Dometic, a supplier of RV comfort and convenience products, recently rolled out a free mobile app that provides a simulator program to help consumers visualize their RVs with various Dometic patio awnings.
Theresa Brown, aftermarkets product manager, said the new Dometic Awnings app is a boon to the visually-oriented who need a boost beyond standard sales-display samples.
“It’s not very effective to expect someone to look at a fabric swatch and just picture it super-sized and hanging from their RV,” she said. “That makes for a frustrating shopping experience.”
With the Dometic app in hand, users can select one of 18 colors of vinyl or acrylic fabric awnings from the menu and view it full-sized on a photo of a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer in an outdoor setting. From there, the user can tap through to the Dometic website’s awning page for more product information or to find a dealer or service center.
“A patio awning is a significant purchase that shouldn’t be made sight-unseen, and now you won’t have to,” Brown said. “Our app kind of lets your RV ‘try it on’ first, which gives you more confidence in your investment and prevents surprises or problems at pickup because the awning doesn’t look how you thought it would.”
The app has been in development for about a year, she said, and is the first of its kind among RV suppliers.
“With mobile apps being more and more popular, we thought this was a natural next step,” she said. “We’ll continue adding to and updating this and other such customer conveniences. It’s all part of the innovation mindset and practices Dometic has employed for the last 90-plus years.”
The Dometic Awnings mobile app for Apple and Android devices is available for free download in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.