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 .

REV to Show New Suspension at RVIA

Wed Nov 9, 2016

145271033345802.pngREV Recreation Group will show its new rubber shackle airless suspension system with an improved sway bar on a Class A Ford F-53 chassis at the upcoming RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.

Partnering with MORryde, REV previously unveiled the Control Ryde ride and handling system in July on the Fleetwood RVs and Holiday Ramblers revamped Class C lineup. For the Nov. 28-Dec. 1 Louisville show, REV will introduce the handling system on select Class A gas models, starting with the Fleetwood Flair LXE and the Holiday Rambler Admiral.

The system has borrowed engineering from the ambulance industry, which demands a smooth transport for patients. The system smooths rough roads with rubber shear springs that work in concert with leaf springs to cushion and absorb road shock without high-maintenance air bags.

Jack Enfield, MORryde Sales and Marketing Manager, calls the RCR system “a cut above” typical motorhome leaf spring systems. “It’s definitely a step up for the industry, and we’re proud to have partnered with REV to deliver the RS suspension system to the motorhome market,” he says.

REV RV Group President Jim Jacobs encourages dealers test drive these two Class A gas motorhomes to fully experience the REV Control Ryde.

“This introduction marks the first time anyone in the industry has combined the RS suspension system with an upgraded sway bar on the Ford F-53 chassis,” Jacobs says. “Not only does this add comfort and ease to the driver, but it adds a level of safety with the improved control and anti-dive. This will be a game changer for the entry-level gas market.”

REV Group, Inc., is a $2 billion manufacturer of industry-leading motor vehicle brands. Products include ambulances, fire trucks, shuttle buses, transit buses, yard trucks, street sweepers, luxury motorhomes and wheelchair accessible vehicles. REV owns 26 brands, employs more than 6,000 people in 16 different manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and produces more than 20,000 specialty vehicles annually. REV Group recently moved its corporate headquarters from Orlando, Fla., to Milwaukee, Wisc.