Lippert Launches New Patio Kit Series for Toy Haulers
The 300 series patio rail system is an update to a structure Lippert designed several years ago
Lippert Components, Inc. yesterday introduced its new 3000 Series Patio Kits — available for use with RV Toy Haulers. The Patio Kit is an upgraded, up-to-date patio rail system that capitalizes on the original structure Lippert manufactured years earlier. Its construction gives end users more room for toys on the inside of the hauler by providing a low-profile stack up of the rail system when in the stowed position. This modernized version features a sleek, new design with a lightweight composition and optional upgrade capabilities to accommodate the various categories of toy 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, 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 designed the patio kit from the ground up with new tools and materials to bring a fresh product into the market. They made the new rails with lightweight aluminum along with fasteners that keep rust and corrosion out and prevent rust from weeping out of the steel tubes. The kit also features a Lippert-specific, structural extruded aluminum hinge system that allows the gates to swing freely along with spring loaded, pin-less locking foot brackets that keep rails upright and secure during loading and unloading.
The system also features an integrated mesh netting on the siderails. The mesh screens are in place as a safeguard for when the ramp is in patio mode.
“We were looking for that clean, no-exposed-fastener look,” continued McKinnon. “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.”
Lippert leaders wanted to offer a solid product, prime for further upgrades for an enhanced user experience. While the main framework remains the same, each individual option provides its own exclusive solution at every level.
- Base Model: Comes with mill finished aluminum and no gate. This provides a safe, protective rail system when the ramp is in patio mode.
- Custom Powder Option: This kit is custom powder coated. Colors can match the graphics and design on a specific coach. Add color to the rail system for a personalized look.
- Gate Add-On: This option provides a pass-through gate to the system. This enables convenient entry and exit to and from the patio. This option also allows for the addition of the Lippert Victory Step® for easy-on, easy-off ground access.