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 Apr 19, 2017
Haulmark has unveiled new VG-Series, an ultra-durable trailer with three times the life-expectancy of similar models. Constructed with state-of-the-art technology adapted from the automotive industry, the trailers are lighter, stronger and more corrosion resistant than ever before. The new VG-Series also features four distinct trim levels to suit every trailer owner’s needs.
The Haulmark VG-Series, part of the Universal Trailer Corporation family of brands, is produced in a new $25 million facility in Bristol, Indiana and reflects more than two years of innovation, including proprietary construction material, intelligent robotic welding for square and true frames; HSLA (high-strength, low-alloy) roll formed steel, double-flanged cross members to minimize road vibrations; frames dipped in an advanced coating providing ultimate anti-corrosion protection; and automotive fastener technology for perfectly aligned trailer chassis, walls and roof, according to a story by Broadway World.
To verify its new materials, semi-automated production and sophisticated fastening methods, Haulmark implemented rigorous research, stress-testing its trailers on commercial truck test tracks, as well as using 3D modeling and computer vibration simulation to further validate the new design.