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 .

Custer Products Introduces S.M.A.R.T. Rider Tow Light

Wed Dec 21, 2016

148234084172720.jpgCuster Products, LTD has introduced the new S.M.A.R.T. Rider Tow Light for both professional and customer use.

S.M.A.R.T. stands for Simple, Magnetic, Alerting, Radio-powered Tow light. The wireless S.M.A.R.T. Rider is designed to provide the highest visibility and best durability of any light bar of similar size, according to a press release.

With a price point competitive with light bars that lack S.M.A.R.T. Rider’s features and quality, the product features 42 bright LEDs to provide Stop Lamp, Tail Lamp, Side Marker Lamp and Turn Signal functionality.

Rather than sending signal from the tow vehicle to the tow lamp via a hard wire, the signal is sent wirelessly by an included 4-pin transmitter, which is fitted into the tow vehicle’s trailer wire harness plug. Wireless operation increases safety, as the need to connect wiring while parked on the roadside is eliminated, thereby reducing exposure to traffic dangers.

Professionals will also benefit from the time efficiencies created by the light’s quick and simple set-up. Power is supplied by an internal rechargeable battery, which keeps the LEDs bright for 12 hours between charges. 90-pound pull rubber-coated magnets ensure the S.M.A.R.T. Rider stays where it’s placed. S.M.A.R.T. Rider measures 23.5 feet Long, 3 feet high and 4.5 feet deep. The System includes a 12-volt charger, as well as complete instructions and is supported by Custer’s knowledgeable customer service.