CruzinGear

High quality bottle openers for RVs and travel trailers

Weymouth, Massachusetts

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Announcement    How about an extra one for your kitchen, deck, or garage? Buy more than one and get 15% off your entire order!

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2021

How about an extra one for your kitchen, deck, or garage? Buy more than one and get 15% off your entire order!

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About CruzinGear

Sales 150
On Etsy since 2019

Dressing up our 'tiny house' RV

We've always liked the style and convenience of wall-mounted bottle openers. In fact, we have an antique one in the kitchen that our family and friends have used regularly for more than thirty-five years! So, when we bought a classic GMC Motorhome in 2019 and got involved in the owner community, we began to wonder what it would take to produce an opener with a stylized GMC Motorhome design for ourselves and our GMC'er friends.

After looking into low-volume manufacturing and gauging the level of interest, which turned out to be quite high, we commissioned a small batch of bottle openers in early 2020 that sold out almost immediately. These first ones were made from rough cast blanks that were then engraved using a CNC router and paint filled. They weren't bad, but we wanted something even nicer that would also be consistent from piece to piece.

We began to look into alternatives at the beginning of the Covid outbreak which slowed our progress considerably. The exploration included a variety of materials such as bronze and zinc-plated aluminum, and production methods like deep laser engraving which was gorgeous but would have been way too expensive to make.

Ultimately we decided to stay with stainless steel because of its weight, durability, and immunity to rust. But unlike the first batch, the designs are now embedded into custom molds. Once a piece is cast, the surface is polished to a mirror finish. Then, the CruzinGear logo is laser-etched into the base of the opener. Paint filling is no longer necessary because the contrast between the polished surfaces and the satin texture of the debossed (sunk-in) designs, and the shadows created by the debossing itself, create a truly stunning effect.

These are the highest quality wall-mounted bottle openers available anywhere and we're excited to make them available to you! We look forward to offering a variety of designs to enhance your 'tiny house' entertainment space whether it's an RV, camper or boat. While you're at it, why not pick up an extra one for your kitchen, deck, or garage? Finally, if you'd like to have a batch of openers made with a custom design, get in touch and we'll send you the details.

Shop members

  • Christo

    Owner

Production partners

  • Foundry

    Dongying, China

    Casting, polishing, and laser engraving.

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Is CruzinGear an independent company?

Yes, CruzinGear is not affiliated with any motorhome, rv, trailer, or camper manufacturer.