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 .

Forest River to Include Two of Lippert Products in Type C Motorhomes

Thu Sep 8, 2016

147335294978701.jpgElkhart, Indiana — The 360 Siphon holding tank vent and Waste Master RV sewer management system by Lippert Components, Inc. have been steadily adopted as standard OEM equipment by RV manufacturers as the 2017 model change approaches. Forest River’s Sunseeker and Forester brands of type C motorhomes have now included the 360 Siphon and Waste Master among their list of items offered as standard equipment.

“We are very excited to use the 360 Siphon and Waste Master on our motor homes," Forest River Product Sales Manager Kary Katzenberger says. "These added features are what our retail customers love about our products. When they speak, we listen.”

The 360 Siphon RV holding tank vent cap removes odors from the holding tanks and exhausts them out of the roof vent before they have a chance to invade the RV living space. By design, the patented 360 Siphon can only create an updraft, expelling odors and fostering an oxygen-rich environment to speed up waste breakdown. The 360 Siphon acts immediately after installation in any wind condition (with or without a breeze) to provide the ideal environment for proper decomposition, so caustic chemicals and perfumed cover-ups are no longer needed.

Unlike traditional hose coils that trap debris, the tough, wireless Waste Master hose is designed with its helical coil on the outside, while the inside is much smoother, preventing waste from getting trapped inside the hose. The UV-protected hose is 5 feet compressed and 20 feet extended and features technology that keeps it extended during use to the exact length required. The hose is resistant to abrasions or punctures, and features bonded cuffs that ensure a strong, permanent seal to help prevent waste from dripping.

“We enthusiastically welcome the Forest River class C’s to the growing number of motorized and towable RV brands who are working with us to create a more comfortable living environment for their customers,” Lippert Components Vice President of Sales Andy Murray says.