, leveling systems, generators, fireplaces and entertainment systems all from a smart phone. Adding to this exciting list of features, LCI will be debuting voice command recognition, security monitoring and cellular connectivity, a first for the industry.
“Our Electronics Division has worked diligently over the last eight months to build this one-of-a-kind RV of the future, and the annual RVIA show is the perfect place to unveil these new and exciting features,” commented Andy Murray, LCI’s VP of Sales. Continued Murray, “We feel that these ‘smart’ features will not only be requested by the next generation of RVers, but they will be required in order to satisfy our customers rapidly increasing expectations for a seamless, trouble free user experience.”
LCI will feature several innovative products alongside the OneControl app on this coach including Ground Control TT, the first ever automatic leveling system designed specifically for travel trailers. Often a long and difficult process, especially on a travel trailer, Ground Control TT eliminates the need for manual jacks, chocks and wedges. With the push of a button, Ground Control TT automatic electric trailer jack levels and stabilizes the travel trailer in a matter of minutes and features the all-new Smart Jack that includes a battery indicator and hitch height memory.
LCI will also debut the Solera Smart Arm 12V Power Awning. This awning features a control panel that is nested in the awning arm, so the awning can be extended and retracted without going inside the coach. It also features an IR sensor that will arm the awning’s security lights when it senses heat or motion as well as a wind sensor that will automatically retract the awning in case of inclement weather.
“We’re very proud of our electronics division and the technology that they’re helping put out in the RV marketplace today,” said Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components. “We’ve made a considerable investment into our research and development teams throughout the company, and these new products are examples of how that investment is paying off.”
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