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 Redesigns Sunset Trail

Thu Nov 3, 2016

147818730682485.jpgTopeka, Ind.—Sunset Trail has undergone a complete redesign over the past six months, accoding to Crossroads President Ryan Juday, and it’s drawing praise from dealers.

“Dealers absolutely loved what we have done,” Juday says. “We reduced weight by an average of 10% across the board by utilizing a six-sided aluminum superstructure. A refined high-gloss fiberglass exterior along with a two-tone painted front cap make the Sunset Trail stand apart from the crowd.”

Juday notes that, “our new interiors incorporate many of the residential design features found on luxury models including vaulted ceilings, wood-trimmed windows, Bourbon-Maple glazed hardwood cabinets, stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a two-tone décor with contrasting beadboard in the slideout rooms.”

“Best of all, we are able to offer dealers all this at a price point that hits the sweet spot of the market,” Juday says.

General Manager Nate Nickell notes that Sunset Trail Super Lite will initially be offered in eight floorplans ranging in length from 22’ to 36’ including rear bath, double bath bunk house, rear living and rear kitchen models.

In addition to Sunset Trail Super Lite, CrossRoads has introduced an up-scale version called the Sunset Trail Grand Reserve, which most notable includes four front-windshield models along with upgraded automatic travel trailer leveling, 8 cu. ft. refrigerators, roller shades and several other features exclusive to the brand.