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 .

CURT Introduces Heavier-Duty Model of Weight Distribution System

Thu Jan 5, 2017

148364849195070.jpgCURT Manufacturing has introduced a new, heavier-duty model of its advanced TruTrack weight distribution system. This new model features a 15,000-pound gross trailer weight capacity and is ideal for the largest of RV trailers and campers.

The CURT TruTrack weight distribution system is unique from all other weight distributing hitches and sway control products. It combines the functions of weight distribution and sway control into one product, providing the smoothest, safest towing possible and eliminating the need to buy an additional sway control. Unlike other WD hitches, the integrated sway control of the TruTrack WD system uses a spring & cam system and adjustable support brackets to keep the trailer better aligned with the tow vehicle. The system features hardened components to resist wear and remain quiet.

The original TruTrack #17500, introduced in 2014, offered a maximum weight capacity of 10,000 pounds. The new TruTrack model #17501 with the same advanced integrated sway control system now has a higher weight capacity of 15,000 pounds. Like the 10,000-pound version, the 15,000-pound TruTrack also features hex castle nuts and two neutral spring bar settings to easily accommodate different trailers. It also comes with extended spring bars for larger trailers, a pre-torqued trailer ball, a durable carbide powder coat finish and a 10-year limited warranty.

Click on the link below to learn more.