Flats Over®, a recognized international manufacturer of rubber run-flat inserts for the vehicle armoring industry since 2003, introduced their new product for the RV market at the 50th RV Aftermarket Conference held by the RV Industry Association in Atlanta, GA from August 9th to 12th. Flats Over® invented the elastomer run-flat system with an advanced locking mechanism and has earned international certifications like FINABEL and VSAG-12.
“We are pleased to serve the American RV community as well as the military, law enforcement, and civilian security drivers around the world; we are transferring decades of experience and technology from high-risk environments to the RV industry,” said Claudio Colicchio US Safety Band executive director, the exclusive distributor of Flats Over® in North America.
The RV Safety Band® is an elastomer run-flat device fitted to the inside of the rim, that in a tire blowout or deflation, provides full control and mobility beyond the site of the incident; therefore, the driver has the liberty to decide where to stop rather than being forced to pull over immediately and wait for hours in unknown or dangerous places.
“According to the DOT, tire issues are the first vehicle-related factor in fatal crashes. Motorhomes and Towables can use the RV Safety Band® to enhance the drivers’ capabilities when dealing with tire-related emergencies on the road. Our RV run-flat, which is made of the same rubber used in tires and our patented locking mechanism, is the ultimate solution for controlling the RV after a tire blowout and provides up to 25 miles after the full deflation and/or tire damage” said Gerard Corona US Safety Band product specialist.
The 50th annual RV Aftermarket Conference took place in Atlanta, Georgia, with an outstanding 200+ aftermarket suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers’ reps in attendance. The conference serves as an opportunity to get new products, like the RV Safety Band® by Flats Over®, in front of RV distributors.
Flats Over® recently appointed US Safety Band, a Florida-based startup, as its exclusive distributor for the North America region (USA, Canada, and Mexico). The initial products include RV Safety Band® for aluminum wheels 22.5” in class A motor coaches, and FO High Performance for 16” to 22” wheels for pickups and trailers. Starting in September, the product inventory will be available for pre-order with discounts from their website www.rvsafetyband.com or directly contact them at [email protected]