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 .

CrossRoads Volante Sets All-Time Sales Record

Tue Oct 11, 2016

147620311564178.jpgTopeka, Indiana - The CrossRoads Volante set an all-time sales record for a new model introduction at the recent Thor Industries Open House. The new line of travel trailers, mid- and high-profile fifth wheels provides CrossRoads dealers with a wide range of price points, floorplans and features to attract a larger segment of the market.

“We believed we had a winner but you’re never 100 percent certain until you take the wraps off,” CrossRoads President Ryan Juday says. “Dealers loved what they saw and rewarded our efforts with record-setting orders. It is immensely gratifying to be able to provide our dealers with a product that appears so perfectly matched to today’s market.”

•Volante travel trailers are initially offered in six floorplans ranging in length from 26 to 33 feet including bunk house, rear bath, rear kitchen and rear living room models.

•Volante mid-profile fifth wheels include six floorplans with rear living, rear entertainment, rear bath and bath-and-a-half models. Lengths range from 24 to 36 feet.

•Volante high-profile fifth wheels will initially be offered in four floorplans. Popular features to include 18-cubic foot residential refrigerator with ice maker, 48-inch TV, fireplace, auto leveling, and many more features. Floorplans to include rear living room, mid den, rear den and mid loft.

“We have designed this product from the ground up to deliver more of the features that customers want at a price that is especially attractive," CrossRoads General Manager Darin Elswick says. "We’ve included upgrades like stainless steel appliances, 8-cubic foot refrigerators, residential wood blinds, solid-surface countertops, enhanced with clean and bold exteriors to set us apart. Dealers who first viewed the Volante at Open House, clearly see the opportunity Volante presents. Coupled with CrossRoads New 100 percent PDI process, Volante is a product that will set us apart.”