February '20

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rv-pro.com February 2020 • RV PRO • 79 withstand temperatures ranging from minus 55 degrees up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. "With a lot of companies, you get will one or the other," she says. "You either get a cold-weather cord, or a regular cord. We designed ours so that it's one and the same. That's what we try to do – make everything a little bit better." In the company's core segment, a promising product is an adhesive that can be applied under water. This is an advantage for OEMs building frames that are stored outside, because they don't have to wait for the frame to acclimate when they start production in the early morning hours, according to Rhinesmith. The company added adhesives and silicones to its product lineup in the early 1990s through a small acquisition. Richard Lavanture says his company didn't become a major player in the category until around 2000, when it partnered with Tremco, a producer of commercial sealants. LaVanture Products later added more suppliers and the category has grown into a significant busi- ness, he says. All of the products LaVanture sells can either be sold to OEMs or the aftermarket. And, nearly all of the products can be sold to any of the many industries – marine, cargo trailer, truck equip- ment, green houses and more – that the company serves. "Our product line is intentionally designed to not be RV-specific," Richard Lavanture says. "We want to be able to sell to anybody." LaVanture Products' Stacy Downer (left) and Lisa Rhinesmith are pictured next to a variety of electric fireplaces, which Rhinesmith says are some of the larger, more glamorous items that LaVanture distributes. Upgrade Your Models and Stand Out with the Versatile, Rock Solid Lagun Table Leg System Lagun RV Table Mount System 3040 Leversee Rd. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 243-9610 www.lagunusa.com • Swivel in use or out of the way to create more floor space and access overhead storage • Rugged anodized aluminum holds over 50 pounds • Takes larger table top sizes up to 30" x 40" • Eliminates holes in the floor and annoying wobbly tables • Locks into place quickly and easily with the hand locks • Additional mounts for quick table placement almost anywhere, even outside • Breaks down and stores on base of table • Easily adjustable for varied user heights and workplace environments Made of UV resistant neoprene with a rubber backing material 3 Colors available, Charcoal, Blue, and Tan to match your coach Nylon zipper has a 2 year warranty Pockets available for zip ties to secure it to your handle www.strombergcarlson.com RVP_STRO_2002A.indd 1 RVP_STRO_2002A.indd 1

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