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 .

Forest River Flagstaff Trailers to Feature LCI Contoured Window Glass

Mon Oct 3, 2016

147551155238285.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that Forest River’s 2017 line of Rockwood Flagstaff travel trailers will feature LCI’s contoured front window glass. Forest River’s inclusion of LCI’s contoured front window glass will mark the world debut of LCI’s contoured glass and window framing advancements.

LCI’s contoured window glass used on the 2017 Forest River Rockwood Flagstaff travel trailers incorporates process improvements that allows OEMs to utilize more commonly practiced, or industry standardized, installation methods. Instead of using adhesive sealants, LCI has introduced a clamp ring to its contoured glass products that adheres directly to the coach, eliminating glue sealants that many manufacturers do not work with on a regular basis. With the incorporation of more widely used installation methods, LCI’s curved glass applications will be quicker and easier.

In addition to more efficient installations, the contoured glass used on the 2017 Rockwood Flagstaff is laminated. The laminated glass uses two pieces of glass and is a similar construction to a windshield on a motorized vehicle, adding safety and strength. LCI’s contoured front window glass also features a sleeker, more modern look to the travel trailer line.