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
Jayco, Inc. has unveiled 14 new RVs at the RVIA National Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Below are quick product information on each of the new products.
Jay Sport 12SC
Jayco’s camping trailer lineup has been simplified with the 2017 models. Top highlights include new retro-modern look with rear black diamond plating, redesigned black diamond-plated front storage box, stabilizer jacks and spare tire, aluminum entrance step, Teddy Bear bunk mats, powered roof vent, and hinged galley with refrigerator that remains accessible when the camper is compacted for transportation. Popular options for ease and convenience include aluminum wheels, power roof lift system with remote key fob, Porta-Potti and collapsible hanging wardrobe/shelf combo.
Brand new for model year 2017, the Hummingbird is feature-packed and fit for fun. Top standards include a powered awning with remote, Keyed-Alike system, 2-by-4-foot folding picnic table, Bluetooth stereo, convection microwave, and Jayco-exclusive Simmons mattress. Popular options include an electric tongue jack, covered underbelly with a layer of AstroFoil insulation, A-frame bike rack, and 24-inch LED TV.
Jay Flight SLX 175RD
Featuring a queen bed and a large U-dinette, the new Jay Flight SLX 175RD packs in the family fun. This new 7-foot wide floorplan combines all the camping necessities in a lightweight, easy-to-tow trailer. Top features of the Jay Flight SLX line include a power awning, Bluetooth stereo, maple cabinet doors and Keyed-Alike system. Optional features include a roof-mounted 13,500-BTU air conditioner and the Sani-Con Turbo Waste Management System.
Jay Flight SLX 294QBSW
The new Jay Flight SLX 294QBSW features a large U-dinette and a bunkroom complete with four bunks, making it a perfect fit for camping families. This 8-foot wide trailer features a power awning, Bluetooth stereo, maple cabinet doors and Jayco’s Keyed-Alike system. Popular options include a 15,000-BTU air conditioner, enclosed underbelly, bedspread, 50-amp service, and the Sani-Con Turbo Waste Management System.
Jay Flight 29BHDB
Jay Flight is the No. 1-selling travel trailer for 11 consecutive years, and the new 29BHDB continues to deliver. This new floorplan boasts one and a half baths, double-over-double bunks, a large U-dinette, and an outside kitchen. Top standards include a Bluetooth stereo, Keyed-Alike system, pull-out faucet with sprayer, stainless steel appliances and under-counter LED accent lights. Popular options include the Thermal Package (for added warmth), aluminum rims, roof ladder and electric auto-leveling system.
Jay Flight Bungalow 40LOFT
The Jay Flight Bungalow 40LOFT is a must-see for camping families. This floorplan combines ample living space, a full bedroom and a loft area for the kids. Your kids (or grandkids) will love the additional loft area. Popular options include a king bed and theater seating, fiberglass sidewalls for added warmth, stainless steel appliances and solid-surface kitchen countertops.
Eagle HT Travel Trailer 295DBOK
Brand new for 2017 is the newest addition to the Eagle product lineup, the Eagle HT Travel Trailer. The 295DBOK floorplan features double-over-double bunks, an outside kitchen, a spacious living area with entertainment center and a 21-foot awning. Top options for this floorplan include a party sofa (with stowable table and hide-a-bed), LED fireplace, exterior bumpermount grill and Voyager wireless backup/rearview camera and monitor kit.
Eagle Travel Trailer 320RLTS
The new 2017 Eagle Travel Trailer boasts an all-new look, with a new Silver Eagle high-grade vinyl exterior graphics package. Top features of this floorplan include an entertainment center with LED fireplace, tri-fold sofa and LED HDTV. Standards include Goodyear tires, residential queen Simmons mattress, Corian solid-surface kitchen countertop with flush-mount sink covers, and stainless steel appliances, just to name a few. Popular options include a rolling island, king bed and refrigerator size upgrades (12 cu. ft. and 23 cu. ft. available).
