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 .

BULLDOG Offering New Line of Hydraulic Winches

Mon Oct 3, 2016

147551152124398.jpgPLYMOUTH, Michigan – BULLDOG is offering an extensive line of Hydraulic and DC Electric winches. These cost-effective winches are armed with features ready for any task, being lightweight and flexible, having a weight capacity ranging from 2,500 to 18,000 pounds and employing patented brake systems that guarantee control and safety.

The hydraulic winches can be used for professional and commercial use. These powerful winches are constructed to provide a continuous duty cycle with a 2-stage planetary gear and T-handle clutch as well as dual brakes.

“We know that winches are used for a variety of jobs, so when brainstorming the specs and features needed, it was difficult to create just one product,” Director of New Business Development Victor Burmeister says. “That’s why we created an array of winches for the veteran and novice alike, allowing customers to pick from a range of products to meet their specific needs.”

The electric winches are offered in two models; heavy duty and utility duty. The heavy duty winches are built tough with a strong, aluminum alloy housing created for use on big jobs, and are weather resistant. To reduce over-heating, a Cone Brake Structure system is used to disperse heat and protect synthetic rope. The utility duty winches provide a 3-stage planetary gear ratio to provide a reliable performance in tough conditions, a 50-foot wire rope, a helpful, handheld switch remote control and have an automatic load-holding mechanical brake to avoid slippage.

The Hydraulic winches are available in three different models with the weight capacity of 8,000 to 15,000 pounds. Each winch is backed by a Limited Lifetime mechanical warranty against manufacturer defects. The DC Electric winches are offered in six heavy duty models ranging from 6,000 to 18,000 pounds weight capacity and six utility duty models equipped to withstand 2,500 to 12,000 pounds. These winches are backed by a limited lifetime warranty on all mechanical parts; electrical components are backed for one year.