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 .
Fri May 19, 2017
The electronic version of the May issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we look at the growing type B and C segment on the market in motorized sales and talk with Thor Motor Coach Vice President of Product Development Jon Krider about what's in the future for the company's 2018 type B and C coaches.
Next, you will read about SilverLeaf Electronics and its new product - "Rozie" - which allows RV owners to monitor and change system settings in their coaches from anywhere in the world through applications on their smart devices.
We will take you to Tulsa, Oklahoma on a tour of Tulsa RV. Owner Craig Goldrich's story is one of perseverance and determination as he worked his way up from a traveling RV salesman to an owner of three dealership locations in the area.
Winegard's Wi-Fi enhancer, the ConnecT is catching on with many OEMs throughout the industry, as well as making ground in the aftermarket. With so many campers today claiming Wi-Fi as their "fourth utility," the ability to connect is becoming increasingly important. Winegard's staff will teach readers about their upgrades to the ConnnecT system.
Finally, readers will get the chance to read about Airxcel's new products and how the innovation at two of the company's divisions approaches the engineering, designing and refining aspects of its manufacturing to continually offer new and improved iterations of its products to the marketplace.
Also, the mobile-friendly version of RV News Magazine is now fully operational at www.rvnews.com.
The online version of the monthly magazines have been available on desktop websites since the first version in January 2016. Now, the mobile-friendly versions on smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices is fully operational.
To access the mobile version, all that mobile users need to do is visit www.rvnews.com on their devices, click on the magazine tab on the left hand side, which will take them to all of the magazines in chronoligical order, beginning with the most recent. Users can then click on any of the magazine covers or the link below them and can begin reading RV News Magazine immediately.
RV News Magazine has been publishing the latest RV industry news since January 2016. In addition to feature stories on the latest industry trends, dealer, supplier and manufacturer profiles and other feature stories, the magazine's website is updated daily with the most relevant and latest news. A daily newsletter has been circulated since October 2016, with each business day's latest RV industry-related news.
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To begin reading the May issue of RV News, click on the link below.