May '21

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rv-pro.com May 2021 • RV PRO • 61 off-the-ground seating. Although ideal for a nice, sunny day, the product development team soon turned its thoughts to days that are rainy, or chilly, or buggy. Some people tried to solve the problem utilizing a traditional tent with poles and ropes that proved difficult and time-consuming to set up and take down. MORryde's team knew to be successful it had to be a product that was easy to assemble. Carroll says the solution to that problem hinged on research that turned up a Port Glasgow, Scotland-based company, Vango Group Ltd. Vango manufactures inflatable tents and awnings utilizing its AirBeam technology. "The CEO of Vango actually flew to the States to tour the factories here in Elkhart because they don't have large toy haulers in Europe," Carroll says. "Our focus was on simplicity because we knew the success of our patio kits was that they are easy to set up and take down and added to the quality of the RV experience." Even so, it took a little more than two years to develop what became the PatioEX, ironing out questions about how the aftermarket product would be inflated and attached to the rail system and how it could be conveniently stored in a duffle bag. "You can set it up in about 10 minutes," Carroll explains. "It's got a screen window and privacy curtains. The kids can put down an air mattress and sleep out there. It's tent camping off the ground in a three-season environment that's expanded the livable space on the toy hauler." Making A Better Experience Today, the Zero-Gravity Ramp Door and Park 'n Play Patio Rail Kit are found on toy haulers from some of the industry's top manufacturers, as well as coaches and motorized toy haulers. Carroll says OEMs that utilize the ramp door include Alliance RV, Forest River, Key- stone RV, Dutchmen, DRV, KZ RV, Heartland RV and the Thor Outlaw. He says that most of the toy hauler manufacturers utilize MORryde's ramp door. "And, when you move into the premium Zero-Gravity door, we have the lion's share of the market," adds Enfield. " When you move into the premium Zero-Gravity door, we have the lion's share of the market." – Jack Enfield, MORryde sales and marketing manager MORryde employee Victor Veloz installs a bulb seal on nearly complete ramp door. StrombergCarlson.com Electric Tongue Jack n 4500 lb capacity n Ball screw mechanism n 18" travel n 9.5" - 32" height range n 3 separate LED lights n 2-1/4" heavy wall outer tube n Backed by a limited two-year warranty JET-4500 BALL SCREW TECHNOLOGY THE STRONG, SILENT TYPE NEW

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