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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 .

BULLDOG Designs Rigid Mount Collar-Lok Coupler

Mon Apr 10, 2017

PLYMOUTH, Michigan - BULLDOG has designed the Rigid Mount Collar-Lok Coupler. Featuring an anti-rattle design to help eliminate movement while towing, a downward bias levels under load to improve articulation from the trailer to the tow vehicle.

The coupler’s force transfer feature resists damage and extends service life.

Featuring one-tool installation using four bolts, a hexagonal depression prevents nut rotation during assembly.

Available in a 7,000-pound weight capacity with 2-inch ball and a 12,500-pound weight capacity with 2-5/15-inch ball, both couplers carry a limited five-year warranty.

“We know our customers have experienced movement and rattling – it is a common phenomenon with adjustable couplers,” says Todd Walstrom, Horizon Global vice president/general manager of trailer/industrial products. “To address this situation, we’ve created the first anti-rattle coupler in the industry. Now, users can focus on the road, rather than the distraction of the rattler of their trailer connection.”