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 .

Keystone's Outback Drawing Crowds at Retail Shows

Mon Nov 14, 2016

145736886578551.jpgGoshen, Indiana - Keystone RV Company’s new Outback with automotive front windshield is drawing crowds and racking up sales at retail shows. The Outback 332FK front-kitchen model and the 333FE front-living room model utilize the patent-pending windshield design to create one-of-a-kind living spaces, according to a press release.

“The recent Pomona and Tacoma RV shows were our first opportunity to debut our new front windshield models to the public, and the results were amazing," Outback Product Manager Tim Domiano says. "Show-goers haven’t seen anything like this before in a travel trailer and excitement was high. The windshield creates an expansive view and brings the outdoors inside. Plus it looks so cool. There is nothing else like this on the market today.”

Domiano says that retail sales at both Pomona and Tacoma hit an all time high in Outback’s 15-year history, with sales of the two front windshield models a major contributor.

“Not only did we introduce the front windshield, we completely redesigned the Outback from top to bottom including all new pearl white exteriors with black accents," Domiano says. "The product stands out from the crowd and offers a host of features you won’t find on any other travel trailer.”

Among the Outback Super Lite unique features are: Keystone’s exclusive iN-Command smart automation with App-Based technology which allows the owner to control virtually everything in their RV with a motor or switch right from their smart phone; B.A.L. 7.0 auto leveling system which levels the coach in less than a minute using seven points of contact for a more stable platform; vaulted ceiling for increased interior space; heavy-duty Max Cargo utility/bike rack which eliminates the need for aftermarket accessory racks; painted front cap with KeyGuard rock protection, solid surface countertops and frameless windows.

Dealer principal LaDonna Meadows of Tacoma RV, a long-time Outback dealer, credits the new Outback for helping her dealership have one of its best shows on record.

“Outback hit a home run with their new models, especially the front windshield floorplans," LaDonna says. "We had crowds waiting in line to view the new Outbacks and the excitement was reflected in our sales.”