January '18

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60 • RV PRO • January 2018 rv-pro.com O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T Now, the Hercules truck, built to tow the fifth wheel across the country, is gaining even more attention. Fidler says the com- pany was approached by the crews that make the "Transformers" movies to possibly include the truck in an upcoming movie. Furrion also has had some of its products show up in the Fox TV series "Silicon Valley". "Hollywood is quite excited about us," Fidler says. Apparently, so are some of Furrion's partners and competitors. When Furrion first debuted its fifth wheel, it was the only company exhibiting from a vehicle. And special arrangements had to be made with event planning staff to get that vehicle in the supplier show area. During the 2017 Louisville show, at least three other suppliers had some variation of travel trailers or fifth wheels displaying their products. It's that kind of copying that lets Fidler and his brother, CEO Aaron Fidler, know they are on the right track when it comes to getting their corporate message out. "In RV manufacturing, we also see a lot of opportunity," Matt Fidler says. "With the concept models we've designed, we plan to take them to rallies and shows to show off our ability to design products and also to present the lifestyle to those who aren't familiar with the possibilities and just how cool it can be." But Furrion doesn't stop with just the RV industry. Furrion's concept motorhome, which was on display at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., includes a hot tub and helipad on top. Once the helicopter lands, a port on the roof can open and the helicopter can be lowered inside the RV for transport. A helicopter hovers just off the stern of Furrion's concept motorhome.

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