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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 .

RV News Exclusive: Classic Accessories Debuting 18 New RV Covers

Tue Mar 14, 2017

148950762547389.jpgClassic Accessories will be debuting 18 new RV covers for the fall of 2017 in several different sizes and applications to add to its Permapro collection.

The variety of new covers will include ones for folding campers, molded fiberglass travel trailers, type B motorhomes and teardrop trailers.

Shuyler Mowe, Classic Accessories’ vice president of business development, says the added covers are in response to the changing preferences among RV consumers.

“We feel that these new sizes address the changes we’ve seen in the RV aftermarket as more consumers choose lighter towables as well as Class B RV options,” Mowe says. “This will also give us the largest assortment of options in the cover market.”

All of the covers will come with Permapro’s lifetime warranty and will be available for purchase through dealers.

Additionally, Classic Accessories will be making a change to the PolyPro 3 line by the fall as well.

The company will be vacuum-packing its line which will reduce the product size by up to 25 percent, making them easier to merchandise on store shelves and will also help to reduce shipping costs, Mowe says.

“RV covers are very large items, so anything we can do to make it easier for RV dealerships to merchandise these products in their crowded showrooms is a big plus,” Mowe says.

Classic Accessories was founded in 1983 in a small basement in Seattle, Washington by Jacob Engelstein, who saw an opportunity to create automotive accessories such as seat belt pads, steering wheel covers and more.

In the 34 years the company has been in business, it has steadily increased its product development and expanded to cover cars, RVs, motorcycles, scooters, patio furniture, grills, boats, snowmobiles, power equipment, generators, golf carts, ATVs and more.

For more information, visit http://classicaccessories.com.