AV professionals and custom manufacturers can look beyond homes and offices to provide products and services to companies serving a growing market of travelers who demand comfort, quality, and their high-tech toys on the go.

Taking Your “Home Toys” on the Road

Marlene Fawkes | Lift-Tech

Taking Your "Home Toys" on the Road
By Marlene Fawkes and Chris Fawkes

AV professionals and custom manufacturers can look beyond homes and offices to provide products and services to companies serving a growing market of travelers who demand comfort, quality, and their high-tech toys on the go.


Summer is almost here, and many people are making travel plans. Some look for a resort to engage in a favorite sport or hobby, like golf or tennis. For others, whose avocation is equestrian sports, there is a particular challenge of finding suitable accommodations for the human and four-legged travelers. Living quarters horse trailer conversions provide a comfortable, and often high-tech solution to this problem.

Living quarters conversions are done by companies such as Outlaw, Duster, Trail Boss, Showtime, Pete's Truck & Trailer & Custom Conversions, and Bunkhouse. They offer custom designed living quarters in the forward section of the trailer, while horses, tack, and supplies are housed in the rear portion. As one enters the living quarters a world of comfort, customized decor, and high tech devices await. Some of what you'll find can include hardwood cabinets, decorative woodwork, full showers, built-in ovens, DVD/VCR combos, built-in flat screen TV's, motorized TV lifts, and even fireplaces. Among Lift-Tech's customers are some of the conversion companies, who have installed custom-built up/down television lifts.

AV professionals and custom manufacturers can look beyond homes and offices to provide products and services to companies serving a growing market of travelers who demand comfort, quality, and their high-tech toys on the go.

Here is a photo of a 25' Platinum Coach trailer with an Outlaw Conversion.

Marlene Fawkes is Communications Manager and Vice President of LIFT-TECH. She has written articles about home technology for consumers and for the trade. Chris Fawkes is Technical Service Manager and Vice President of LIFT-TECH. He also is an avid team roper and travels with his family in a living quarters trailer.

LIFT-TECH manufactures remote controlled motorized lifting devices for televisions and other equipment to help solve problems in design or space, or both. LIFT-TECH's customers include custom cabinet makers, audio/video professionals, architects, and designers who can help you with your needs in motorization. LIFT-TECH is located in Valencia, California. For more information visit the website at www.televisionlifts.com and view the photo gallery for ideas, and see the video library to learn more about the company and to see some of the products in operation.

The content & opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of HomeToys

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