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 .
Mon Oct 3, 2016
In-Tech RV, based in Nappanee, Indiana introduced the FLYER – the industry’s newest variation of a micro-lite camper, during the recent Elkhart Open House.
Described by the company as a “modified teardrop”, the FLYER comes in a number of different sizes and colors. Options include a full size, roof mounted AC, and an attached tent off the rear of the camper, making it a “Family Friendly” micro-lite according to Rich Schnippel, director of sales and marketing at In-Tech RV.
“We have taken a very popular segment of the RV market, which is small tear drop trailers, and brought more size and functionality with our design,” Schnippel says. “While most tear drops on the market can only accommodate sleeping two adults, our unique add-a-tent feature allows the entire family to enjoy the camper, making it much more attractive to the larger demographic of people who enjoy camping in tents.”
The AC with heat strip allows families to cool and heat both the camper and the tent addition. The FLYER also features a slide-out kitchen option which includes an L-shaped countertop area for ease of use while cooking outside of the unit.
“We wanted to give customers more room for preparing and cooking meals, so we designed this really practical, nice-sized kitchen area that conveniently slides into
the unit during travel,” Schnippel says.
The other thing that makes the FLYER unique is the fact that these campers are constructed of all aluminum, making them not only ultra lightweight, but also very
“People are really responding to our unique twist on the tear drop market, especially the family friendly aspect,” Schnippel says. “In just three months, we have more than 23,000 likes on our Facebook page, so we are excited that the Open House allowed us to start signing up dealers to meet this demand.”
With models ranging in size from 9 to 10.5 feet, including a new line of FLYER MAX+ units that can house an ATV or dirt bikes, In-Tech’s FLYER is a great addition to the ultra lightweight market.