ASA collaborates with Keystone to develop LoadSafe system

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ELKHART — The engineering team at ASA Electronics has worked alongside engineers from MORryde, Dexter and Keystone to bring the LoadSafe On-board Weighing System to life.

The development has been in the works at Keystone for four years and made its debut on the Keystone Fuzion 427 triple-axle toy hauler at RVX.

The concept Fuzion is outfitted with Dexter axles and a MORryde hitch that were designed in collaboration with ASA Electronics and Keystone to integrate weight sensing technology that can communicate with the iN∙Command Control Systems app.

“iN-Command has opened the doors for us to collaborate with other suppliers in a way we never could before,” said Jim Hess, ASA Electronics vice president of the RV division.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to work with companies that share our goal of providing a better finished product and better user experience,” he added. “LoadSafe certainly achieves that goal on all fronts from the OEM level to, eventually, the end consumer. We are very proud to have been a part of it.”

The sensors measure the weight distribution of the toy hauler in real-time while loading and deliver instant, easy-to-read feedback on the RV owner’s smart device, the release explained. The two zones of measurement, the trailer axles and the hitch pin, will turn from green to red if the weight in that zone exceeds the recommended weight limit.

“When considering a fifth wheel purchase, some customers can be nervous about towing 17,000 pounds confidently. Right now, weighing your loaded RV prior to each trip is a lengthy, multi-step process. We saw opportunity to make that process easier and more convenient,” said Mark Bullock, senior vice president of engineering at Keystone.

“LoadSafe makes RV travel safer by eliminating the guesswork of packing up and loading the RV for the weekend,” he added. “Keystone’s goal is to make this industry-first technology a standard safety feature, just like back up cameras or anti-lock brakes.”

People attending RVX this week in Salt Lake City can view LoadSafe in action at the Keystone RV display in Booth 2700.

SOURCE: ASA Electronics press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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  • Bob Champlin says:

    Will this LoadSafe Weighing System be made to the RV owner and if so what will it cost? It sure sounds as if it would put the RV owners mind to rest prior to towing.

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