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rv-pro.com April 2019 • RV PRO • 55 YOU'VE GOT A LOT RIDING ON YOUR SUSPENSION 800-753-0050 • REYCOGRANNING.COM/COMFORTMASTER Manufacturing in the USA for over 90 Years Whether you're a first-time or repeat buyer of a Class A motorhome, rely on Reyco Granning's full line of air ride and IFS suspensions for enhanced safety and maneuverability through changing road conditions. get a bolt in – but it matters even more to that end-user. We really think that's what sets us apart from the competition," he adds. "They don't care that much – they just want to pass within tolerance of the quality spec so they get paid. "We have to deal not only with the dealer, but the end-user, and so we take care of all of them. That's why we can offer a life- time warranty on the product." Adapting to Changing Times Besides making the Equal-i-zer better, Progress has made sure to offer hitches for practically every RV customer. In the 1990s, when Anderson joined the company, most trailers weighed 10,000 pounds or less; today, weights have increased, so the Equal-i-zer has followed suit. "When toy haulers came out, that's when we moved up to that 14,000-pound capacity hitch to handle that toy hauler market," he says. After the Great Recession, when lighter and smaller trailers debuted, the Equal-i-zer became available in a 4,000-pound capacity model. "It's really quite a small hitch, but it's still very effective at not only the weight distribution, but also the sway control, which is very important when you're towing with a small tow vehicle. It becomes even more critical," Anderson says. The company's latest innovation is the 16K hitch, and with its 1,600-pound tongue weight rating, it should prove just the ticket for heavier towables, according to Anderson. "Our product will not only keep that trailer hooked on – it will provide the weight distribution and sway control benefits to go with it. That's really one of the differences in us: We know towing," he says. "We've been doing this a long time and we know what we're doing. "We truly understand the forces involved with weight distribu- tion and sway," he adds. "We understand the long-term forces that a trailer puts on a product and so we design, I daresay, a heavier and stronger product than you'll find from other manufacturers." And that's a sticking point for Anderson. "The scary thing for us – and as an industry, I think we need to be more aware of this – is that new owner who buys an infe- rior quality product and then they get on the road and they don't realize there's something better," he says. "They just have a horrible experience. Their family who is in the vehicle never wants to go out in their travel trailer again, so they sell it. "And let's face it, as a whole industry, we're all fighting for the

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