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 .

Several RV Manufacturers Announce Inclusion of Furrion's Chef Collecti

Tue Sep 6, 2016

147317889826959.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. exclusive distribution partner of Furrion, has announced that several major luxury fifth-wheel RV manufacturers, including Keystone, Heartland, Jayco and Crossroads have included Furrion’s latest RV Chef Collection kitchen appliances in their 2017 model year.

The latest products developed for Furrion’s RV Chef Collection include a stainless steel built-in oven, a stainless steel gas cooktop, and single burner induction cooktops. Lippert Components will display these product innovations at the 2016 Elkhart RV Open House.

“We are very pleased with the inclusion of Furrion’s latest kitchen appliances in many of the most prominent RV models,” Lippert Interiors Vice President Ryan Smith says. “In establishing our partnership with Furrion, we inherently knew we wanted to revisit industry-wide RV products and assess their relevance to today’s RVers and campers. Many of the products, systems and interior components we looked at had lost a certain relevance or efficient functionality over the years. Through these efforts and more, we have been able to create product lines, including the RV Chef Collection, that have reconciled these issues and are improving the overall camping experience.”

LCI and Furrion developed the RV Chef Collection appliance technologies to simplify and expedite the mobile cooking experience. The latest RV Chef Collection products, on display at the 2016 Elkhart RV Open House, are raising the RV interiors standard. The new stainless steel built-in oven boasts a large, 2.4-cubic-foot cooking space, triple pane glass and operates 18 percent more efficiently than similar products on the market, according to a press release. These energy- and mobile-conscious features are the foundation of the RV Chef Collection line. With other SMART technologies incorporated into the galley products, power draw and water usage are operating at the most efficient levels.

“It’s exciting to see how well our customers, the original equipment manufacturers, have responded to the RV Chef Collection and our partnership with Furrion," Lippert Interiors Sales Representative Andrew Mock says. "Our products are providing the best of both worlds, and the RV Chef Collection is a prime example of that: Our direct customers, the OEMs, are attracted to the floorplan flexibility and space saving innovations our products afford them while RV end users, the consumers, are gravitating to the residential-feel we’ve been able to capture with our design aesthetic. The RV Chef Collection and our other interior products are raising the bar for industry-wide standards. We’re extremely proud of and encouraged by the positive feedback we’ve received thus far, and it’s beyond exciting to know that we headed in the right direction for future innovations.”

Many of Furrion’s latest RV Chef Collection galley appliances will be on display at the 2016 Elkhart RV Open House from Sept. 19-23.