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 .

Rear View Safety Adds Account Executive for RVs

Fri Dec 30, 2016

148310842127582.jpgNew York - Rear View Safety has announced that Eric Bauernfeind has joined the company as an Account Executive. Using his strong experience in business communications as well as his extensive knowledge of the RV world, Bauernfeind will help expand Rear View Safety by building thoughtful partnerships with OEM's, dealers and customers. He will also attend conventions and trade shows to create and build beneficial business relationships.

Prior to joining Rear View Safety, Bauernfeind spent several years at Forest River, where he focused on the selling and marketing of the FR3 type A motorhome and developed a dealer network for the Pacific Northwest. He also co-founded a business focused on managing a change of fitness centers in the Indianapolis area.

"With his experience in the RV world developing dealer networks and managing his own venture, Eric has the skills and capabilities to assist with our growth as we continue to push into new markets and continue to elevate our leadership in the vehicle safety world," Rear View Safety Director of Sales JP Weaver says.

A Northern Indiana native, Bauernfeind received his B.S. in accounting from Indiana University South Bend. Outside of work, he loves rugby and football. He will be based out of the Elkhart, Indiana Rear View Safety office.

"The Rear View Safety family is solutions driven," Bauernfeind says. "They have been successful bringing value based products to the market, while at the same time setting the quality standard for the industry. I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the best in the industry."

Rear View Safety joined the Safe Fleet Family in mid-2016. The Brooklyn, New York-based company specializes in working with OEM's across all industries to produce the highest quality and most effective camera safety solutions for their manufactured vehicles. Rear View Safety's trusted fleet division excels in creating and implementing practical strategies that protect the value and safety of fleets of all type and size. The company has been crucial in driving the rapid adoption of video systems in truck, trailer, commercial van, construction, bus and shuttle, government and municipality, emergency, agriculture, industrial and recreational vehicles. The recent partnership with Safe Fleet has allowed Rear View Safety to expand further into new markets. The company prides itself in having the highest quality products and best customer service in the industry.