Eagle HT Fifth Wheel 30.5MBOK
The new 30.5MBOK Eagle HT fifth wheel is the newest Eagle HT bunkhouse fifth wheel and the shortest/lightest mid-bunk floorplan in the industry. Eagle HT FW standards include residential queen Simmons mattress, Magnum Truss Roof System, high-gloss fiberglass front cap with built-in LED lighting and LED exterior lighting package, just to name a few. This floorplan sleeps at least eight people, thanks to the queen bed, bunk room, hide-a-bed sofa and dinette.
The new Pinnacle 37RSTS luxury fifth wheel combines the luxuries and comforts of home with the convenience of a fifth wheel. Top features of this floorplan include a king bed, tri-fold hide-a-bed sofa, theater seating, and outside kitchen and a large 20-foot awning. There are two beautiful premium full cut-and-buff paint options available, Sterling Ivory or Black Merlot. Other options include a reclining sofa, 18 cu. ft. Polar Max Norcold gas/electric refrigerator with ice maker and a second awning over the living room slide.
The new Seismic 4113 features a large patio with exterior TV, sofa with folding backrests, loft area and one and a half baths. This large toy hauler packs the adventure with crowd-pleasing standards including Goodyear Endurance tires, Corian countertops, enclosed and heated underbelly, LED TVs and a pull-down rear screen. Options include a party deck, Premium Paint Package, 23 cu. ft. refrigerator, dishwasher and three-season removable garage wall, just to name a few.
With the 2017 Greyhawk type C motorhome, the journey is sure to be as smooth as the destination is fun. Engineered for superior on-the-road performance and loaded with residential amenities, Greyhawk makes every mile enjoyable. Top Greyhawk features include one-piece, seamless front cap and fiberglass roof; side-view cameras; 7,500-pound hitch with 750-pound tongue weight; automatic hydraulic leveling jacks; and tankless water heater with digital display inside the coach. Greyhawk is equipped with JRide Plus, which includes Hellwig helper springs, rubber isolation mounts, computer-balanced driveshaft, Bilstein shock absorbers, standard front stabilizer bar and rear heavy-duty stabilizer bar. Popular options include Autumn Air or Summer Bliss paint packages, aluminum rims and front entertainment center.
The Melbourne type C motorhome is top-line comfort backed by rock-solid durability: built on a Mercedes 3500 chassis and powered by a 188-horsepower, V6 turbo diesel engine to keep you going. The new 24M Melbourne provides an ideal layout, allowing for additional living area due to the combined bedroom and living space. Top highlights of this floorplan include a kitchen with ample storage space, a large bathroom with linen closet and a 32-inch TV lift. Popular options include a fireplace, front overhead storage, and 3.2 KW diesel generator.
The new 36T Precept type A motorhome boasts several residential amenities, including a master suite complete with full bathroom, queen bed, TV and storage. All Precept floorplans come equipped with JRide Plus, including: Bilstein shock absorbers, computer-balanced driveshaft, jounce bumpers, standard rear stabilizer bar and a heavy-duty front stabilizer bar. Other standard features with the 36T include bunk beds, tri-fold sofa and two full bathrooms. Popular options include Premium Paint Packages (Desert Sky, Summer Wood and Moon Bay), washer/dryer combination, Flexsteel theater seating and a 12 cu. ft. 4-door refrigerator.
In addition, Entegra Coach has released one new coach at the show as well.
Built on a Spartan K2 raised-rail chassis and with a Cummins ISL turbocharged 450 HP engine, the Insignia brings the same style, class and quality you’ve come to expect from Entegra Coach. As with the other Entegra Coach models, Insignia is built on the exclusive X-Bridge frame, which is meticulously welded into the chassis frame for an even smoother ride. The new Insignia 44W floorplan features a master suite, an entertainment center with a 50-inch LED TV, desk/dinette area and 1.5 baths. Insignia highlights include LED lit solid-surface countertops, Whirlpool residential 20 cu. ft. refrigerator, stackable washer/dryer and a premium audio sound system. Options include an LED lit electric fireplace, Winegard Trav’ler satellite dish, solar panel prep, front overhead TV and a central vacuum system. With amenities such as porcelain tile flooring, LED lighting and a Spartan Message Center with LCD display, experience the new Insignia with the integrity you know from Entegra Coach.