Fenton Mobility Products, patent holder, inventor, and manufacturer of the AbiliTrax flooring system, Step-N-Lock seat base, and the Shift-N-Step dual access system has recently filed for patent protection on a seat leg design that dramatically reduces the cost for up-fitting vans that require passenger seating. This quick disconnect seat leg design is called the CAMLock-2 and is a third seat design exclusive to Fenton Mobility Products.
This new Patent Pending design remounts OEM factory seats using “A” track, “L” track, and bolt-in methods. The benefit is further realized when the CAMLock-2 leg is used in conjunction with a flooring system like AbiliTrax. This new remount process effectively reduces costs by up to $5,000 per vehicle up-fit. This is more beneficial than ever as NHTSA standards mandate the use of passenger vans in lieu of a non-compliant cargo van up-fit as of Sept. 1st, 2017. Passenger vans come fully equipped with up to 15 seats at no additional cost to the consumer. Aftermarket seats can exceed $1,000 each when installed in the traditional up-fit replacement process.
Fenton Mobility Products has been an industry innovator and now leads in total up-fit cost. The CAMLock-2 will “Reduce up fitting costs,” “Re-use factory seating,” and “Remount into any AbiliTrax system,” Currently the Ford Transit has many useful OE (original equipment) seats installed at the factory including single, double, and triple passenger seats. Most of the OE seats will have a remount solution and all remount solutions will be compatible with any AbiliTrax installation including Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, Mercedes Sprinter, and GM vans.
Scott Fenton, President of Fenton Mobility, states: “The CAMLock-2 is a real breakthrough in cost and inventory management for our AbiliTrax dealers. This new design will help dealers be more competitive in the marketplace and get AbiliTrax conversions to market more quickly. No other manufacturer or up-fitter can offer the diverse product solutions offered by AbiliTrax dealers. As always, our products are tested to meet all applicable FMVSS standards. Please visit www.abilitrax.com to find a stocking AbiliTrax dealer.”
CAMLock-2 can be seen at the APTA show Oct. 8th -12th in Atlanta, GA, the TLPA show October 9th – 11th in Denver, CO, and at the AHCA Expo Oct. 15th – 18th in Las Vegas, NV, within the TESCO booth. CAMLock-2 is expected to be officially released to market for commerce in the first quarter of 2018.
Contact Jen Overfield with Dealer Sales & Marketing for further information at (716) 484-7014 ext. 903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org