Lippert Components issued patent for best-selling SolidStep™
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) was issued a U.S. patent for their innovative product, the SolidStep. The SolidStep is an RV or trailer entrance step that stores inside the entry door frame instead of underneath the chassis. The SolidStep also extends all the way to the ground, making it the most stable step on the market today.
“Hats off to our development team who have been working hard the past several years to raise the bar on steps for the industry! The launch of the Alumi-Tread entry step a couple years ago was a huge success, and now we’re seeing even more excitement over the SolidStep. When the adoption rate of a product moves as fast as the SolidStep, we know that we have developed something that is on target with what the market was looking for!” stated Andy Murray, LCI’s VP of Sales for RV Products.
The SolidStep’s extendable feet give the product the “no bounce” quality that consumers have asked for. Most competing steps within the RV industry are designed to hang above the ground, without actually touching the ground, making the step more likely to wobble or sway as the RVer enters or exits their coach. Additionally, the SolidStep features a 400-pound capacity and is available in triple and quadruple step configurations.
Due to customer response, LCI just recently released a lift-assist version of the SolidStep that makes the step virtually weightless when it is released to the ground because of a heavy-duty gas strut system that takes the weight off of the step.
LCI’s Aftermarket Division has also seen an uptick in SolidStep sales. LCI just recently launched a dealer program, offering a free SolidStep point-of-purchase display with a qualifying purchase. This great sales piece gives the SolidStep presence on the sales floor without taking up a great deal of space.
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