HDT/MDT Replacement Pin Box For DRV’s and Lippert Frames

RVH Lifestyles has engineered a replacement pin box for use on DRV fifth wheels. This increases the pin weight on larger DRV’s and snugs the trailer further to the truck, reducing overall length. It helps significantly with the handling issues induced by light pin weights on larger DRV’s.

This pin box may replace any pin box currently on a DRV. It is designed to be used on HDT’s and MDT’s. It pulls the kingpin back to 63” from the front gooseneck (storage compartment) of the trailer. It retains use of the pin box rails from the original DRV hitch and replaces that pin box with a pin box that moves the kingpin more towards the rear of the trailer.  For additional information Click HERE.  Note that this does seem to work on other RVs that use the OEM 1621 and LDI L05 model Lippert pin boxes. But we cannot guarantee that. There is more information on the fit in the chart in the link above.

Smart Car Chocks

As part of our smart car bed system, we supply chocks specially designed for use with smart cars. These are designed to clear the low bumpers and to offer a complete solution to securing your car. If you are building your own bed we offer these as an accessory that you can purchase.   The kit consists of four powder coated chocks – the powder coating greatly mitigates future degradation of the chock – along with a lashing winch, four straps, and grade 8 hardware.  For more information see this ALBUM. Contact us for pricing.

Drom Box

Standard steel 2-door drom box powder coated black. On a Volvo VNR 640.

We build drom boxes for extra storage on your truck bed. Our standard drom box is designed to sit on the deck, and is six feet wide, seven feet tall, and 16″ deep (outside). It has two doors with three hinges and three latches per door. It is built of steel which is powder coated black. All hardware is high-quality stainless steel.

Drom’s are available with pass thru shelf cutouts for ladders and other tall items (painters poles, fishing rods, etc.). The shelf cutouts include a cover for use as a standard shelf. The shelves are fixed position, not adjustable, and are designed for Rubbermaid plastic bins (not included). The size also allows for milk crates to fit on the floor.

In the lower portion of the box, there are tie-down rails for securing cargo. When built in steel, the entire box is powder coated inside and out a gloss black. Stock powder coat colors are usually no extra charge. Installation at our Kansas facility is included when part of a deck build – otherwise we charge for installation, since we have to attach structure to mount the box.

Shown above is the standard steel two-door drom box. We also offer four door boxes, in either aluminum or steel. We do not presently offer the two-door box in aluminum, since the large openings have structural considerations. Our aluminum boxes are heavily reinforced to stand up to vibration and road abuse. Aluminum boxes are unfinished, but we can paint the exterior to match the truck, if desired.

Four-door aluminum drom box. With flip-up pass-thru shelves.

Video above shows the aluminum drom box. Note it still has the protective covering on the doors.

This custom steel drom box is 20″ deep instead of our standard 16″. It is powder-coated gloss black.

Drom box options include:

  • Mounting understructure (if required). This varies based on the body design of your truck. For bodies that we design this is typically included.
  • Lighting across the top of the box – LED’s tied to the truck lights – stop/marker/turn.
  • Interior lighting – LED strip lights with manual switch.
  • On steel droms, shelf cutouts for longer items to “pass thru” the shelves. Covers included for when not in use. Aluminum droms have standard folding shelves.
  • Wet paint finish coat with clear-coat. Color matched to the truck. All steel droms have powder coat on them – aluminum is natural.
  • Solar panel (165 watts) angled on drom top (only available on Volvo 670, 780, 760, 860 models, or any other full-height tractor). With a charge controller. Ties to starting battery bank to keep that bank charged.


Electrical Solutions

From prebuilt electrical boards to inverters – we can add any electrical accessory to your truck.  We offer a prebuilt electrical center that uses a Jackalopee to perform light conversion, and integrates a complete electrical solution for your future needs.

We can add solar panels for charging needs and add trickle chargers, battery bank monitors, and separate house battery banks that support your electrical needs without taxing your truck batteries. Just about anything you can think up, we can design and install for you.

We specialize in electrical, and we do it right. We use proper wire sizes, marine grade heat shrink terminals, and higher grade components than many other installers. We isolate all our electrical from the truck systems, so there is less risk of interaction between the truck and add-on components.

We can supply our prebuilt electrical center with just the Jackalopee, or with a full inverter configuration, with all wiring preconfigured (to the extent possible) and clear instructions for installation. Do it right, and do it once.

Need APU’s or generators installed? We specialize in Idle Free battery-driven APU’s for heating and cooling your cab. We can install Onan or other diesel gensets as well.