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 .

RV News Exclusive: Jumping Jack Trailers Debuts Blackout Upgrade

Wed Feb 15, 2017

148717486786541.jpgJumping Jack Trailers, based in Salt Lake City, has released a brand new Blackout upgrade, for all model sizes, in 2017.

The upgrade is designed to make carrying gear and everything else on the trailer easier than ever, whether it is in the hills, mountains, fishing, hunting, off-roading or camping. Providing a comfortable living space, the trailers can be set up and taken down in fewer than five minutes. It is also designed to efficiently haul ATVs, motorcycles, canoes, bicycles and all of the gear in a compact, easy-to-tow package.

Jumping Jack Trailers has been manufacturing unique camping/utility trailers since 2002. The Standard 6x8 Utility model can carry two full-size ATVs, side-by-side, motorcycles and more on its upper deck. Its tough tubular steel construction, 15-inch wheels and 3,500-pound torsion axle make it a great trailer, both traveling down the highway and traversing rough roads off the beaten path.

Once arriving at the destination, a spacious and durable tent is found neatly stored underneath the cargo deck. With the patented "jump-up" frame system, the tent requires no assembly to set up in mere seconds. The standard tent comes with two single beds, one on each side and a swing-up table, with 7 feet of headroom and large windows all around. Many accessories are available to enhance the camper's experience, including bed extensions for transforming the single beds into double beds on one or both sides. With the wings locked upright and the tent package removed, it becomes a high-box utility trailer with 4-foot walls and 192 cubic feet of capacity. This style trailer is also available in the Explorer 4x6 (1 ATV), Mid 6x12 (3 ATV) and Jumbo 6x17 (4 ATV) size.

The brand new Blackout models include new larger Diamond Tread Fenders to accommodate the larger 16-inch black Aluminum Alloy Wheels with 32-inch All Terrain Tires. The 4x6 and 6x8 models have a removable ball coupler that will accept a fully articulating hitch. With its new BLACKED OUT branding, which includes the black/grey logo, black tent bag and clear LED lens covers on the lights, it is sure to catch some attention.

Jumping Jack Trailers Vice President John Badger says the new model was designed to look more fierce and the response has been above and beyond from its customers.

"Everything was changed from gray to black to make it a little more gnarly looking," Badger says. "It's mainly a look thing. It's a meaner, neater-looking trailer. The response has been excellent."