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 .

FMCA Touts the BT Cruiser from Gulf Stream Coach

Mon Oct 10, 2016

147611663673130.jpgThe BT Cruiser from Gulf Stream Coach is one of the original motorhomes designed for touring. In fact, the “T” in its name stands for Touring.

According to Family Motor Coaching, the beauty of this model is that it handles like a large SUV and isn’t as imposing to drivers who may be uncomfortable behind the wheel of a larger motorhome. Its size also makes it easier to park, so you don’t have to leave your motorhome behind at the campground and travel with a towed vehicle.

The exterior sports high-gloss fiberglass. The synthetic wall substrate reportedly will not mold, rot, mildew or absorb moisture. Vacuum-laminated sidewalls encase a welded aluminum skeleton with rigid closed-cell foam insulation. Welded steel floor joists support a laminated subfloor that is fitted with a 26-gauge galvanized steel underbelly. Undercoat paint is applied. A one-piece fiberglass roof, fiberglass running boards and one-piece fiberglass front and rear caps finish off the outside.

Additional Information: http://www.fmcmagazine.com/motorhome-articles/4176-gulf-stream-bt-cruiser.html