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 .
Wed Sep 21, 2016
Elkhart, Indiana – Capitalizing on the unused airspace above the jackknife sofa in the rear slide-out of the all new fifth-wheel floor plan, Heartland’s Elkridge introduces the smooth-gliding, suspended EuroLoft bed lift system, manufactured at Lippert Components’ Project 2000 division in Florence, Italy.
In the stored position, the extra bunk is tucked out of the way against the ceiling, but when deployed, the EuroLoft offers another comfortable sleeping space for RV owners. The EuroLoft’s quick and quiet action takes five seconds to drop into position and is immediately ready to use.
“The EuroLoft bunk option adds an all new element to the Elkridge, allowing one more family member to sleep comfortably with minimal effort,” Elkridge Senior General Manager Joel Eberlein says. “We’re excited to be the first towable platform to offer this product, which until now has been used exclusively by motorized RV manufacturers.”
“The EuroLoft bed lift has been an attractive feature in the motorized market for years and has had a remarkably smooth launch into the U.S. market after nearly a decade in Europe and other parts of the world,” EuroLoft Sales Director and Product Manager Marty McManus says. “It’s a logical progression to move the EuroLoft into the towable arena now that customers have become familiar with the product.”
See the EuroLoft in action at Heartland’s space inside the Thor display located at the RV/MH Hall of Fame at this year’s Elkhart RV Open House, held the week of Sept. 19.