Happijac Company, Hellwig Products, Rieco-Titan Products, Roadmaster, SuperSprings International, and Torklift International reveal six all-new RV products for 2016. Vote for your favorite.
Two weeks ago, we challenged the leading-edge gear manufacturers in the truck camper industry to reveal what they’re developing for 2016. We were absolutely shocked when they responded with detailed preliminary information on what’s cooking in their workshops, laptops, and laboratories for next year.
Make no mistake folks, this is a very rare sneak peek into the future of truck camper gear. We can hardly believe they gave us access to this information, much less allowed us to reveal it.
At the time of publishing, there was no official photography or final specifications available for these products as they are still deep in research and development. The purpose of this article is announce these exciting new products, and to gauge consumer interest. At the end of the article there’s a short survey where you can vote for your favorite new product.
Over the past decade, women have emerged as an increasingly important part of the truck camper marketplace. Truck Camper Magazine’s own 2015 annual readership survey revealed that 12% of our readership are women. While this is still a relatively small part of our readership, female readership and interest in truck campers has been growing steadily and shows no signs of slowing down.
To attract this increasing market opportunity, Happijac will be debuting its most popular turnbuckle system in hot pink for 2016. Happijac Pink-Buckles will be otherwise identical to the standard stainless steel Happijac turnbuckle system, but will feature a hot pink powder coat on the turnbuckle barrel. An optional set of hot pink Happijac Quik-Loads will also be made available with a stainless steel body and reinforced half-inch solid steel round hook.
Happijac also revealed that they are considering other hot pink products including hot pink powder coated camper jacks. A set of Happijac 4800 series jacks has already been powder coated in hot pink, installed on a truck camper, and is on tour for testing with LA-based techno band Hot Pink Ferrari.
For more information about Happijac Company, visit happijac.com.
Hellwig Hair Wigs
Behind the scenes, TCM collaborates with interested truck camper manufacturers and gear companies to provide product and marketing consulting. During our consultations with Hellwig Products in 2014 it was revealed – much to our surprise – that an inordinate amount of in-bound phone calls to Hellwig are for hair wigs.
According to Hellwig, these calls have presented a considerable nuisance cluttering available phone lines for legitimate Hellwig products including sway bars, helper springs, air springs, and self-adjusting stabilizers.
In response to this disclosure, we suggested, “Why leave all that potential business on the table? If folks want Hellwig hair wigs, give them Hellwig hair wigs!”
We didn’t hear back from Hellwig Products for several months after that phone call, but they eventually came back to us with a plan to release not just one Hellwig hair wig, but a full line.
For 2016, Hellwig Products will ship the Hellwig Wild Wig with built-in cowlick, the Hellwig Swig Wig featuring a 64-ounce drink holder, and the Hellwig Twig Wig for skinny people. Furthermore, every Hellwig Hair Wig product will feature steel elements forged at their Visalia, California headquarters, and will be available in Hellwig electric blue, lemon yellow, or swirled.
How the 2016 Hellwig Hair Wigs will complement Hellwig Product’s existing suspension gear remains to be seen. We’re also unclear as to whether these wigs can be counted as truck camper gear, but our readership data does show a strong interest in hair products, and anything forged in steel.
For more information about Hellwig Products, visit hellwig.com.
Rieco-Titan Jack Snacker and Jack Sacks
Reico-Titan decided to share not one, but two products they’re working on for 2016.