Lippert Components entered into an exclusive agreement with the Thule Group providing Lippert the rights to sell and distribute the Thule box-style patio awning, awning accessories, RV bike carriers, roof lighting and security and portable storage products to the RV industry in the North American market.
LCI will display the Thule awning along with new Solera Awnings and accessories at the RV Industry Association National RV Trade Show at Booth 245 Tuesday through Thursday (Dec. 1-3) in Louisville, Ky.
“Thule is recognized around the world for bringing sophisticated products to outdoor enthusiasts, and we’re excited to offer their premium RV products to our customers,” Lippert CEO Jason Lippert said. “The compact Thule awning is a perfect supplement to our growing Solera Awning line. It can be mounted almost anywhere on an RV, making it ideal for use over toy hauler ramp doors and on Class A, B and C motorhomes.”
The sleek Thule awning enhances LCI’s growing line of Solera Awnings, according to the release. The box-style awning takes up less space on the RV sidewall because the awning arms fold up into the case and store out of sight when the awning is closed.
The Thule awning has a sleek profile, is easy to operate using a crank, and features the longest canopy extension of any toy hauler ramp door awning on the market at 6-foot-6.5-inches.
Available in multiple sizes for a broad range of applications, the Thule awning comes with optional vertical support arms for added stability.
Magnus Welander, Thule Group CEO and president, believes LCI’s broad customer base and its vision to enhance the RV camping experience makes LCI an ideal marketing partner for the Thule brand in the North American RV market.
“At Thule we have been dedicated for more than 70 years to providing excellent products for outdoor enthusiasts, and over the years have established a strong position within the European RV industry,” Welander said. “This cooperation with Lippert Components will allow us to efficiently offer our portfolio of RV products to the North American market. LCI has an extensive sales and service organization dedicated to RV manufacturers in the region, a fantastic lineup of products, including the rapidly growing Solera Awning line, and a dedicated aftermarket distribution and customer service center.”
Thule and LCI are also working to develop other manual and motorized lateral arm awning products to cover the full spectrum of RV awning applications. Manufacturers can email [email protected] and dealers can email [email protected] for more information about the Thule awning, awning accessories, RV bike carriers, roof lighting, security products and storage products.