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 .

Shurhold Introduces Handle Mate PFD to Industry

Tue Nov 15, 2016

147923125762309.jpgAccidently scratching the paint on a RV with a metal handle while washing it is a problem that has affected many RV owners and enthusiasts. Shurhold Industries has designed a product that could make that issue a thing of the past.

The product, the new Handle Mate PFD, protects RV surfaces from scratches, dings and other blemishes that can be caused by unintentional slips.

The Handle Mate PFD is a durable black neoprene sleeve that fits securely over the company's 5-, 6- and 9-foot handles. Designed to install easily, the patented device provides a soft, cushioned grip while protecting an RV's paint. If ever used on a boat or near the water, an included foam insert slides inside the hollow handle for additional flotation.

The innovative device increases the functionality of Shurhold's One Handle Does It All system. Now mops, brooms, squeegees and any of the company's other handle attachments can be used without fear of damaging the finish.

Handle Mate PFD for Shurhold's 5-foot fixed length handle sells for $12.98, and $14.98 and $17.98 for the 6- and 9-foot telescoping handle, respectively.