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 .

Ohio State Panel Focuses on Airstream Travel Trailers

Thu Oct 6, 2016

An Ohio State University panel, entitled “Materials That Enable and Enhance the UX,” focuses on the tactile elements of the user experience, from seat sensors capable of encouraging better posture to premium Airstream travel trailers made from aluminum and featuring customized interiors that deliver a first-rate user experience.

Based in Jackson Center, Ohio, Airstream encourages its employees each year to take one of the shiny, aerodynamic trailers on the road for a camping trip that lets them experience the product as the end customer does.

A core element of that experience is the use of aluminum, both inside and out. From a design standpoint, Airstream Vice President of Product Development McKay Featherstone says Airstream views its aluminum as a blank canvas to be painted upon.