2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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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.

Pre-orders for Improved Alpha Tow Bar from Blue Ox

Thu Sep 12, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156830493795368.jpgAn improved Alpha tow bar, the Alpha 2, from Blue Ox will be available for distributor and dealer pre-orders by mid-October.

“Our popular Alpha two bar has been upgraded,” Mike Hesse, chairman and CEO of Blue Ox. “The value priced Alpha, a favorite in the market, built to tow medium sized vehicles up to 6,500 pounds, fully loaded is now available with the patented, non-binding latches found on our premium tow bars, the Ascent and the Avail.”

“We are excited to add premium latches to this popular product,” Alex Walker, director of sales, says. “Our customers towing mid-sized crossovers, SUVs, smaller pickups, and car will be thrilled.”

The BX7380 Alpha 2 is all-steel and will tow vehicles up to 6,500 pounds. Safety cables are included. The tow bar has a three-year warranty.

“At Blue Ox, we are determined to provide our customers with, easy to use, safety-oriented, towing solutions,” Blue Ox Engineering Manager Paul Choquette says. “The addition of non-binding latches to the Alpha 2 provides our customers with easy and safe tow bar hookups and disconnects on virtually any terrain.”