As I launched my first step onto the newly forged camper bumper, I couldn’t help but think back to the July 1969 lunar impression and utter the words etched in history by Neil Armstrong, “This is one small step for man, one giant step for mankind…” Agreed, all my steps were baby steps way back then, but this is nonetheless, really big news!
Torklift International is officially announcing today the partnership with Lance Campers and the production of the Ultra Deck Plus Bumper.
It is a Torklift designed and manufactured truck camper bumper that will be debuted with the 1052 Lance Camper and will be available as an option for most of the 2014 models.
The launch of this product is really the dawning of a new era in truck camper form and function. Like Torklift, Lance Campers has endured and prospered through market downturns and has remained a leader and the most popular truck camper manufacturer in the United States.
This is a pivotal piece to be working on with Lance, as they have remained on the leading edge of truck camper design, we have done the same with aftermarket parts and accessories. Our contribution of superb manufacturing practices, access to advanced materials like 100% aircraft grade aluminum, and with our forward thinking engineers, we have found a way to answer a consumer need by increasing storage and also thrill with the possibilities to come.
Like the Apollo 11 mission, the development and achievement of this product was a feat of cooperation, innovation and to challenge dreams making them realities.
The initial idea came to us at a Lance Owners of America Rally. Our customers who knew us to produce the highest quality, safe, and American-made products asked us about building a new bumper. Like Lance Campers, we continue to learn from our dealers and from every single customer who provides ongoing feedback for improvement and new product design. Our customers asked and we delivered.
Similarly, our astronauts did not get to the Moon alone and faced difficulties and challenges along the way. We worked with the product development engineers at Lance from conceptualization through prototypes and in design improvements for two years. An unyielding spirit of tenacity prevailed and like the cooperation and work that has gone into the International Space Station, this is an example how innovation and creation can unite and technology can transform.
Jay Taylor, General Manager of Torklift, recently said, “ We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished here. It’s not just a bumper that we’ve produced, but a newly forged relationship. Lance is now a worldwide distributor of Torklift International products including our truck camper tie-down, turnbuckle, towing, suspension, and accessory lines. We are very excited about the opportunity of working with Lance into the future.”
Look forward to the new products that will work in conjunction with the bumper design and to all the adventures that will be viewed and taken in from the Ultra Deck Plus exploring new frontiers and beyond. It is truly a launching point to take you to your next adventure. See more here: http://www.torklift.com/products/ultra_deck_plus.php