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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 .

K-Z RV Travel Trailers Will Come Equipped With Lippert Ground Control

Tue Aug 23, 2016

147196936760137.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. and K-Z RV announced today that Ground Control TT, Lippert’s industry-first automatic leveling system for travel trailers, will be featured on K-Z’s 2017 Spree travel trailer models.

“Our Spree customers are looking for more convenience features usually found in higher-end fifth-wheels," K-Z Product Manager Brent Froman says. "We’re excited to offer Lippert’s leveling system as a standard feature on K-Z’s newly-designed 2017 Spree travel trailers.”

With a newly designed LED interface, Ground Control TT levels travel trailers in less than three minutes by simply pressing the Auto Level button. Once the automatic leveling sequence is set into motion, a set of front and rear jacks stabilize and level the trailer using LCI’s patented leveling technology.

LCI’s Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling system will be on display at the 2016 Elkhart RV Open House on 2017 K-Z Spree travel trailer models and other major OEM brands.