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The final podcast of 2014, episode 38, features two interviews from the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. First up is Jeff Porter, the CEO of Velvac Corporation. The New Berlin, Wis., company is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2014, and is really making a push into the RV aftermarket to increase awareness among RV dealers about the firm’s driver safety products.
Velvac was one of the first firms to innovate the idea of integrating cameras into mirrors so that when drivers put on their turn signals, a camera shows them whether the lane is clear or if another object is in the blind spot.
The company acquired RoadIQ earlier this year and is marketing a system that integrates multiple on-board video cameras, and then communicates that information in real time to a tablet computer, providing recording and playback for training, security, and liability protection.
Jeff talks about the acquisition, what it means for Velvac and for the RV industry. For more information on Velvac, visit www.velvac.com.
Next up is Ryan Thomas, a salesperson for Blue Ox. The Pender, Neb., company hasn’t slowed down since the death of its founder, Jay Hesse, earlier this year. Ryan talks about the new Avail towbar and the company’s chassis performance package, which gives dealers a great product to sell to help RV owners better enjoy their driving and towing experiences.
For more information about Blue Ox, visit www.blueox.com.