Dicor Corp. President Gregg Fore reported the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier had a successful National RV Trade Show, held Dec. 2-4 in Louisville, Ky.
“The Louisville Show remains a great and special place for dealers and manufacturers to see RV innovation from the inside out and get an idea of what the future of RVing can look like,” said Fore in a press release. “That’s what we showcased in our display: from an unmatched selection of roofing products to a family of motorized roller shades, to a corner sealing system and more.
“This year we found a lot of interest in our Vixen affiliate’s lightweight, load-bearing composite panels. This material can be used for such RV components as cargo trailer ramp doors, flooring, bulkheads and bunk decks. These panels are custom-made with fully synthetic materials that are impervious to water. Yet at the same time they provide an outstanding strength to weight ratio. These panels can be up to 50% lighter than wood. These are definitely some of the more dynamic building blocks of tomorrow’s RVs.”
Vixen’s other composite panels and FRP options also provide structural components that are lightweight, yet strong and durable. According to Fore, one of Vixen’s custom panels for a commercial building application received the highest (ASTM E84 Class A) fire retardant rating, which “opens up entirely new markets for us.”
“These product enhancements underscore the strength, vitality and purpose of the Louisville show: helping the industry as a whole be aware of some of the newest and best innovations available. I think anyone who came to our display, and to those of other key suppliers, can see that we’ve all embraced the goal of providing new components to build better RVs,” said Fore.
The company also touted its Corner Seal product, a heavy-duty material for sealing RV corner joints. It’s applied before the molding and provides a durable, flexible and watertight seal, virtually eliminating leaks.
Corner Seal is the latest sealing technology developed by Dicor’s Seal Design affiliate, which also produces the robotic Seal-Tite sealing system that enables manufacturers to quickly produce consistent, quality seals for windows and doors. “Leaks have always been a problem in our industry. Now we offering solutions that can help eliminate them,” said Fore.
“The elements are in place for the industry to develop fresh, distinctive products and solve some nagging problems,” said Fore. “The Louisville show is the most creative hub we have for helping that happen. It’s where you can present new products effectively, ask questions, compare technologies, and come up with new ideas for revitalizing product offerings and making better RVs,” said Fore.
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