PRLog - Aug. 11, 2014 - FOLSOM, Calif. -- Dick Armstrong was born in Yakima, WA in 1944 and attended West Valley High School before embarking on an 18 year career with General Motors that moved him and his family across the country to Pittsburgh, Chicago and Sacramento. Following his rise through the ranks of General Motors from journeyman mechanic to service center manager at large regional truck centers, Dick left the corporate workforce to pursue his passion of RV repair by opening an repair facility and parts store in the sierra foothills just outside Sacramento, CA. It was during this time that Dick invented the AxleCrutch device—a temporary support device that allows a disabled towed RV or trailer to remain mobile and prevents a person from being stranded along the highway with a breakdown.
The AxleCrutch Solutions team is eagerly seeking crowdfunding on kickstarter.com
The first AxleCrutch idea and concept was invented over a decade ago as Dick spent several years developing and refining the AxleCrutch based on numerous customers who were stranded or broke down with axle, wheel or suspension problems and no readily accessible spare parts. The AxleCrutch is an innovative product that temporarily overcomes towing problems on dual-axle vehicles with leaf spring suspension--experiencing tire, wheel bearing, hub, spindle, spring or axle failure. Like a spare tire for a car, the AxleCrutch is virtually a spare-tire, spare-wheel, spare-bearing, spare-hub, spare-spindle, spare-spring, spare-axle and more, for a multi-axle towed unit, all in one simple to use "peace of mind" travel accessory. Sadly, Dick passed away unexpectedly shortly after his new device was patented and never saw it come to retail fruition. The AxleCrutch was placed on the shelf following Dick's passing and sat there undisturbed collecting dust for years. In 2012, Dick's son, Rick Armstrong, dusted off the AxleCrutch and pledged to take his father's invention to market.
Inspired by Rick's pledge and with a huge amount of determination the team at AxleCrutch Solutions LLC was formed. The new AxleCrutch team, comprised of Dick's kids and several USMC veterans has but one mission: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest possible prices. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service, and in manufacturing the highest quality and most dependable American made temporary support device product on the market. When asked about the revival of the AxleCrutch, Rick responded by stating, “This is what my dad always wanted to do with his AxleCrutch idea. He would be excited about what the AxleCrutch team is doing to get a quality product to market.” The AxleCrutch carries a lifetime warranty and is manufactured in Rancho Cordova, CA.
In response to questions about initiating an online Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Rick said, “Although we have been able to produce 900 units for wholesale and retail sale, we are in need of a sustainable marketing budget as our initial capital has been committed to our initial inventory, insurance and administrative expenses.” He further stated, “In order to turn the corner we need to introduce the AxleCrutch to the RV and towing industries on a national level through effective marketing, advertising and introductions—
AxleCrutch was invented by Yakima, Washington native Richard “Dick” Armstrong who passed away unexpectedly on January 18, 2003.
The AxleCrutch is designed to eliminate the worry of axle, suspension, wheel, and tire related failure on a multiple-axle towed vehicle utilizing a conventional leaf-spring suspension.
The AxleCrutch works on travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, horse trailers, boat trailers, utility trailers and any other multiple-axle towed vehicle utilizing a conventional leaf-spring suspension.
The AxleCrutch product line is manufactured in America.
The AxleCrutch product line carries a lifetime warranty.
The AxleCrutch is protected by U.S. Patent.
The AxleCrutch team is hoping to raise $25,000 through its www.kickstarter.com crowdfunding campaign for nationwide advertising and marketing activities (Search for “AxleCrutch”
Backer of the AxleCrutch campaign on www.kickstarter.com who pledge $25 or more will receive a set of AxleCrutch koozies and those who pledge $50 or more will also receive a custom AxleCrutch trucker hat.
More information is available at www.AxleCrutch.com.