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Lippert Components donates smart home tech to disabled U.S. veteran, RVer

May 25, 2018
Robert & DelRhea Brent
Robert & Del'Rhea Brent

Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), a leading supplier of premium components for the leisure and mobile transportation industries, recently installed OneControl® smart home technology in the Brent family’s travel trailer. RVers Robert and Del’Rhea Brent worked with LCI’s Customer Service team to equip the family’s travel trailer with OneControl’s automated systems for leveling, lighting, slide-outs, awnings, and HVAC systems.

Robert joined the U.S. Army in 2009, where he was training for a future career in law enforcement, when he became injured during a combat training exercise. The injury left him with mobility issues that endure to this day. Robert is now happily married to his wife Del’Rhea and the couple has two children and two dogs. The family will now be living, traveling, and working from their OneControl-equipped travel trailer RV.

“For me, OneControl is useful because I’m a tech guy. I always have gadgets in my house, voice-control, lights, all of that. The OneControl system was really the only one I could find on the market for RVs and it does more than I was even looking to do.” said Robert Brent. “Being disabled and not being able to get in and out, the auto hitch height memory feature of the leveling system is definitely going to be beneficial. Just push a button and its ready to go.”

The Brent’s were not strangers to smart home technology before having OneControl installed in their unit. At their Maryland home, the family had wired the house with Amazon’s voice-controlled Alexa, adding the convenience of phone and voice-control operations. After purchasing their travel trailer, they knew they wanted technology to help control their unit.

“The whole purpose of having a camper and being able to travel and take the kids is to enjoy life and enjoy what we have to offer in our country. Not having any added stress is just going to make it better.” commented Del’Rhea Brent.

Watch the Brent family story here.

For more information on LCI’s smart tech for RVs, visit

About LCI Industries ®

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

Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514