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 .

CrossRoads Debuts ‘Total Rebirth’ of Cruiser Brand

Thu Sep 1, 2016

147274167940449.jpgCrossRoads Recreational Vehicles is set to unveil what company President Ryan Juday describes as the “total rebirth” of the brand.

“Cruiser is the most successful product in CrossRoads’ 20-year history,” Juday says, “with hundreds of dedicated dealers and thousands of loyal owners. We felt it was time to take the product to a whole new level.”

The CrossRoads team, according to a press release, focused on reducing weight and lowering the price while elevating the overall look and appeal of the coach.

“We listened to our dealers and customers to put together an extremely attractive product with all the best-in-category features at an unheard of price,” says Cruiser General Manager Nate Nickell.

The new Cruiser features an all-aluminum superstructure, high-gloss gel-coat side walls and a two-tone automotive painted cap. Nickell says the company was able to reduce weights by 10 percent and now offers triple-slide floorplans that weigh under 8,000 pounds dry.

The Cruiser will be available in two trim levels—the Cruiser Aire with seven floorplans and the upgraded Cruiser with five floorplans, according to the press release.

Standard on the Aire are aluminum entry steps, slam latch baggage doors, one-key-fits all lock system, power stabilizer jacks, back up camera prep and solar prep. The interior of the Aire has been totally redone as well. Some of the features include solid-surface countertops, stainless steel appliances, glass top range which not only looks good but adds additional counter top space, residential raised-panel maple cabinet doors and wood-trimmed windows, according to the company.

The upgraded Cruiser, the company says, includes all the features of the Aire and adds Ground Control power leveling, choice of 12 cubic-foot RV refrigerator or 18 cubic-foot residential refrigerator, Extreme Weather insulation package, upgraded Furrion oven with digital readout and residential Furrion gas cook top, fireplace, and 48-inch television.

MSRP for the new Cruiser is $29,000 to $45,000.

“I think our dealers will be delighted by what they see at Open House,” Nickell says. “The all-new Cruiser is just the tip of the iceberg as far as the innovation and new products CrossRoads will be unveiling starting September 19 at the RV Hall of Fame.”