August '19

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42 • RV PRO • August 2019 rv-pro.com O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T W hen it comes time to pur- chase a new RV, the unit's tires and wheels likely aren't a top-of-mind consideration for many customers – even though they play an important role when it comes to the RV's carrying capacity and safety. Perhaps surprisingly – given his role as the vice president of sales and marketing for Tredit Tire & Wheel, a leading OE supplier and distributor of tires and wheels to the RV market – Andy Wuescher is fine with that. "The only reason people ever talk about the tires on an RV is when they have a problem," he explains. "So, our goal is to stay a quiet company that nobody notices because our products do exactly what everybody expects them to do." Said another way, Tredit's philosophy is to design, produce and distribute world-class tires and wheels and let the products speak for themselves. It's a strategy that seems to be working, as Wuescher says the company is mounting in excess of 3 million tires and wheels a year and Tredit's products are a mainstay for manufacturers of towable RVs. "We are a big company that nobody has ever heard of – but if you are driving down a highway you see our stuff every- where," he says, rattling off a partial list customers that includes Airstream, Dutchmen, Heartland, Keystone, Jayco, Forest River and Winnebago. "If they are Tredit Keeps RV Industry Rolling On The OE tire and wheel supplier and distributor has a commanding presence in the RV market thanks to its strategic partnership with Goodyear, its many product offerings and its nationwide presence. By Bradley Worrell ALL PHOTOS BY STEVE TOEPP/ MIDWEST PHOTOGRAPHICS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Tredit's warehouse in Elkhart is stocked full of pallets of new tires. The company says it mounts in excess of 3 million tires and wheels each year.

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