The engineering team at ASA Electronics has worked alongside engineers from MORryde, Dexter Axle Co. and Keystone RV Co. to introduce the LoadSafe on-board weighing system to life.
According to a press release, the development has been in the works at Keystone for four years and is making its debut on the Keystone Fuzion 427 triple-axle toy hauler at this week’s RVX: The RV Experience.
The concept Fuzion is outfitted with Dexter axles and a MORryde hitch that were designed in collaboration with ASA Electronics and Keystone to integrate weight sensing technology that can communicate with the iN∙Command Control Systems app.
“iN-Command has opened the doors for us to collaborate with other suppliers in a way we never could before,” said Jim Hess, ASA vice president, RV division. “We’re always looking for opportunities to work with companies that share our goal of providing a better finished product and better user experience. LoadSafe certainly achieves that goal on all fronts from the OEM level to, eventually, the end consumer. We are very proud to have been a part of it.”
The sensors measure the weight distribution of the toy hauler in real-time while loading and deliver instant, easy-to-read feedback on the RV owner’s smart device. The two zones of measurement, the trailer axles and the hitch pin, will turn from green to red if the weight in that zone exceeds the recommended weight limit.
“When considering a fifth-wheel purchase, some customers can be nervous about towing 17,000 pounds confidently. Right now, weighing your loaded RV prior to each trip is a lengthy, multi-step process. We saw opportunity to make that process easier and more convenient,” said Mark Bullock, SVP of engineering at Keystone.
The ultimate goal is to make this industry-first technology a standard safety feature, like back-up cameras or anti-lock brakes.