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 .

KING Jack Antenna Will Come Standard on Palomino Columbus Fifth Wheels

Mon Oct 24, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — KING is bringing its Jack antenna to another Forest River product.

The KING Jack will now come standard as the exclusive over-the-air (OTA) digital HDTV antenna on all new orders for the Palomino Columbus, a luxury fifth wheel with more than 10 available floorplans.

“Entertainment is a key aspect of the fifth wheel experience and no digital HDTV antenna delivers an entertainment experience like the KING Jack,” Palomino Columbus General Manager Colin Dechant says. “Columbus has always been designed with the insights of a fifth wheel enthusiast and we believe Jack is the enthusiast’s choice and are excited to make it available to customers.”

The KING Jack offers RVers a wealth of features and advantages, including a wider reception range, superior UHF reception, easy antenna rotation and a compact, aerodynamic design that is 70 percent smaller and requires less roof space than traditional RV antennas, according to a press release.