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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 .

Torklift Introduces GlowGuide Handrail

Wed Nov 2, 2016

147810093232579.jpgSUMNER, Washington — The GlowGuide handrail by Torklift International now works with many slide-out towables, the company has announced.

“After testing with our engineering department and customers, the GlowGuide now works with slide-out towables,” Torklift General Manager Jay Taylor says. The handrail makes getting in and out of and RV easier because it extends to the ground to provide stability, he says.

The handrail folds and can be stored on the side of the RV or anywhere in the RV. The handrail weights 44 ounces and telescopes from 32 inches to 53 inches.

“We have officially had customers install the GlowGuide on the Heartland Big Horn 5th wheel and the Grand Design Solitude, just to name a few” Taylor says. “On all these towable trailers, the GlowGuide can be installed on the actual slide-out making it so you don’t have to lean forward or backward to use the built-in handrail.”

The GlowGuide also glows for up to ten hours, making it visible in low light. The handrail is available online or in stores and is made in the United States.

Torklift International is celebrating 40 years in business is a manufacturing company located within a football field sized building that houses over 100 employees in Sumner, Washington. They produce aftermarket and factory parts for the RV and automotive industries. Torklift International was named 2013 Best Mid-Sized Company to Work For in Washington State.