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 .

EarthCruiser Debuts New Camper

Wed Jul 13, 2016

EarthCruiser, the Bend, Oregon-based maker of adventure vehicles, has announced a new product, an attachable camper on the company’s website.

The new camper, known as the EarthCruiser GZL, is designed to be attached to a pickup truck, according to Founder Lance Gillies. The GZL is EarthCruiser’s first detachable camper, representing a departure from the company’s line of solar and diesel-powered trucks.

The new camper has seating for four people, as well as a shower and a toilet, and Gillies says it would be ideal for small families. He says the campers are currently compatible with Toyota and Nissan trucks, and will be modified to work with other brands later this year.

Additional Information: http://www.bendbulletin.com/business/4496369-151/bend-company-announces-new-camper