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 .

RV News Exclusive: Torklift Will Showcase GlowStep Revolution

Wed Sep 7, 2016

146609269773648.jpgTorklift International will be at the Supplier Showcase as part of the RV Industry’s Open House in Elkhart, Indiana from Sept. 20-21, displaying its new GlowStep Revolution for dealers and manufacturers to see.

Torklift’s Marketing Director Sheryl Bushaw says the company is still confirming some of the details, but the company’s new steps will be part of the showcase.

“We’ll have the GlowStep Revolution on display and we’ll be doing the challenge where we have that step next to the factory step and they can try both,” Bushaw says. “We’re working with a few different manufacturers to get some of our products on their units.”

The GlowStep Revolution is designed for all RV towables and is flexible and versatile enough to work with any type of terrain. The step system features 7 inches of elevation adjustment and three positions of upper adjustment between the RV entry and the top step.

In addition, there are five more positions of lower adjustment with the All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet. The landing gear can connect firmly to the ground despite any type of land that it rests on and has an easy bolt-on installation that can be put on within a few minutes.

The step system is designed to be as close to a staircase in a home, with the level of stability and sturdiness despite the ground. The self-illuminating steps also glow in the dark for up to 10 hours without the need for batteries.

The step system is made from 100 percent aircraft grade aluminum and a built-in-tread that creates a no-slip surface, according to the company’s website.

The Supplier Showcase will be held Sept. 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Norco Industries facility at the corner of County Road 6 and Northland Drive in Elkhart.

Stay tuned for more Supplier Showcase stories in the coming days, advancing what the 10 suppliers will be showing.