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 .

Coachmen's Galleria Becomes Certified Green

Tue Sep 27, 2016

Middlebury, Indiana – Coachmen’s Galleria type B Motorhomes just became Certified Green by TRA Certification.

The company will now begin labeling its RVs with TRA’s green label and have earned the Gold level of certification.

“This group of people was a pleasure to work with and were striving to earn the highest certification level they could," TRA Certification Green Program Manager Mandy Leazenby says.

With regards to Resource Efficiency, the Galleria plant recycles or reuses more than 50 percent of manufacturing waste. It utilizez multiple jig systems to reduce waste and maximize material usage. The Galleria incorporates flooring and insulation that includes recycled content and the flooring also contains sustainable, raw bio-based material. Several materials are cut to size by the supplier and the units incorporate materials with recycled content.

In the category of Energy Efficiency, the RVs are soap pressurized for leaks as well as sample tested in a rain booth to ensure a durable product. The RVs include LED lighting along with a duct-free cooling system and each unit is solar powered. These RVs also are Water Efficient by containing a low-flow kitchen faucet, showerhead and toilet. Plus, the water used for rain booth testing and water line testing also is recycled. The Galleria type B incorporates very little carpeting which makes for easy clean-up and healthier Indoor Air Quality. It also uses low VOC interior sealants. Ductwork is located above the floor so dirt, dust and other contaminants aren't being re-introduced into the air.

Low-VOC flooring and formaldehyde-free insulation also are beneficial to the indoor environment. To top it off, the units are cleaned with low-VOC products. For more information on the Coachmen Galleria type B, visit www.coachmenrv.com/Galleria.