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 .

Emerald Luxury Coaches Introduces Mobile Service Trailer

Tue Jan 17, 2017

148466800462313.jpgIn a move aimed at bolstering the support it offers the growing roster of Emerald coach owners as well as the larger Prevost and type A motorhome communities, Emerald Luxury Coaches has introduced its own mobile service trailer to provide on-site maintenance and troubleshooting at RV rallies and other events.

“We see the trailer as an important supplement to the excellent service our coach owners already receive from our authorized dealers, Liberty Coach of Florida and Transwest,” Emerald CEO John Walker says.

Initially, the trailer will be a fixture at NASCAR events held at Texas Motor Speedway, where Emerald sponsors the facility’s elite VIP campground. It will also travel to selected RV rallies and Prevost-oriented events in Texas and beyond.

Longtime Emerald Service Manager Gus Garrison is in charge of the service trailer’s operations, which will focus primarily on electronic systems and components, including TV and audio, satellite communications, navigation and Crestron remote control.

In terms of design, the trailer reflects the expertise of Emerald CEO John Walker, whose Outlaw Conversions is the world leader in luxury horse trailer conversions. It features a sizeable office area in front and ample rear storage for tools, parts and other cargo as well as a golf cart to navigate shows/rallies and RV parks.

Services offered are by no means limited to Emerald coaches; quite the opposite in fact.

“Gus has tremendous expertise servicing all types of RV systems and the trailer is designed to provide support for any Prevost coach or Class A vehicle,” Walker says. "We welcome the opportunity to serve any coach owner who wants assistance and spread the word about Emerald.”

Headquartered in Stephenville, Texas, Emerald Luxury Coaches is a leading provider of luxury motorcoach conversions built on the legendary Prevost X3-45 platform. For more information about Emerald’s coaches, production process and personnel, visit www.emeraldluxurycoaches.com or call 888-675-8612.