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VIAIR Air Compressors

“RVS” Tire Inflators Launched at RVX Show
On the first day of the RV Industry Association’s show, RVX: The RV Experience, VIAIR revealed these RV-specific tire inflators to RV dealers across the country. they showcased the new line of RVS compressors at their booth within the RVX show.
Which RV Tire Inflator is Right for me?
See our diagram below for a quick reference chart to help you decide which tire inflator is right for your application! 

Maintaining proper tire pressure increases your RV’s gas mileage, steering ability, and can prolong the life of your RV tires. With a VIAIR portable tire inflator you will avoid wasting time searching for a gas station and reduce the risk of being stuck on the side of the road.

RVX Reveal

The Reveal, at RVX trade only event in Salt Lake City  was a completely re-imagined opening session.  Here the RV industry unveiled the best of the best chosen by a consumer-focused panel of judges in these nine categories and it's winner:

- Outdoor Adventurer - SylvanSport VAST
- Family Friendly - Jayco Eagle HT 264 BHOK

- Van Life - ModVans CV1 Camper Van

- City Escape - Leisure Travel Van's 2020 Unity Rear Lounge

- Destination Camping - Forest River Riverstone Luxury 39 RBFL
- Sustainability - Winnebago All Electric / Zero-Emission
- Luxury Living - Newmar 2020 SuperStar Super C

- On The Horizon - Airstream Classic Smart RV
- Team Tailgate - Heartland Cyclone Ultimate Tailgate RV

Dometic at RVX

On day one of the RVX: RV Experience trade only show in Salt Lake City, Dometic invited everyone with a media pass to a wonderful brunch (featuring shrimp cocktails and more!).  They are a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Food & Beverage, Climate, Power & Control, Hygiene & Sanitation and Safety & Security.

Here is a link to our video as we walked through their display

Some of the standout items were their new slide out kitchen that is currently being offered in Australia only, but will be on the market in the USA soon.  The display was full of a sampling of their extensive line

    Slide Out Kitchen - Arriving in the USA very soon! Also built in updated Microwaves

Each of the vendors at the RVX were challenged to create a "what will the future bring" display.  Dometic had touchscreens that you would select a potential new item, review it and then grade it for future production.  

At the end of our video, we reviewed the concept of re-introducing a incinerator toilet, that others had seen in use before in cabins and vehicles.  Dometic has a new spin on this concept that could make boondocking easier and help extend your off grid experiences.

Rudy Likes It

While attending the RVX: RV Experience trade only event in Salt Lake City, Rudy Ruettiger (made famous from his experiences with the University of Notre Dame Football team that was captured in the movie "Rudy") was one of the speakers.  I loved the movie and wanted to hear him speak. 
 Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!
While we waited he approached me and wanted to look at my camera, so I pressed record.  

 Rudy Likes It

I'll have the video of his talk up ASAP, but what a guy!  

Here is a link to his talk at the RVX: RV Experience event.

Campground of the Future

I had the opportunity to experience Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA) “The Campground of the Future,” and speak with their first female CEO, Toby O’Rourke at the RVX: The RV Experience Trade Only Event in Salt Lake City .  Here's a link to the interview:

Just named in the CEO role on March 5th, O’Rourke has played a key role in the brand’s incredible growth since she came on board in 2011. In fact, KOA’s occupancy and registration revenues have trended upward across the board for the eighth year in a row, while last year’s NACR data showed 6 million new camper households in America added since 2014.

The Campground of the Future concept is a series of interactive animated illustrations that immerse viewers into a campground in the near 2030. This includes expanded technology offerings, sustainably constructed sites and facilitated, and campgrounds engulfed within nature in desert, ocean, mountain, urban and forest settings. Forecasting is based on KOA’s 55+ years in leading the outdoor hospitality industry, expertise in campground innovation and design, and understanding of camper preferences and trends through the North American Camping Report (NACR), the company’s annual research initiative, which was conceptualized under O’Rourkey’s leadership.
 Follow this link to experience the future of campgrounds

RVX: The RV Experience

We will be attending the new RVX Trade Only Event in Salt Lake City March 12-14th 2019.  Get excited to see tons of reviews of new products and trends in the RV and Outdoor industry.  We will post them to our YouTube Channel. #RVX 

 Dometic Website
One of our first stops with be at the Dometic's booth to review their latest products.  

Here is Dometic's launch video of their  PLB40 lithium iron phosphate battery  Click HereLooking forward to a hands on demo of this!

The Dometic PLB40 (Portable Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery 40 Ah) is the solution for a weekend of untethered power.

About Dometic
Dometic is a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Food & Beverage, Climate, Power & Control, Hygiene & Sanitation and Safety & Security. Dometic operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing products for use in recreational vehicles, trucks and premium cars, pleasure and workboats, and for a variety of other uses. Our motivation is to create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. We operate 28 manufacturing/assembly sites in eleven countries and sell our products in approximately 100 countries. We have a global distribution and dealer network in place to serve the aftermarket. Dometic employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide, had net sales of more than SEK 18.0 billion (USD 2.0 billion) in 2018 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.