May '21

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62 • RV PRO • May 2021 rv-pro.com Because the ramp has been on the market for a while, Enfield says much of the support MORryde provides to the OEMs is in marketing. "We'll partner with them in whatever manner they want," he says. "Our marketing department can provide items like custom literature, and we do videos. MORryde also attends shows and rallies where we're talking with consumers. A lot of it is helping the OEMs explain what it means to them and their customers. We're trying constantly answer that question for them." Of course, MORryde also does factory training to the level a manufacturer wants, both with the ramp doors and the patio rails. Enfield adds that the installation of the patio rails is quite easy. As for the PatioEX, a lot of that two years in development was coming up with a design for a product that could be set up intui- tively. Because it's an aftermarket product, Carroll notes that it isn't limited exclusively to toy haulers with the Zero-Gravity Ramp Door. "You can use is with somebody else's product, but you do need a patio rail kit," Carroll says. "That defines the boundaries. If you put up the screen room and have nothing to block it, you can't lean against the sides because it attaches with magnets. It wouldn't be strong enough to hold somebody safely." He adds that it's designed for an 8-foot garage, and subsequently won't work with smaller units. Will these products see changes as time goes on? Carroll says the rail kit has seen several evolutions since hitting the market in 2014. "That's when we redefined how to utilize the product by attaching it to the steel structure rather than the door itself," he says. "We're on our fifth or sixth generation with that. We're always looking at our own products and asking: 'How can we make them better?'" MORryde employee Jose Ruiz drills a rivnut into an extrusion for the slam latch. MORryde employee Carla Buttrum is shown removing completed STP parts at a workstation. (Right) Production Supervisor Todd Hesselbart reviews technical product specs on his computer screen.

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