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 .
Mon May 1, 2017
Stromberg Carlson has introduced its new Lend A Hand product to the RV market, a larger, fold-down step.
The AM-533 has the same footprint as the standard Lend A Hands, so blocking will not be a problem, according to Stromberg Carlson President Bob Brammer.
The product extends out an additional 10 inches and down an additional 13.5 inches to help the customers keep their balance when entering or leaving the RV.
The product will lock open to make entering and exiting the RV easier and it folds and locks to the side of the trailer during travel. No tools are required for the locking rail in open or closed positions. The mounting bracket is designed for left hand mounting applications. If mounted on the right side, the RVers may need to add support backing for mounting purposes, according to the website.