Applied GMC Installs Chassis Upgrades On RV Buddies GMC Project RV Completing Phase 2

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Six Wheel Independent Air Suspension, Disc Brakes and Reaction Arms Were Installed by Applied GMC on RV Buddies Project RV Completing Phase 2 of the Long-Term Remodeling Project.

Applied GMC has completed the installation of a full 6-wheel independent suspension system with rear air bags, disc brakes and reaction arms on RV Buddies GMC Project RV. The article and video are live on now.

Jim Kanomata is the founder of Applied GMC ( His technology, engineering and GMC modifications have become famous within the GMC community.

"In a world where you and I grade performance A, B, C, D, F or pass/fail, Jim sees the world as A+, A and A-," says Mark Summers, Executive Producer of RV Buddies. "In Jim's world it is either right or wrong. Jim likes black and white. Grey is not a shade with which he is comfortable with."

In filming at Applied GMC a number of things are evident. The shop is both state-of-the-art machine shop, and part museum. If you can imagine any GMC part – it's somewhere in the cavernous space that Applied GMC calls home – and Kanomata knows exactly where each part is located.

RV Buddies Project RV had the new Quadra Bag Air Suspension system installed with disc brakes on all four wheels and upgraded discs on the front wheels. And with the new rear-end, the Chuck Aulgur Reaction Arm kit keeps the rear end on the straight and narrow.

"It's great to finally start the rebuilding process. With an extensive plan in place with a vision that won't complete for some time, seeing something happen, and to get immediate gratification in such a way is truly exciting," says Summers. There is more work to be done at Applied GMC as well. Stay tuned to watch the process. "We intend to do this right and that takes time. All things permitting, the coach should be completed and ready for the inaugural road trip by Spring of 2012," concludes Summers.

For more information on any of the product we discussed in this segment of Project GMC, contact Kanomata at

About GMC Project RV…

RV Buddies ( is updating a classic 1976, 26' GMC Coachman Royale to include current technology and maximize the layout. The design of the project is to update the coach to represent how it would look if it was still being built today.

Project sponsors include (in alphabetical order): Applied GMC, Coleman-Mach, Cummins Onan, Fantastic Vent, Go Power, Half Time Oven, Intellitec, Norcold, Progressive Dynamics, Safe-T-Alert, SHURflo, Suburban, Thetford, TRC Surge Guard and Truline RV. Other parties interested in participating should contact Mark Summers at

About Applied GMC…

Applied GMC is a full service facility equipped with a welding area, vehicle lift, parts supply and a clean-room for assembling and repairing engines. Applied GMC maintains the largest inventory west of the Mississippi River. Their final drive gears have become well accepted by major GMC shops including Alex Sirum GMC, Cooperative Motor Works, Buskirk-Rush RV, and MGM-GMC.

Applied GMC is a division of Applied Air Filters. This financial link allowed Applied GMC the ability to become more than just a "hobby shop", to invest in new products and specialists more so than our competitors. Applied GMC has been able to pick up the pieces where others have left off. When a product is conceived Applied GMC invests in design, engineers and manufacturers to aid with development and construction.

For more information contact Kanomata at

About RV Buddies…

RV Buddies is an RV adventure-lifestyle show featuring reviews of RVs, accessories and gear featuring hosts Mark Summers, Elise Baughman and Robert Wittenberg.

The program is distributed as an Internet Television production on its own website and through other distribution channels including phone friendly versions for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.

For more information regarding this press release, contact Mark Summers at: Mark(at)RVBuddies(dot)Net. For sales and marketing opportunities, contact Wolfgang Neuwirth at 262-903-5154 or email him at Wolfgang(at)RVBuddies(dot)Net. Logos, web and press images are available by contacting Summers. Be our friend on Tweet us at

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