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 .

Gulf Stream Coach Adds Three New Floor Plans to Type C Line

Thu Sep 15, 2016

147395552527371.jpgGulf Stream Coach of Nappanee, Indiana has added three new floor plans to its successful line of type C motorhomes, providing additional choices and retail opportunities to its growing network of more than 60 dealers across the United States and Canada.

The new offerings, one with a single slide and two with double slides, also showcase numerous new interior features, the hugely popular “Roanoke Light Cherry” cabinetry and attractive new exterior options.

“We’ve utilized over 30 years of experience building nearly 60,000 motor homes to create a line of Class C’s that offer retail customers clear advantages in design, style and construction,” National Sales Manager Randy Baskerville says. “As a result, our dealers can show retail customers specific advantages that elevate our Class C motorhomes above all of our competitors. From our exclusive 'Cradle of Strength' construction that combines box-style steel trusses, extra frame reinforcements and high-strength Huck Bolts, to our use of Azdel synthetic substrates, lightweight vacuum-bonded laminated high-gloss gel-coat walls and other exclusive components, we’re producing a safe, solid and reliable motorhome with a combination of features no other manufacturer offers.

“It’s our goal to provide dealers and their customers with the best value, floor plans and features in the industry. Adding it all up, we think the Conquest Class C is an Open House ‘show stopper’ for dealers and a wonderful choice for their customers.”

Conquest type C motorhomes, along with scores of other Gulf Stream Coach towable and motorized products are on display Sept. 19-22, during the Elkhart Manufacturers Open House in the Gulf Stream Coach site near the RV Hall of Fame. Additional information is available from Randy Baskerville at baskerville@gulfstreamcoach.com or by phone at 800-289-8787 ext. 5716.