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 .

Aries Automotive Debuts VersaTrac Mounting System

Tue Aug 23, 2016

147196919367396.jpgAries Automotive is making customization and installation easier with the new VersaTrac mounting system. Using a single set of vehicle-specific brackets, a variety of side bar and running board options can be installed or swapped out whenever desired, according to a press release.

While several Aries side accessories feature a universal track mounting system, the AdvantEDGE side bars and RidgeStep commercial running boards are particularly unique. Both feature the VersaTrac mounting system. This means they use the exact same set of mounting brackets on the vehicle, allowing them to be interchangeable. The boards can simply be unbolted from the brackets, and a new set of boards installed in their place at any time.

The VersaTrac mounting system saves time and money for the consumer, as well as time and inventory space for the dealer. It eliminates the need to purchase and install an entirely new set of mounting brackets with each new side accessory. The mounting brackets are available for purchase as a stand-alone item or as part of a complete kit with compatible side bars and running boards.

The VersaTrac mounting system is available only on Aries AdvantEDGE side bars and RidgeStep running boards. However, more products are being developed within the Aries line that will feature the VersaTrac mounting system, providing more choices and customization options for customers.

To learn more about Aries Automotive, visit ariesautomotive.com.