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 .
Tue Feb 21, 2017
CURT Manufacturing has designed a brand new gooseneck hitch, specifically for Ford Super Duty trucks.
This OEM-style hitch is a highly valuable asset for CURT dealers and consumers alike, featuring a one-person installation, a 30,000-pound weight rating and a limited lifetime warranty, all wrapped up in a dependable, made-in-USA design, according to a press release.
Like the company's Double Lock EZr, the new OEM-style gooseneck hitch for Ford #60700 boasts a one-person installation. This is a game-changer for CURT dealers. The hitch is built with fewer, more compact pieces, so they can be lifted and bolted into place by a single installer, without the help of a second person.
CURT also has eliminated a number of steps from the process to speed up installation time, including:
• No need to lower the exhaust
• No need to remove the truck bed
• No welding required
• No bed flange trimming required
• No frame drilling required
Once installed, the OEM-style gooseneck hitch for Ford offers reliable towing strength with a gross trailer weight capacity of 30,000 pounds and a patented 2 5/16-inch latch-locking trailer ball. The hitch itself is made in the USA for the utmost quality and it comes with a rust-resistant liquid Aquence coating. We also back this American-made hitch with a limited lifetime warranty.