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 .

EarthCruiser Downsizes Camper for Wider Appeal

Wed Oct 26, 2016

147674050197913.jpgWhen you build some of the world's largest, meanest six-figure off-road adventure trucks, at some point you must come to a realization: only so many people are going to buy these things.

If you're so inclined, you build something smaller to appeal to a different set of buyers. In the case of EarthCruiser, that something smaller is the new GLZ, a pickup truck camper that turns the Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier into a capable expedition rig, according to a story by New Atlas.

The GZL is a rather radical departure from the company's norm, a slide-in pickup truck camper that transforms a mid-size pickup truck into a full-blown expedition vehicle. While full-sized off-road motorhomes are made to wander the world for months and years at a time, the GZL is imagined around shorter jaunts taken by more casual overlanders.

Additional Information: http://newatlas.com/earthcruiser-gzl-truck-camper/45894/