Do it yourselfers, gadget lovers and anybody looking to upgrade their RV won’t want to miss this year’s “Ask The Technician” exhibit at the 2015 Seattle RV Show. At the exhibit you will find a fully accessorized travel trailer and tow vehicle equipped with the latest toys and upgrades. A seasoned RV service professional will be on hand to answer any and all your questions concerning general RV service, jacks, awnings, antennas and other installed accessories. Daily information talks from factory suppliers too! Let’s take a look at some of the featured products at this year’s “Ask The Technician” exhibit:
Key-less Entry Lock and Keypad
There’s nothing more frustrating than being locked out of your RV. When you finally arrive at your campground and want to hike or kayak, you don’t want the worry of keeping expensive keys safe and dry. At the same time, it’s important that your RV is completely secure while you’re out adventuring. An RV lock with keypad offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to open and close your RV with a numerical code, remote key fob, or traditional key.
Voyager 7″ LCD Observation Monitor
The leading-edge features of this monitor ensures users will be on the cusp of an ever-changing technological market. With the quad-view capabilities, drivers will have the advantage of monitoring several different views of the vehicle’s surroundings simultaneously. The unit also has DC triggers which activate specific cameras when a 12V trigger, such as the reverse gear, is initiated. The units capacitive touch panel allows the operator to zoom to full screen from a 4-camera view just by touching any one of the four pictures. The unit’s non-volatile memory saves the user’s picture and volume adjustment settings. Other high-end features of this monitor include an energy efficient white LED illumination with backlit controls, integrated audio speaker, and day/night brightness modes.
Exterior Entertainment Center
Are you looking for an outdoor entertainment center for your RV? MOR/ryde, the leaders in RV suspension products, has developed a line of flat screen TV mounts for RV applications. MOR/ryde recognized that RV’s require their own specially designed TV mounts that took into account the space and mounting area available in the RV. Their TV mount line includes many brackets with swivel, tilt, and extension options for a wide range of TV sizes. The “Ask The Technician” exhibit will feature MOR/Rydes fully assembled, slim profile exterior entertainment center complete with exterior door and frame to keep your system clean and dry regardless of the terrain or weather you encounter on your RV Travels.
Bilstein Motorhome Shocks
Motorhomes are a great form of travel and recreation. But are they a joy to drive? Wallowing, top heavy, boat like, all phrases that have been used to describe the ride and handling of a motorhome. But not with Bilstein. Instead words like precise, confident, controlled and safe are what is said about a Bilstein equipped coach. With Bilstein, you won’t find a generic “heavy duty” shock with ultra stiff valving and terrible ride characteristics, but rather a shock designed for your specific motorhome application providing you with a safe and compliant ride. Bilstein RV Shocks come with Bilstein’s Comfitrac® Working Piston. The Comfitrac® piston instantly reacts to sudden, high frequency road harshness, like dropping a wheel into a pothole, to deliver superior comfort and stability.
SMI Brake System for Towed Vehicles
No more boxes! That is the cry of SMI customers. Their Stay-IN-Play DUO answers the cry. Duo’s small operating unit is installed under the hood so you never know it is there. No messy components scattered in the towed vehicle to complicate things; just a small operating module to control the towed vehicle brakes with no physical connection to the motorhome. DUO combines the power of air pressure and the gentleness of vacuum to give you the fastest most powerful self contained supplemental brake ever. Duo uses the power and speed of air pressure to activate your towed vehicle brake pedal while creating vacuum for the power brake system. These two features combine to create the only progressive and proportionate vacuum assisted system with total control. Duo requires BOTH deceleration AND coach brake lights to apply the towed vehicle brakes. By combining two separate signals the need for complicated electronics is eliminated, which provides you a more reliable long lasting system. In addition, DUO is the pioneer in user friendly operation; “Just Turn it on…and Tow.” This simple technology was first introduced in 2003. Tried and true, DUO does not have to be taken in and out for normal operation of the towed vehicle. Unhook the car and drive off, that’s all. No box, no wires, in fact, no physical connection to the motorhome at all.
This awning offers convenience of a power awning, with the affordability of a manual awning. The Dometic 9100 Power Awning brings the convenience of a motor-driven RV awning to the masses. With the simple press of the wall-mounted switch, the durable 9100 opens and retracts with ease. Featuring stylish and rugged vinyl fabric, the Dometic 9100 is the perfect RV power awning, offering you extra living space and an additional “room” for your enjoyment.
