In addition to a record-setting crowd of more than 70,000, a sold-out 850-site rally and the most ever units on display at about 1,600, the recent Florida RV SuperShow featured more than 450 vendor booths featuring parks, campgrounds, aftermarket accessories and a variety of other retailers.
One exhibitor that was particularly busy was MORryde as the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier debuted two new products, the Step Up motorized fifth-wheel entry step and the Sweet Mattress Deck Slide, a motorized system that slides a mattress out from a wall to make it easer to make the bed
Jack Enfield, MORryde’s sales and marketing manager, said the Step Up “literally folds up in and of itself, so at the push of a button you can extend or retract the steps. And they’re just more stable. The first step up from the ground is a little bit lower and, again, it’s just a very well-engineered high-quality step.”
The Step Up is currently available as an option on some DRV Luxury Suite units and is available for aftermarket installation for about $1,500 (MSRP).
The Sweet Mattress Deck Slide has developed a DIY kit for the aftermarket for about $350, although OEM’s such as Red Bay, Ala.-based Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. and Thor Motor Coach, a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc., also are using the product.
Enfield said the Sweet Mattress Deck Slide is the result of fulfilling a customer’s request, adding that there is also a version that raises the head of the bed.
“MORryde was approached by an RVer and one of his complaints was making the bed every day. He and his wife would each have to get on one side and move the mattress out. So he designed this and came to us and asked us to clean up the engineering and market it,” Enfield explained. “Literally at the push of a button that mattress will slide out, you can then make the bed and push the button so it slides back in.”