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 .
Fri Oct 7, 2016
Holland, a manufacturer of fifth wheels, trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, landing gear and coupling products, has been named by Navistar as the company’s standard fifth wheel partner.
The Holland FW17 was given the position as the standard fifth wheel on Navistar’s International LT Series, a flagship Class 8 truck that was recently unveiled. The FW17, manufactured from cast steel, is a lightweight fifth wheel designed as a durable, yet weight-reduced choice for on-highway fleets.
The FW17 features a precision-machined locking system with a greater kingpin contact area, providing longer lock life, the company says. A user-friendly lock adjustment makes the adjustment process simple and readily accessible.