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 .
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Vessels of all sizes have an endless assortment of equipment that needs to be stowed. For items that require ready access, there's Quick Fist from Davis Instruments.
Offered in two sizes, these patented devices secure a wide range of gear and mount almost anywhere, inside or out.
Quick Fists are manufactured from heavy-duty, UV-resistant, transportation-grade rubber. Internal ridges hold equipment in place and offer a wide range of clamping diameters and tensions. They're made to withstand extreme temperatures without becoming stiff and inoperable in the cold, or soft and loose in the heat. Non-conductive, they won't rust or corrode.
Sold as a pair, the standard Quick Fist easily mounts with one No. 10 bolt or screw through the 7/8-inch W x 2-3/4-inch L base. It will hold objects from 7/8 inches to 2-1/4 inches in diameter, and up to 22 pounds. For heavier items, multiple units can be used. It's perfect for everything from a flashlight to coiled line.
Super Quick Fist is sold individually, and is designed for larger and heavier items like fire extinguishers, and oxygen and CO2 cylinders — anything from 2-1/2 inches to 7-1/2 inches in diameter and up to 50 pounds. It installs with three No. 10 bolts or screws through its 7/8-inch W x 6-inch L base.
Davis Instruments' Quick Fist retails for $14.99 for two standard or one Super Quick Fist.