RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

SylvanSport and Goal Zero Offers Sunny Side Up for Solar Power

Thu Jun 30, 2016

146730688454023.jpgBrevard, North Carolina - SylvanSport has announced a partnership with Goal Zero, the leader in portable power, to offer the Sunny Side Up, a solar-powered kit that allows GO owners to ‘cut the cord’ from the grid.

The Sunny Side Up is designed and engineered to integrate seamlessly with the GO as part of Goal Zero’s Solar Ready Program. Combining the solar harnessing technology by Goal Zero with SylvanSport’s innovative camping trailer, the Sunny Side Up brings “off the grid” power to the world of lightweight, mobile adventure travel.

“The collaboration between SylvanSport and Goal Zero has created a unique and exciting product,” Goal Zero Director of Marketing James Atkin says. “The Sunny Side Up kit embodies our initiative to empower people everywhere they go, helping them get outside and stay outside longer.”

At the core of the system is Goal Zero’s Yeti 400 Solar Generator. With enough power for base camps, cabins and unexpected outages, the Goal Zero Yeti 400 is fitted with USB ports, 12V plugin and AC outlets. The Yeti 400 operates noise and fume-free and, since it is easily portable, can be used inside the GO or stored safely during travel in the waterproof storage box on the custom-mounting tray.

Power is collected through Goal Zero Boulder 30 Solar Panels that mount to the crossbars of the GO. With mounting hardware designed specifically for the GO, the Boulder 30 Panels are strategically seated below the bars to allow for full use of roof rack accessories and can be easily removed for storage, cleaning or alternate placement once at camp. The panels are able to continually charge the Goal Zero Yeti 400 whether set up in the GO or in the storage box during travel.

The Sunny Side Up Kit adds a finishing touch; the Goal Zero Light-A-Life 350 LED Light. Able to run off of the Goal Zero Yeti 400 or its own rechargeable battery, the Light-A-Life is the perfect accessory to safely light up the GO for basic tasks or to step out into the night.

“The concept for the Sunny Side Up has been brewing for a long time and we couldn’t be happier with the final product and our partnership with Goal Zero,” SylvanSport President Tom Dempsey says. “The mission of our respective companies and our commitment to design and quality are a great fit and our products work so well together.”

The Sunny Side Up solar kit is available online for $1,299 at www.SylvanSport.com.