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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 .

Video: Spartan Motors Demos APS at Florida RV SuperShow

Fri Jan 20, 2017

148493215095723.jpgTAMPA, Florida - Spartan Motors, Inc. demonstrated its groundbreaking Advanced Protection System driver safety technology at the Florida RV SuperShow this week, complete with a simulated crash scenario in which an APS-enabled RV successfully avoids a collision without driver interference.

"We introduced our APS platform with 2017 model year coaches, but this is the first opportunity we've had to show it to the RV community so they could witness the technology firsthand," Spartan Motors President and CEO Daryl Adams says. "It's an impressive combination of cutting-edge technologies, yet it's not until you actually see it in action that you can begin to appreciate the new level of collision mitigation and resulting safety we've introduced. We're proud to say Spartan Motors is the first chassis supplier to bring this game-changing technology to the market."

Spartan's Advanced Protection System is available on 2017 type A luxury coaches from leading premium manufacturers Entegra and Newmar. Spartan's APS platform utilizes the following systems:

Radar-based Collision Mitigation (Forward Warning and Active Braking)
Electronic Stability Control
Adaptive Cruise Control
Spartan Safe Haul — a proprietary, integrated air braking system for towing

"This technology not only makes RVing safer, but it also opens doors to new consumers who may not have considered a Class A coach up to this point," Spartan Specialty Vehicles President Steve Guillaume says. "It ultimately makes the road ahead that much safer for everyone traveling on it."

The 2017 Florida RV SuperShow is held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa Jan. 17-22. It is the largest RV show in the nation. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 16 years are free.

To view a video of Spartan's APS platform in action, click on the link below, which will take you to the RV News Video Library.

Additional Information: http://www.rvnews.com/pages/video_library