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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 .

Starcraft RV Announces Product Upgrades to Solstice Line

Tue Sep 13, 2016

147378696113181.jpgContinuing the focus of responding to the feedback of its dealer partners and retail customers, Starcraft RV has announced product upgrades to its flagship Solstice fifth wheel line.

“After our recent announcement of the new Solstice Super Lite and Solstice Lite, it was important to assure and confirm to our dealers and our customers that our dedication to the continued development and improvement of our flagship Solstice brand is a top priority at Starcraft,” President Akos Sefcsik says. “Since its introduction, Solstice has seen tremendous growth in the marketplace and we fully intend to continue to give our dealers and customers what they want and need to continue this growth.”

“The Solstice fifth wheel has been key to Starcraft’s success in recent years,” Vice President of Sales and Product Development Nick Eppert says. “The Solstice brand is a showcase of Starcraft’s form, function and quality at its best.”

Continuing to stay at the forefront of décor and customer convenience features, the new Solstice will offer a long list of improvements. First, the Solstice will offer all new interior and exterior designs. The interior will feature a new “Sandalwood Maple” wood color along with all new fabrics and window treatments, as well as a convection microwave and an induction stove top. In addition, Solstice will introduce new contemporary countertop designs as well as a new “Apron Style” residential stainless steel sink. The standard Solstice exterior has been updated with a new graphics package in addition to two new, never-before-offered full-paint options. Not to be outdone with interior and exterior improvements, Solstice customer comfort features will now offer the latest in touch screen and smart phone app control functions as well as new Wi-Fi connectivity capability.

“Starcraft has made significant investments in our fifth wheel offerings and our commitment to this vital segment has never been greater,” Eppert says. “With the introduction of the Solstice Super Lite, Solstice Lite and our Solstice full paint options, the Solstice family of fifth wheel now covers five distinct price points to fit all dealers’ and customers’ desires.”

For more information on the Solstice family of fifth wheels, contact Nick Eppert at