by Pat Goss
This time we have some interesting new products for pickups and sport utilities. Now our first is from Lund and it’s a new side step. It makes it easier to get into the vehicle. Now I know you’ve seen hundreds of different styles of side steps over the years, so what could somebody do that would be different? Well, in this case they start out with an aluminum step which makes it lightweight and easy to work with.
Then they add these plastic covers, and in the plastic covers are rubber step pads so that you get good grip. Now the big advantage to this is once it’s completely assembled, you have a finished look to it. It looks almost like it was custom made for the vehicle. It’s a pretty clever idea. All right, now along with all of the basics there, they have covers that cover the brackets, again for that custom look just like it was made for the vehicle, and they come with all of the hardware and instructions how to install them.
All right, next, this is again from Lund, and this is a set of Catch-All floor mats. Okay, now if we look at this from the back we can see that there’s a big recess to it, and that gives the mat the ability to trap water, sand, the slop from snow and so on, all of that, and it stays right in the mat. It doesn’t get into your carpeting. Now the big difference here as opposed to the rubber ones that you see all the time is that this has a carpet surface on it. So it doesn’t make the vehicle look clunky inside. It maintains a luxury look. So pretty clever again.
Our next product here. You know, if you tow anything one of the big issues with towing is being able to know that you have proper tongue weight, the amount of weight being placed downward on the trailer hitch. Well, this is a SenZbar, and a SenZbar is a device that sits in here, has this unit that plugs into it, and it can measure the amount of tongue weight, and it does it very, very accurately. Now that’s important because if you have the wrong tongue weight, the whole rig can be unsafe and unstable. So if you do a lot of towing, this would be a good idea to look into.
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