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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 .

Torklift Releases Tie Down Fitments for 2017 Trucks

Wed Jan 11, 2017

SUMNER, Washington — The latest Torklift International truck camper tie down fitments for 2017 trucks are coming out now with more being added weekly, according to a company press release.

Ford and Dodge applications are the most recently released tie down parts. There are fits available in steel applications as well as light weight military-grade aluminum Talon tie downs. Among other 2017 applications are SuperHitch, StableLoad suspension stabilizers and HiddenPower auxiliary battery trays. Applications for 2017 Chevrolet, Dodge, Toyota and Nissan are currently underway.

“We aim for the majority of our products to be no-drill to ensure the least amount of alterations to the vehicle frame so it is important that we test each vehicle that we get at our Retail Product Development Center which houses our innovation and engineering teams,” Torklift International General Manager Jay Taylor says. “So far we have tested all F350s, all F450s, all but one F250 and most F150s. We aim to have the ones we have yet to test in as soon as possible.”

The Torklift tie downs are designed to provide safety, security and stability by attaching to the strongest part of the truck, which is the frame.

“When using these tie downs, there is a dramatic improvement with vehicle handling and stability,” Taylor says. “It’s the safest way to haul a truck camper by preventing movement in all directions which will also eliminate bed damage and torn camper anchor points.”

Torklift is in the process of testing 2017 Chevrolet, Dodge, Nissan and Toyota trucks for tie down fitments. It is the only truck camper tie down that mounts using independent tie down points that bolt directly to the truck frame and is 100 percent no-drill on the Talon aluminum edition.

“By using the Torklift tie down system, customers are maintaining the value of their truck and prevent rust and bed damage by avoiding having to drill into their truck bed or bumper in order to haul a truck camper,” Taylor says.

Truck camper tie downs from Torklift International are available online or in store through any of its Certified Dealers. Their tie downs are proudly made in the United States and are the only ones available that come with a Legendary Lifetime Warranty. View newly released 2017 fits, as well as new 2016 and 2015 applications at www.torklift.com/new-fits or learn more by visiting www.torklift.com.