Aura Systems Inc., El Segundo, Calif., believes it had a successful National RV Trade Show in Louisville earlier this month marketing its AuraGen Mobile Power Systems, which it believes can provide an “all electric recreational vehicle with a residential feel.”
Aura Systems recently received the UL and CSA approvals for its AuraGen system which were required before it could expand into the motorhome business, said Neal Meehan, chairman and CEO.
The AuraGen is installed in the RV’s engine compartment and is driven by the motorhome’s engine, Meehan said. It provides 8,000 watts of AC power while the engine is running, whether the motorhome is moving or parked. It provides 4,000 watts of AC power when the engine is off.
The AuraGen can either complement or completely replace existing RV power sources such as gensets, Meehan believes.
“The AuraGen’s ability to provide both the substantial total AC power for ‘residential’ appliances and the ‘clean’ AC power demanded by today’s consumer electronics offers a compelling advantage over existing solutions such as gensets,” Meehan added.
Aura Systems executives met with representatives of Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood Enterprises, National RV Holdings’ Country Coach subsidiary and diesel pusher chassis supplier Spartan Motors during the recent Louisville show, Aura Systems reports.
Scott Brady, an industry consultant working with Spartan, has driven a diesel pusher Class A motorhome built on a Spartan chassis for more than 75,000 miles to test the AuraGen system and, according to Aura Systems, he said, “The AuraGen is definitely the wave of the future. The convenience and transparency associated with using electrical features when the AuraGen is added to the coach is something all RV users will desire.”
“After our positive meetings at the RVIA show, it’s our hope to gain substantial market share with OEMs over the next 12 to 18 months,” said Jacob Mail, Aura Systems’ COO. “In addition, we expect to get increasing penetration in both the RV aftermarket and vehicle retrofit market as our promotional programs take hold.”