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 .

Highland Ridge Launches Open Range UL2510BH Travel Trailer

Wed May 24, 2017

149557062728467.jpgShipshewana, Indiana – After months of preparation by its engineering and product development teams, Highland Ridge RV is preparing to launch an all-new Open Range Ultra-Lite floorplan, the UL2510BH, to its dealers this week.

This one-of-a-kind floorplan is equipped with all of the options exclusively used on all Highland Ridge RV Ultra-Lite trailers, and was designed to utilize a full-sized bathroom, large pass-thru storage area with bicycle storage, chef’s kitchen, bunk sleeping for four, and a private master bedroom with a walk-around queen bed. The UL2510BH weighs in at about 5,300 pounds, while comfortably sleeping up to eight family members.

“We continually ask our engineering and product development groups at the Ultra-Lite divisions to be creative and design floorplans that are both compact and lightweight, while still offering a family the comfort and storage space normally found in much larger and heavier units," Jayco Vice President Marc Hauser says. "We are also very sensitive to the needs of both our dealers and consumers to deliver this type of product at a compelling value. They definitely accomplished all of these goals on the Ultra-Lite 2510BH, and are now ready to bring to market a trailer that was well thought out and designed.”

“The entire Ultra-Lite team did an incredible job of thinking outside of the box on this project and really did their homework on this model," Highland Ridge RV General Manager Jason Poole says. "Both our Highland Ridge RV dealers and consumers alike are going to love what they find in this trailer. I am really looking forward to bringing this trailer to market, as it perfectly nailed the target we were aiming at.”

For more information or questions about the Open Range UL2510BH or any other Highland Ridge RV products, you can contact Jason Poole at jpoole@highlandridgerv.com.