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16 January 2020
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Lippert's new Smart Room 2.0 slide-out system wins a European Innovation Award 2020

Lippert Components’ new Smart Room 2.0 slide-out system has won the European Innovation Award 2020 in the Vehicle Equipment category, judged by a jury of independent journalists from 18 European magazines specialized in the RV sector.

Designed and engineered specifically for the European caravan market, the latest generation Smart Room 2.0 is available in two versions. The premium version features an independent engine for every single corner, while the entry level version uses a single engine to control the two corners simultaneously, thanks to a system of shafts and gears. Both versions feature a new concept ECU designed and manufactured entirely by Lippert Components in Italy.

The new design has a double seal that offers extraordinary water tightness plus a second gasket also acts as an additional leaf, sand or powder barrier. The mechanism is now completely hidden to improve the design of the slide-out. In favor of aesthetics, but also of aerodynamics, the perfect alignment of the closed Smart Room with the wall of the vehicle: no protrusion or recess is noticeable and the wall has a flush look.

“We are proud to have won this important award. Our Smart Room 2.0 allows to reduce the size of the vehicle and therefore its weight, offering added interior living space only when it is needed. The new version is developed and manufactured in Italy and it is designed for European vehicles” – says Michele Checcucci, CEO of LCI, RV Europe.

“When the layout is developed at the origin already foreseeing our slide out system, the vehicle can be shorter and have more than two square meters of extra space, but with less weight per square meter”.

Now in its tenth year, the award was presented at the CMT in Stuttgart, the second-largest caravan show in Europe.

LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, LCI, has over 85 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe. It supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing.

LCI’s products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; branded towing products; truck accessories, electronic components; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at: www.lippertcomponents.eu