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 .

Coachmen RV Introduces CROSSFiT Type B Motorhome

Wed Nov 23, 2016

Middlebury, Indiana – Coachmen RV, a Division of Forest River, Inc., is introducing a new lower priced type B motorhome to the lineup that targets millennials and baby boomers alike.

The new Coachmen CROSSFiT is built on the Ford Transit platform to complement the existing Galleria product line which is built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter platform. The type B division is a standalone division within Coachmen RV targeting the fastest growing RV segment: Type B motorhomes.

Having launched the Galleria on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter just more than a year ago, the division is expanding with the CROSSFiT to provide a well-rounded type B product offering. CROSSFiT also will open more doors for the type B division by offering the CROSSFiT for sale in Canada with its aggressive pricing structure.

“The Class B team can’t wait to see the dealer response at Louisville," General Manager Mark Steele says. "We were able to hit an extremely aggressive price while utilizing top quality materials. The CROSSFiT is priced significantly under the competition and it still offers unique features like multi-plex wiring, mood lighting, higher solar capacity and an interior with real pop, all while maintaining unparalleled fit and finish.”

When you step inside the CROSSFiT, you will be blown away with the upscale contemporary look and luxurious feel while it exudes high quality, according to a company press release. CROSSFiT will be showcased at RVIA Louisville Trade Show.

“Everyone that has seen the finished CROSSFiT has had the same reaction - they love it," Steele says. "The CROSSFiT hit the trifecta with the right price, right looks and right amenities. We just found that grand slam home run that we were looking for. Come early to see the Coachmen CROSSFiT because you will want to be our next newest dealer.”