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 .
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Elkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that its industry-first automatic leveling system for travel trailers, Ground Control TT, will be featured on Keystone RV’s 2017 Laredo, Impact, Carbon, Sprinter and Cougar product lines as standard on select models.
“The term ‘game-changing’ tends to get over-used, but in this instance, I think it is completely accurate," Keystone President Jeff Runels says. "Once consumers discover the ease and speed of leveling their trailer with Ground Control TT auto leveling, they will never want to do without. What used to take 15-30 minutes of hard work can now be accomplished at the push of a button. Ground Control TT truly changes the game.”
LCI originally brought automatic leveling technology to the fifth-wheel market in 2009. Today, the majority of fifth-wheel manufacturers offer it either as a standard feature or as an option. LCI introduced its industry-first automatic Ground Control TT leveling system for travel trailers in April 2016.
Ground Control TT levels travel trailers in under three minutes by simply pressing the Auto Level button. Once the automatic leveling sequence is set into motion, a set of front and rear jacks stabilize and level the trailer using LCI’s patented leveling technology.
LCI’s Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling system will be on display at the 2016 Elkhart RV Open House on 2017 Keystone Laredo, Impact, Carbon, Sprinter and Cougar models.