By Bob Difley
Lippert Components’ newest leveling system, Ground Control® TT, is the industry’s first ever one-touch automatic leveling system designed for travel trailers.
Fifth wheels and motorhomes have offered one-touch automatic leveling for years, and now LCI has brought this technology to the much larger travel trailer market.
“Consumers today expect to push a button to set up camp and walk away rather than manually cranking jacks which takes a lot of physical effort,” says Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, “not to mention 30 to 45 minutes that they would rather spend enjoying their time camping.”
With a newly designed LED interface, Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling will level the trailer in under three minutes by simply pressing the Auto Level button, setting the automatic leveling sequence into motion. A set of front and rear jacks stabilize and level the trailer using LCI’s leveling technology. The system also features LCI’s newly designed Smart Jack™, a power tongue jack that works in harmony with the leveling system featuring an auto reconnect memory function that returns the hitch to the exact height at which the auto-level process was started, making re-hitching easy. The Smart Jack also features refreshed aesthetics, a battery level indicator, backlit controls and an auto-retract function.
Several travel trailer brands have committed to Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling for the 2016 Elkhart County Open House in September. LCI expected to begin production of the system in late spring and an aftermarket kit should be available late 2016. For more information, visit the Lippert website.
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