December '18

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rv-pro.com December 2018 • RV PRO • 47 says Kay, who grew up in the RV business working at his family's Torklift Central dealership location in Kent, Wash. Offering a product that can make the ride safer and more comfortable when towing a heavy load was exactly what Torklift had in mind when it debuted its StableLoad product for pickups in 2011, according to Kay. Different than any other enhanced suspension system, the American-made Torklift StableLoad is specifically designed to work collaboratively with – and subsequently enhance – the OEM leaf spring system, Kay says. "Truck manufacturers have invested millions of dollars in their factory suspension. We wanted to engineer an aftermarket product to specifically enhance the OEM suspension – not modify or permanently change the way it works," he says. As a result, "StableLoad is simply the only product on the market to accomplish this collaboration by unleashing the latent stabilizing energy already present in the truck's multi-million- dollar, factory-engineered rear leaf spring suspension system," he adds. "All other aftermarket suspension systems put an 'add-on' into the highly technical and finely tuned factory design, which inevitably leads to unbalanced negative side effects that often require additional suspension add-ons to counter such side effects." Essentially, a single application alleviates the use of multiple suspension products. Also, universal fitments can be transferred between various vehicles and the StableLoad suspension upgrade can be turned on and off in seconds, so customers can enjoy their factory suspension while using the vehicle for everyday driving. "The simple design is meant to pre-engage the vehicle's factory leaf spring suspension system. It works on all four original points of contact for maximum stability, rather than just two. Once the vehicle is loaded down and the StableLoad is engaged, body roll, side-to-side sway and sag are dramatically reduced. Handling and stopping distance improve as well," Kay says. Like all Torklift products, the StableLoad line is rigorously tested with computer simulations, followed by stringent prototype stress analysis at the company's product development center and later field tested in several different scenarios because "we must be able to live up to our lifetime warranty," says Kay, who notes that Torklift typically releases five to 10 new products annually, "all of which are patented, so that we stay ahead in innovation." Ultimately, Torklift believes the best way to market its prod- ucts is to allow dealers, sales representatives and retail customers to try it themselves. Installation is achieved in less than an hour, with live tech support standing by if there are ever any questions. "For the no-drill fitments of the StableLoad, you just have to bolt the product onto the leaf springs using factory holes. If Order your new A/C, Heat Pump seal today! -No Leak 1 Pc. Design -Weather Resistant EPDM Rubber -Adhesive Backed For Easy Installation ROOF TOP A/C, HEAT PUMP GASKET! Includes 2 leveling pads rv.steelerubber.com 800-230-6378 NEW!

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