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
DRV Luxury Suites is tapping a new segment of the market with the launch of the Mobile Suites Aire during this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House.
According to a press release, the Mobile Suites Aire will bring ultra-luxury into a segment where price and weight are more sensitive. While still offering many of the features found in the Mobile Suites, the Aire is aimed at the single-wheel truck segment, allowing dealers to introduce the DRV brand to a broader base of RVers.
“We have no intentions of changing directions from what has built DRV,” General Manager Jeff Fought says. “We will continue to focus on what has made our brands successful over the past 14 years, but we felt this was the perfect market to provide our dealers an aggressively priced product targeted at single-wheel truck owners.”
The Mobile Suites Aire will offer similar floorplans as the Mobile Suites line with full-time exterior features that include automotive disc brakes, dual pane windows and full-body paint with clear coat. The interior also offers upscale amenities with a residential appliance package, hand-laid vinyl floor ties, and soft-close drawer guides.
“The longest floorplan in the lineup weighs 14,300 pounds,” Fought says. “The Aire will be a perfect fit for RVers who do not want to upgrade their truck to become part of the DRV family.”