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 .
Thu Apr 20, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana - The Airstream Basecamp is focused on people who are looking for adventure, want to see the world and want to be comfortable while doing it. The 2017 Airstream model will now further enhance that comfort by using the Truma Combi as its combination water heater and forced-air furnace appliance.
“We needed systems on the Basecamp to be robust, reliable, efficient and provide an Airstream level of comfort,” Airstream General Manager of Travel Trailer Bryan Melton says. "The Truma Combi does just that. The Combi’s small footprint and combined furnace and hot water system leave room for outdoor enthusiasts to pack their gear and enjoy the comforts of home.”
“We worked very closely with the Airstream development team on this system, to understand their expectations," Truma Senior Vice President Mark Howlett says. "The Combi’s efficiency on propane mean longer stays in the outdoors, while the near silent operation of the furnace ensure a restful sleep.”
“The small trailer market is where Truma grew up in Europe and we are happy to partner with Airstream and their iconic brand in North America,” Truma North America President and CEO Gerhard Hundsberger says. "We believe they have found a niche in the market with the Basecamp.”