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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 .

K-Z RV's Connect Travel Trailers Experience Record Sales

Tue Feb 21, 2017

148769670370498.jpgSHIPSHEWANA, INDIANA – Newly-redesigned Connect Travel Trailers by K-Z are experiencing record sales at this spring’s shows, according to K-Z Product Manager Brent Froman. Connect is a 96-inch-wide, aerodynamic laminated travel trailer, offering floorplans ranging from 22 to 33 feet in length.

“Early show feedback from our dealers has been excitingly positive,” Froman says. “with ‘brisk’ being the common adjective used to describe Connect’s sales.”

Connect interiors offer gourmet kitchen layouts and living spaces rivaling much larger fifth wheels.

True to its name, Connect offers state-of-the-art technology, including a multi-media stereo featuring DVD/Bluetooth with near field communication (NFC) wireless connectivity. NFC allows two-way communication between a smart phone and other electronic devices, as in downloading music from your phone to the multi-media stereo system.

Sleeping spaces include a residential queen mattress with under-bed storage system and are well designed. Baths host a foot-flush toilet and either a radius or 36 x 40-inch shower.

Additional features include a standard climate package (insulated, heated and enclosed underbelly), upgraded Equa-Flex rubberized suspension, sleek, Euro-style Alumitread entry steps, the popular Key-Alike baggage and entry security system, rear flip-down storage rack and K-Z’s 24-month limited warranty.