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 .

Photographer Builds Himself Truck Camper from Toyota Hilux

Mon Apr 10, 2017

149184125437381.jpgWhat’s the point of life on the road in a mobile home if you’re only restricted to where the asphalt leads? At least that’s the question photographer Stefan Forster asked himself before deciding to build out an epic camper truck based off a Toyota Hilux.

Dubbed the Expedition V1 and nicknamed, Úlfur (Icelandic for “wolf”) this is one intense 4×4 off-road capable vehicle, according to a story by Hi Consumption.

Over the course of a year and with the help of Geocar, Hurter Offroad and Arctic Trucks Iceland, this Hilux made the transition from ordinary pickup to extraordinary backcountry vehicle. It’s powered by a 3.0L 225hp diesel engine and boasts a custom-made cabin complete with all the amenities Forster and fellow travelers could want.
Additionally, the Expedition also hosts a slew of off-road features outfitted for even the harshest of conditions. These include a TJM snorkel, a WARN cable, HELLA lights, front and rear differential locks, underbelly protection and an internal radio control unit among many others. Is it for sale? Absolutely not. Will it motivate you to start saving and build your own? Absolutely.

Additional Information: http://hiconsumption.com/2017/04/toyota-hilux-expedition-v1-camper/