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 .
Wed Mar 15, 2017
Tommy Pike Customs is not afraid of working under a deadline. In just three days, the company took a 2017 Toyota Tundra CrewMax from stock to shock at the South Carolina International Auto Show.
When Quaker State and the FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) needed a completely re imagined truck, they knew to call on Tommy Pike and his crew to bring the shop to the show and completely transform this vehicle from top to bottom.
As a Team ARIES Pro Builder, Tommy Pike Customs really wanted to turn some heads. They gave it the “TP Touch” treatment, utilizing ARIES unique 5 1/2-inch, eight sided, all-aluminum AdvantEDGE series side bars, headache rack and bull bar. Skyjacker Suspensions & Fuel Offroad supplied the lift and wheel package, Southern Lite LED lit it up, and CURT Manufacturing made it tow-ready with front and rear trailer hitches and heavy-duty adjustable ball mounts. The final touch was the Black Shadow Camo wrap.
Tommy Pike has been making his name as a premier vehicle builder since 2005. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Pike’s love of cars, his family and his customers is the foundation that keeps his business booming. ARIES Automotive is proud to have Tommy Pike Customs join the Team ARIES Pro Builder Program, according to a press release.