Lippert is introducing its “fresh” 3000 Series Patio Kits to the RV toy hauler industry.
The patio kit is presented as an upgraded patio rail system that enhances the original structure Lippert manufactured years earlier. The product was made to give end users more toy room on the inside of the hauler by providing a low-profile, rail system stack-up in a stowed position.
The company stated its modernized version features an “edgy” design, with lightweight composition and optional upgrade capabilities to accommodate various haulers.
“We recognized the need for an upgraded patio rail system a few years ago, and we were determined to develop a system that would meet and exceed customers’ needs and expectations,” said Scott McKinnon, the company’s lamination and awning product manager. “Lippert engineers, manufacturers, production members, and more worked collaboratively to develop a new system that would positively establish itself as a superior choice in the rail system industry.”
Lippert stated the kits are constructed with a company-specific, structural extruded aluminum hinge system that allows the gates to swing freely. In addition, the patio kits are spring loaded with pin-less locking foot brackets that keep rails upright and secure during loading and unloading.
Keeping respective toy hauler categories in mind, Lippert stated its leaders wanted to offer a product with the option to be upgraded. Although the main framework remains the same, individual options provide exclusive solutions at every level:
- Base Model: Comes with mill finished aluminum and no gate – providing a safe, protective rail system when the ramp is in patio mode.
- Custom Powder Option: This kit can be custom powder coated with colors that match the graphics and design on a specific coach. The color can be added to the rail system, giving the unit a personized look.
- Gate Add-On: This option allows a pass-through gate to be added to the system which enables convenient entry and exit to and from the patio. Additionally, the Lippert Victory Step can also be added for easy-on, easy-off ground access.
“We were looking for that clean, no-exposed-fastener look,” McKinnon said. “We applied our awning manufacturing experience and knowledge and added an awning-style cord rail to the mesh screens. This basically eliminated all the unsightly fasteners, giving the 3000 Series Patio Kit a tight, clean overall appearance.”