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rv-pro.com April 2014 • RV PRo • 53 "All these offsets allow you to pull a fifth wheel with a gooseneck ball," Bruenger explains. "e cushion coupler will help smooth your ride out by about 60 percent." All these adapters are rated with a GVWR of 24,000 pounds, so pulling even the largest fifth wheels can still be done with an RV adapter from PopUp Towing. Meanwhile, the company's RV5 is a 10-inch kingpin extension, designed mainly for short-bed trucks that need to add slightly more length to a fifth wheel pin box, "so you are not out there busting the windows out of your truck every time you turn a sharp corner," Bruenger says. e RV4 converts a fifth wheel unit to a gooseneck ball. e product is similar to the RV adapters, but without any height adjustment. "It is designed for people who have flatbed trucks," Bruenger says. Both the RV4 and RV5 are rated at 24,000 pounds. All of the products manufactured at PopUp Towing are powder coated, "so they are going to last a long time," Bruenger says. "All our gooseneck couplers have a patented self-latching design to make the hitching and unhitching process much easier. It only takes one hand to unlatch simply by the pull of a cable." PopUp products are available through all major U.S. parts distributors. "We are with just about every major distributor that carries RV and trailer prod- ucts," says Bruenger. PopUp Towing is housed in a 15,000- square-foot facility with many employees from both the subsidiary and parent com- pany. CNC cutting lasers and hydraulic press brakes are used during production. "We occasionally have people call in for different lengths or different styles," Bruenger says. "We try to accommodate the best we can." Serving Complementary Markets e RV market accounts for about 50 percent of PopUp's business, according to Young. e business also serves the live- stock hauling and semi-tractor markets. Bruenger says PopUp makes a cushion coupler that is particularly appealing for hauling expensive horses or livestock. "The coupler really smoothes out the ride for both the livestock and those in the truck," he says. Additionally, the company manufac- tures a Flip-Over hitch for semi-tractors, RVPApr.indd 53 3/19/14 2:10 PM

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