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RICHMOND, Va. - Country Music Television's (CMT's) hit show "Trick My Truck" will feature a new-technology auxiliary air conditioning system from Dometic Environmental Corporation on June 20, 2008 on the episode "Chill Factor."
In one of the most unusual makeover series on television, the cast of "Trick My Truck" features big-rig truck mechanics who "steal" the rigs of lucky truck drivers and customize them, turning the drivers' dreams into reality. For the "Chill Factor" episode, the makeover mechanics decided to use Dometic's new battery-powered air conditioning system, which will keep the driver cool at rest stops without idling his engine.
"Our show focuses on creating the perfect atmosphere for truck drivers to enjoy while they are working hard on the road," said Phil Ash, associate producer of the "Trick My Truck" series. "What better way to reward a driver than to install a system that will keep him comfortable and help save on fuel? We are glad to have Dometic working with us on this project."
Dometic's system runs on 12-Volt power from an onboard bank of batteries which is converted into 115-Volt AC power through an inverter. Since no separate diesel genset or other internal combustion engine is involved, the system meets all of the most stringent clean-air regulations without any future modifications.
"The trucking industry is becoming more and more aware of the cost of idling a diesel engine throughout the night, especially as the cost of fuel rises," said Lou Siegel, senior vice president, marketing and strategic business development for Dometic Environmental Corporation. "Our system, which uses no fuel, emits no air pollution and is virtually maintenance free, is designed to really keep cab temperatures at a comfortable level for 10 hours or more on battery power."
For more information, contact:
Lou Siegel, Senior Vice President
Dometic Environmental Corporation
+1 804 559 6434
+1 757 451 0602
About "Trick My Truck"
"Trick My Truck," a television series on CMT, features a cast of big rig truck mechanics who "steal" big rigs of lucky drivers and customize each one, turning dreams into reality. The program was the most popular series on CMT.com in 2007, garnering over 10 million page views for the year. Moving into its fourth season, "Trick My Truck" is produced by Varuna Films, Inc.
CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 87 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its Website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series, and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
About Dometic Environmental Corporation
Dometic Environmental Corporation (www.dometicenviro.com), a business unit of Dometic Group, is a world leader in air conditioning and refrigeration technology for marine, vehicular and other applications. The company's products are marketed under the Dometic, Cruisair, Marine Air Systems, Grunert and Sentry brand names, with a heritage dating back over 45 years. Corporate headquarters and operations are in Pompano Beach, Fla., with operations also in Richmond, Va. Service facilities with factory-trained employees are located throughout the world.
About Dometic Group
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete
range of air conditioners, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more
comfortable away from home.
Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices, transport and storage of medical products and for wine storage.