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 .

Safety Components Extends WeatherMAX Warranty to 10 Years

Fri Sep 30, 2016

147525395051708.jpgSafety Components has extended the limited warranty of its innovative technical fabric WeatherMAX 80 to 10 years. The change becomes effective Oct. 1.

"With over 12 years in the field, WeatherMAX has proven to hold up to the harshest environments and withstand long-term exposure," WeatherMAX Product Manager John Pierce says. "We extended our warranty on WeatherMAX 80 because of its proven longevity and reliability, and to demonstrate to our customers our firm commitment to producing only the highest quality fabrics."

UV-resistant WeatherMAX 80 is woven from 100 percent pigment solution-dyed fibers. It has a breathable finish that resists water, dirt and mildew. At 8 ounces per square yard, the high-performance outdoor fabric out-performs acrylic and polyester for strength, color-fastness and abrasion-resistance, according to a press release.

Safety Components' WeatherMAX holds U.S. and Canadian patents, and has been in the field for more than 12 years with more than half a million installations worldwide.

Safety Components manufactures technical fabrics for the marine, fire, military, aerospace, automotive and outdoor industries. The company weaves stock and custom fabrics for a wide range of applications.