The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Thu Jun 23, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana — Seal Design's new product, the Seal-Tite Corner Seal has brought in record sales after only being available for a few weeks, according to a press release by the company, a Dicor Corporation affiliate.
The Corner Seal tape is made to be applied where RV panels join at the corner of RV walls. The elastomeric material sticks and conforms to any smooth or irregular surface, including S-locks. Two videos demonstrating its easy application can be viewed online at sealdesignllc.com.
Seal Design was prompted to join the e-commerce market after many RV service centers began supplying feedback about the potential of selling Corner Seal and other products of its kind online. This concept was then explored even more when several RV owners contacted Seal Design inquiring about the availability of the product.
“Sales to do-it-yourself RVers and RV service centers have been nothing less than amazing,” Seal Design General Manager Greg Kelly says. “We had our first order within an hour of going live with the new online system. We understand that dealers may not always carry the more obscure, detail-specific products. This new resource will allow RV owners and dealers to quickly obtain this essential ingredient for stopping corner leaks, and will also help RV service centers avoid the inventory costs that come with stocking these kinds of items.”
The Dicor Corporation is a major, long-time supplier to the RV industry through its affiliated companies: Dicor Products, Seal Design, United Shade and Vixen Composites.
“We are looking forward to expanding online sales for other difficult-to-source items,” Kelly says. “Seal Design develops the absolute best sealants and tapes for all areas of RV maintenance, and online sales will allow us to make these other sealants and tapes more readily available.”