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.

Lippert Entryway Accessories Improve the Experience

Tue Sep 10, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156812887745142.jpgLippert Components has two new SolidStep® accessories: the SolidStep Entry Assist Handrail and SolidStep All-Weather Floor Tray.

The SolidStep (pictured) creates a more stable, easy-to-use step for RV doorways. Its patent pending design includes an extruded aluminum step tread design, an industry-first on the Alumi-Tread Step®.

SolidStep has an oversized top step for a more secure entry and exit and is designed to rest firmly on the ground when fully extended, providing improved stability.

Based on consumer feedback, LCI added the floor tray and handrail, Chief Sales Officer Andy Murray says. “These accessories make the experience even smoother.”

A primary benefit of SolidStep is that it stores inside the RV, Murray adds.

The floor tray is designed to collect debris from SolidStep treads as it is stored. The floor tray can also double as storage for store dirty shoes or pet dishes. The All-Weather Floor Tray will be available in multi-packs of ten with a modern, tear-away package.

An available Lift Assist Kit integrates a gas strut that helps remove weight from the step during deployment and while storing, allowing the SolidStep to be held up with minimal physical exertion.

The SolidStep Entry Assist Handrail offers easy installation using the included handrail brackets, backing plate, and hardware. The handrail’s height to be adjusted up to five inches to accommodate an entry door width of up to 36 inches and work with Generation 3 Triple or Quad SolidSteps.