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 .
Thu Jan 5, 2017
Davis Instruments has introduced its Snap Tool Multi-Key for outdoors enthusiasts to use when cold and wet fingers hinder grabbing items.
The Snap Tool Multi-Key is a deck plate key with an attitude. It's packed with features that anyone venturing outdoors will want on hand—or in a pocket, according to a press release.
Its button snapper and unsnapper are designed for shrunken canvas or corroded snaps. The zipper puller can tame the stiffest and stickiest of zippers, and can be useful when the pull tab is missing.
A palm-sized toolbox, the Snap Tool Multi-Key has 5/16-inch, 3/8-inch, 7/16-inch and 1/2-inch hex wrench sockets, a scraper and a sharp, recessed cutting blade for line and cord. It has a slotted screwdriver and is the world's only deck key with a Phillips head.
Thicker and stronger than other similar tools, the patent-pending Snap Tool Multi-Key's plate is manufactured from hardened 304 stainless steel, so it won't corrode or break. It measures 2.75-inches wide by 4.48-inches long, weighs 2.8 ounces and sells for $12.99.