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 .

Lippert Components Updates Its Toy Hauler Ramp Door Party Deck

Thu Aug 25, 2016

147214207237857.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that a new update has been made to its Toy Hauler Ramp Door Party Deck.

LCI’s Toy Hauler Ramp Door Party Deck, designed to transform the ramp door of a motorhome into additional living space by converting the previously unusable space into a fully functional outdoor deck in minutes, now features side entrance deck access steps.

“Toy Hauler patio systems have been a rapidly evolving product line over the past several years, and we’re pleased to be bringing another advancement to the game," LCI Vice President of Sales Andy Murray says. "We’re more focused than ever on enhancing products to improve the end user’s experience, and we believe side entry will make the patio space much more usable and make accessibility much more practical as it places the entry point on the awning side of the coach.”

LCI’s Toy Hauler Ramp Door Party Deck features a patent-pending side entrance. The patio system is tested to the rigors of ASPMD7032-14. The hybrid design increases wear resistance and performance. The rail kit features a positive or solid “lock-out” which holds the rails beyond a 90-degree angle so customers need not fear crosswinds while loading or unloading their toys. Unlike magnets used by other systems, LCI’s new system ensures stress- and damage-free loading and unloading.

Upgraded foot pads allow for easier setup and tear down. LCI’s unique, adjustable cables allow the patio to be set and held in the proper position meaning there is no more patio sag. LCI’s updated side entry Toy Hauler Ramp Door Party Deck features the industry’s slimmest stack-up for storage, meaning more room for customer’s toys and three season patios.