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 Manufacturing Develops New Puck System Fifth Wheel Adapter

Thu Feb 9, 2017

148665035662961.jpgCURT Manufacturing has developed a new puck system fifth wheel roller adapter, specifically for short-bed Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks equipped with the OEM puck system fifth wheel/gooseneck prep package.

This adapter is designed to accept all CURT fifth wheel hitches with rollers, up to 20,000 pounds. When secured to the OEM truck bed puck system, it is immediately ready to tow a fifth wheel trailer.

Like its other OEM puck system fifth wheel products, the key feature of the GM fifth wheel roller adapter #16023 is its quarter-turn anchors. With the hitch head and roller assembly pinned to the adapter, the system can easily be dropped into the puck mounts whenever needed and secured with the quarter-turn anchors. The anchors are adjustable to eliminate chucking noises between the adapter and under-bed platform, and they allow the entire hitch to be removed from the truck bed within seconds.

The CURT fifth wheel roller adapter for Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks provides the ultimate in versatility for the CURT fifth wheel line. With a gross trailer weight capacity of 20,000 pounds, it is able to accept all CURT fifth wheel rollers rated up to 20,000 pounds, including the R16 (#16560) and R20 (#16550). It meets SAE J2638 testing protocols and is coated in a highly durable carbide black powder coat finish to protect against scratches and rust.

The OEM puck system fifth wheel roller adapter has a 10-year limited warranty.