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 Apr 4, 2017
Goshen, Indiana - Keystone RV Company’s Passport Ultra Lite division is launching the ROV line of luxury lightweight trailers.
“We know from talking with consumers and our dealers that there is a huge, underserved market," Passport Product Manager Ryan Shuff says. "This could be tens of thousands of people. Many are individuals who have tent camped or camped with their parents but feel an RV is not in their plans because they do not have a large truck or tow vehicle or that the price is out of reach. ROV provides our dealers with an opportunity to reach out to these buyers with a high-quality camper that is both easily towable and extremely affordable.”
Weighing less than 3,000 pounds and luxuriously equipped, ROV delivers a host of features including a front window to fill the interior with natural light. In addition, ROV offers a fully equipped kitchen with convection microwave, bath, HD TV, roof air conditioning, larger holding tanks, power tongue jack and Thule patio awning. The dinette in the slide-room of the 170RKRV also doubles as an extra bed while the integrated hitch receiver will pair with a number of different racks to haul bicycles, kayaks or additional cargo. Towing is easier and more car-like, due in part to the 6 ½-foot wide body on 8-foot axles which means that the driver can easily see behind the coach without the use of extension mirrors.
In addition, ROV is designed to look like nothing else on the market. With a unique shape, clean graphics, wide-track axle and front windshield, ROV stands apart. Interiors feature higher-end fabrics, plush upholstery, larger TVs and expansive seating and sleeping areas.
"Our goal was to make the ROV feel like a large, luxury coach in a very attractive, smaller package that can be towed by customers driving smaller SUVs, crossover vehicles or mid-sized trucks," Shuff says.
ROV is currently offered in two floorplans, the 170RKRV and the 173RBRV, with two additional models coming soon. For dealer information, contact Shuff at 574-535-1475 or email shufr@KeystoneRV.com. Watch the ROV dealer video at http://bit.ly/ROV-dealer.