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 Extending Axle Warranty

Fri Sep 9, 2016

147344053016006.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2017, it will be extending its spring axle warranty to six years, and its torsion axle warranty to 11 years.

“We’re proud to offer the industry leading warranties on spring and torsion axles,” Lippert Components President Scott Mereness says. "At LCI, we’re always looking for ways to be the best supplier in the industry. We stand by our axle and running gear product, and through this new warranty, we’re illustrating our commitment to providing the highest quality products and our continued dedication to new product innovations. We want all retail customers to feel safe and confident knowing they are riding on LCI’s axles.”

LCI began manufacturing axles in 2004, and today ships more than 16,000 axles per week. LCI boasts several industry leading manufacturing processes and features, such as waterproof connections on all wiring, standard zinc plated hardware, an integrated one-piece spindle, ultrasonic weld testing, powder coated finish and complete traceability and serialization on all axle components.

“At LCI, we want to be great partners with our customers,” LCI Director of Sales for Running Gear Bob Boone says. "Our new warranty program shows that we stand by our product, and more importantly, stand by our partners. In the end, we view all of our LCI customers as partners.”

LCI representatives will be on hand to answer questions at this year’s NATDA show in Nashville starting Friday, Sept. 9. This announcement follows the news that Redneck Trailer Supply will now carry LCI axles and running gear product. Both companies will be displaying at the NATDA show in booth 1000.