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 .

Newmar Announces New Products and Updates for 2018 Product Year

Tue May 2, 2017

Newmar has announced several changes to its 2018 product line at the Newmar Dealer Meeting in Orlando, Florida last week.

The company also introduced the all-new 2018 New Aire, a type A diesel pusher.

Newmar Vice President of Sales John Sammut announced the new line of motorhome as well as changes to three different models and other new floor plans as well.

The 2018 New Aire features a Cummins 360-horsepower engine with V-Ride and independent front suspensions, a glass dash with digital instrumentation and push button ignition on 22-inch tires.

"Our company's sales of 34- and 37-foot diesel motor homes have grown over the last couple of years, mirroring the requests and inquiries for smaller units," Sammut says. "Newmar feels that this demand will only gain momentum over the next several years."

Standard features on the New Aire include hardwood cabinets in four stains offered with either matte or high gloss finish. It also includes solid surface countertops, tile flooring all the way to the bedroom and power shades on all the windows.

In the kitchen, the new motorhome has all-electric appliances including induction cook top, hydronic heating and hot water system, power electrical cord and water hose reels. Entertainment features include Sony televisions, a Winegard Rayzar digital TV antenna, Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar and Harman JBL 180-watt sound system.

"What's truly incredible is that, with all this content packed into the 2018 New Aire, it has 0-40 and 0-60 acceleration times that are slightly quicker than a 43-foot Dutch Star and nearly identical to that of the Mountain Aire," Sammut said at the dealer meeting. "

The 2018 Bay Star, Bay Star Sport and Essex are all new with life cycle changes. These changes include new front and rear caps, headlights, taillights and new instrument panels in the cockpit area.

The 2018 Essex also features an all new glass dash with digital instrumentation.

Additionally, half of the 88 floor plans available in the 2018 Newmar product lineup are new. Twenty-eight units in the Newmar product display are new designs.

Some of the new designs include the following:

2018 Canyon Star - offers a new rear ramp model with a patio deck. It also includes railing and steps for safety and access. Inside, the model also offers a small refrigerator, sink and television inside the rear cap facing the patio.

Another unique floor plan is the 2017 Ventana 4046, which offers a large 92-inch sofa in the front living area, a bedroom featuring a north-south bed as well as an island just in front of the foot of the bed.

Additional Information: http://www.therepublic.com/2017/05/02/cummins-reports-7-percent-first-quarter-gain/