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 Jul 28, 2016
Elkhart, Indiana — Tiffin Motorhomes is the latest in a long line of U.S. motorhome manufacturers to incorporate Lippert Components’ EuroLoft bed lift system into their floor plan designs. Winnebago, Jayco, Thor, REV, Forest River Georgetown, Dynamax, Coachmen and Foretravel are among the gas and diesel motorhome OEMs already using the system produced by Lippert Components’ Italy-based operation, Project 2000.
In the U.S. and Canada, some type B and C motorhomes, as well as some truck converters, also are using the EuroLoft bed lifts, following suit with the European, Australian and other international RV manufacturers that have been including them for almost a decade.
“The EuroLoft bed lift utilizes a nylon strap system operated by a single, nearly silent motor that controls four support mounts to raise and lower the sleeping platform,” Lippert Components Director of Motorized RV Sales Marty McManus says. “The nylon straps retract into the bed base, completely concealing the lifting system while in the retracted position against the ceiling, permitting OEMs more flexibility with floor plan design.”
The 880-pound capacity system can be customized in both size and configuration and is adaptable to a broad range of RV applications including cabs, patios, living rooms, slide-out rooms, bedrooms and even garages, as well as custom configurations. There also are expandable, tilting and hinged versions to conform to sloped ceilings and other design needs.
“U.S. OEMs have really begun to take notice of the EuroLoft’s innovative design and practical, space-saving functionality,” Lippert Components CEO Jason Lippert says. “International RV manufacturers have been using this bed lift system for years. We are excited to see Project 2000’s product innovations gain traction among U.S. OEMs.”
As the 2016 expo season approaches, the attention is turning to fifth-wheel and towable travel trailer manufacturers who are considering the benefits of the EuroLoft bed lift system for 2017 and 2018 model years.