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 .

Air Lift Company Offers Two New Load Support Solutions

Thu Mar 30, 2017

149088984681251.jpgLANSING, Michigan - Air Lift Company will be offering two new load support solutions for the suspensions of the 2003-2013 Ram 2500 and 2003-2017 Ram 3500 pickups. The newly re-engineered LoadLifter 5000(tm) and LoadLifter 5000(tm) ULTIMATE kits work with the existing chassis of the three-quarter- and one-ton pickup trucks, improving ride quality and leveling the vehicle during heavy-duty towing.

These two air suspension kits eliminate squat, bottoming out and trailer sway, all of which can occur when handling heavy loads, allowing the driver to tow and haul with safety and comfort. The kits include a new bracketry design, air springs and all required assembly hardware. Air Lift air springs are fully adjustable to maintain ideal ride height and are engineered to ensure proper weight distribution between all four tires, improve braking and steering.

"LoadLifter air suspension systems are specifically designed for heavy-duty trucks," Air Lift Load Support Division Marketing Manager Ryan Feyer says. "They go far beyond the typical load support solution for a leaf sprung suspension, providing unlimited adjustability that just isn't available with other products."

Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 kit (#57295 and #57297) features rugged air springs and durable components with a bolt-on design and provides up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity.

The LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE kit (#88295 and #88297) provides even greater ride support for frequent heavy-duty use. The kit takes the benefits of the LoadLifter 5000 one step further with the addition of a shock-absorbing internal jounce bumper, which adds extra support to the application. The increased support effectively eliminates the jarring impact of rough roads. Whether the vehicle is loaded or unloaded, the maintenance-free ULTIMATE kit fully adjusts for a safe and comfortable ride.

Both kits are easy to install and are backed by Air Lift's exclusive lifetime warranty on the entire contents of the kit (air springs, brackets, fittings and mounting hardware), along with a 60-day, money-back, satisfaction guarantee. For convenient adjustment of the air springs, from inside or outside the vehicle, Air Lift offers automatic, wired and wireless on-board air compressor systems.

Air Lift products can be purchased at most truck and SUV aftermarket retailers and online outlets. To find a retailer in your area, visit Air Lift's dealer locator at airliftcompany.com/dealer.