2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Forest River Adopts Lippert Chassis and Pin Box

Fri Sep 6, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156778439343185.jpgLippert Components announces today its Next Generation Upper Deck chassis design and Rhino Box pin box have been adopted by Forest River for a selection of its 2020 fifth wheel brands.

The chassis design and pin box will be equipped to Forest River’s 2020 Sierra, Sandpiper, and Cedar Creek fifth wheel brands, the company says.

The Next Generation Upper Deck redesign is said to provide additional floor space in fifth wheels and to minimize the large step commonly seen in front of cabinetry or inside of walk-in closets.

The chassis design utilizes a much larger and front beam, so the rear beam behind the pin box is no longer needed, the company says. Designers were able to minimize localized areas of stress and tension and distribute the stress throughout a much larger area of the pin box side plate and front tube. This design reduces deflection and extends life, it says.

The new Rhino Box pin box utilizes high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel and features a load rating of 21,000 pounds (GVWR).

“Consumer demand for new and innovative fifth-wheel features has been immense,” LCI Chief Sales Officer Andy Murray says.

The company notes that both the Rhino Box and Next Generation Upper Deck have been extensively tested and exceed the performance requirements of SAE J2638-17.