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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 .

Luverne Truck Equipment Unveils Textured Rubber Tow Guard

Tue Jan 10, 2017

148406485929498.jpgBrandon, South Dakota – LUVERNE Truck Equipment has unveiled a brand new product in its mud guard and splash guard line: the Textured Rubber Tow Guard.

The Tow Guard is a protective trailer hitch attachment that mounts at the rear of the vehicle and shields a trailer in tow against mud, stones and other road debris. It features a universal design, use-as-needed installation and USA-made construction.

The LUVERNE Textured Rubber Tow Guard is primarily designed for two things: 1) thorough trailer protection and 2) ease of installation. The Tow Guard offers full protection for the trailer by creating a barrier at the rear of the tow vehicle. Spanning the full width of the vehicle, it is designed to deflect road debris that is kicked up by the vehicle's tires. The Tow Guard also features a sturdy, USA-made construction similar to LUVERNE Textured Rubber Mud Guards. Powder-coated steel and 3/8-inch thick rubber flaps provide a reliable shield to protect the trailer against nicks, scratches and other unsightly damage.

The Tow Guard also is designed for fast, easy installation. It comes fully factory assembled, meaning it is ready to install right out of the package. It installs or removes as needed, using the receiver tube of the vehicle’s trailer hitch. Unlike most mud flaps that are designed for permanent installation, the Tow Guard can be installed or removed as necessary, using a heavy-duty U-bolt. It attaches directly to the ball mount shank and maintains full use of the hitch and any electrical components.

The LUVERNE Tow Guard is available in a universal width of 72 inches to fit most full-size pickups and SUVs. It also comes in two flap length options, including 15 inches and 20 inches and can be trimmed for a custom fit. Models are available to fit 2, 2 ½ or 3-inch receiver tubes.

For more information about the Tow Guard and how to select the right fit for a particular vehicle, visit LuverneTruck.com.