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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 .

Winegard Antenna on Forest River Line

Tue Nov 8, 2016

147862268284230.jpgBurlington, Iowa – Winegard, a leading antenna manufacturer since 1954, has reinforced its relationship with the Forest River corporation, which will include the Winegard Rayzar z1 amplified HD digital RV antenna as the exclusive over-the-air antenna on all Forest River XLR Nitro, XLR Thunderbolt, and XLR Hyperlite lines of fifth-wheel toy hauler RVs built at Forest River’s plant 45.

“We transitioned over to the Winegard Rayzar z1 because it is easy to install and has been very reliable with excellent performance,” says Bob Elson, Forest River plant manager. “Winegard has been proven in performance, quality, and reliability over the years. We are proud to have this offering available for our valued customers.”

The Rayzar z1 offers RVers UHF and strong high-band VHF reception, easy rotation with no required, and a sleek and aerodynamic low-profile design with a small footprint.

“Manufacturers desire products that are both visually appealing to their customers and offer superior performance in reception and durability,” says Greg Wyland, Winegard OEM sales manager. “When you take a look at our antennas, it is clear Winegard manufactures an advanced and superior product, from the antenna design and housing materials to the circuit boards and wiring. The Rayzar z1 is designed, manufactured, and built in the USA at our plant in Burlington, Iowa.”

Wyland adds, “Forest River has been a valued partner with Winegard and we are pleased to have our products represented on their high-quality line of RVs.”

Additional Information: www.winegard.com/rayzarz1