Roadmaster Tow Bar
The Sterling All-Terrain tow bar was designed, tested and manufactured to the highest standards. The tow bar weighs just 35 pounds, yet pulls up to three tons. A unique eggshell design distributes pressure throughout the tow bar, making the Sterling All-Terrain the world’s strongest aluminum tow bar with steel and stainless steel at every critical point to further ensure superior strength and structural integrity. It is easy to connect, and its stainless steel inner arms telescope, center and automatically lock as you pull away. Once you’ve reached your destination, a unique storage lock secures the unit in its stored position.
The Sterling All-Terrain comes complete with safety cables and power cord. Both are routed through a center channel for added safety, convenience and a clean, uncluttered appearance. Beyond its many performance features, the Sterling All-Terrain is aesthetically pleasing — its powder-coated finish and sleek design complement your coach and your car.
Roadmaster Tow Bars Easy To Mount For Do It Yourselfers
Tow bar mounting brackets are installed on your vehicle’s frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. Roadmaster manufactures more than a thousand vehicle-specific tow bar mounting brackets, in a variety of styles. I’m not a mechanic — can I put the bracket on myself? Roadmaster tow bar mounting brackets are designed for the easiest installation possible; however, mechanical skills are required. Many ‘shade tree mechanics’ can install their own brackets in a few hours.
LED Lights From Starlights
Starlights, Inc’s mission is to provide the highest quality LED & 12 volt lighting products at the best price. Starlights, Inc. was formed in 2005 for one primary purpose- to increase the comfort and safety of fellow RVers through their 12 volt motion lighting products. Since then, they have expanded into multiple lighting products, as well as the LED lighting industry. Starlights, Inc. is also very serious about quality control. Each of their products are extensively tested before sent to the marketplace and all of their products offer at least a 1 year warranty.
Xantrex Automatic Generator Start
Xantrex’ Automatic Generator Start (AGS) is a display panel and a control module system that provides automatic activation for your generator. It can be configured so that any combination of low battery voltage or air conditioner activation starts the auxiliary generator. After running for two hours, the system will automatically stop the generator. The AGS has a user-friendly interface that displays important system information for setting and monitoring generator start and stop-times. Light Emitting Diode (LEDs) display status, Quiet Time and the time zone settings, allowing you to set desired start and stop times. The systems works with most popular generator brands.
Zamp Solar Battery App
An innovative FIRST of its kind technology in deep cycle battery management systems. Designed to be used on deep cycle battery(s) used in RVs and marine uses. Easy to install on any deep cycle battery or battery bank to provide real time battery information for proper battery management and monitoring. Using a simple app designed for Apple or Android smartphones communicating wirelessly via Bluetooth providing critical battery data.
Slow-Rise Roller Shades
Irvine Shade & Door’s innovative and smooth-operating Slow-RiseTM Roller Shade has taken the RV industry by storm. These shades have revolutionized the industry and are available in a variety of beautiful colors and configurations. Their low-RiseTM Day/Nite Roller Shades offer state-of-the-industry performance, featuring hydraulic speed reduction for smooth operation and automatic stopping points. 5% Day Solar Screen allows you to see out, but others can’t see in. Accessible color-coded knobs allow adjustment of speed and upper-limit stopping points.
Dirt Devil Vacuum System With Retractable Hose
Take cleaning convenience to the next level in your RV with the Vroom Retract Vac (RV) – a retractable hose system powered by the Dirt Devil® CV1500 central vacuum system. Vroom RV is the first RV vacuum accessory to eliminate hose storage! A 35′ hose is stored conveniently in the flexible tubing system. There when you need it, hidden when you don’t! Access strong vacuum power whenever you need it with Vroom RV. It saves valuable space and makes cleaning your RV from front to back a breeze. Messes happen fast and Vroom cleans them quickly. What It Replaces: Vroom RV eliminates visible wall mounted vacs, VacPans, space-hogging portable vacs, brooms, dustmops, hand-held vacs and more. How it Works: Vroom RV is powered by your Dirt Devil® CV 1500 central vacuum. Pull Out. Vacuum. Retract. Vroom RV is quick and easy to use, takes up very little space and is always there when you need it. When you’re finished cleaning, it stays out of sight.
Distributors from many well known industry names will be presenting daily seminars at the “Ask The Technician” Exhibit. A list of presenters and the times they are scheduled to appear is shown below. Topics will be posted on the show website once they are known.