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84 • RV PRO • July 2020 rv-pro.com RV A F T E R M A R K E T N ew motorhome owners looking for the best-built, most durable line of dinghy towing equipment on the market might assume such a product is being manufactured in Detroit, or Chicago, or any one of a half-dozen other cities asso- ciated with large-scale manufacturing. Iola, Kansas, located in the sparsely populated southeastern corner of the Sunflower State, would probably not make anyone's list. And yet, Iola, population 5,700, located about 98 miles south of the state capital of Topeka, is where NSA RV Products builds its tow bars and supplemental braking systems. The company has manufactured its auxiliary braking systems since its founding 24 years ago and tow bars since the year 2000. Owner Tod Westervelt concedes his company is not the biggest manufacturer of dinghy towing equipment, but he touts his product as offering a number of advantages over competing models. He adds that his business strives to be the nimblest supplier, with a strong emphasis on customer service. "We are just a small company, playing in a big field, with big competitors," he says. "It's a lot fiercer competition than people would anticipate. We do the best we can to let people understand what we've got. We manufacture the best-quality product we can and put it out there." NSA RV Products' bread and butter is the production of pre- mium aluminum and steel tow bars. Customers have the option to pair those tow bars with the NSA's Ready Brake supplemental brakes for a complete, integrated towing system. The Kansas-based manufacturer of tow bars and supplemental brake systems touts its products as being best in class and with being able to easily integrate for a complete dinghy towing solution. By John McCurry NSA RV Products NSA RV Products Proudly Made in the U.S.A. Proudly Made in the U.S.A. PHOTOS BY 2448 PRODUCTIONS NSA RV Products uses forged aluminum in its lightweight, durable tow bars. Below: NSA RV proudly displays its tow bars from the past 20 years at its headquarters in Iola, Kan.

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