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 .

FMCA Reviews Erwin Hymer's Aktiv

Fri Jun 2, 2017

The following portion of a review of the Erwin Hymer Group's Aktiv motorhome appeared in FMCA Magazine, as written by Lazelle Jones. The full article is available in the link below.

"German RV manufacturer Erwin Hymer Group has been building recreation vehicles in Europe since 1956. In February 2016, the company acquired Canadian Type B motorhome manufacturer Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., which led to the formation of Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc. Not long after the acquisition, EHGNA introduced a Type B motorhome under the Hymer brand, the Aktiv, which is the subject of this review.

As its name implies, the Aktiv was created for those who enjoy an “active” lifestyle. Other design criteria included respectable fuel economy; driving ease and maneuverability, even in urban settings; and ample power and responsiveness. The Aktiv’s compact size enables it to be driven just about anywhere. Yet, when designing the coach, Hymer personnel also wanted it to provide creature comforts associated with the luxury RV lifestyle. Finally, EHGNA officials wanted this motorhome to be offered at a retail price point that fits the “family budget.”

I was eager to see what the new Aktiv offers the motorhome enthusiast. After waiting “in line” several months for a preview opportunity, I took temporary possession of a unit in February 2017. What followed were several days of primitive camping in Utah, and 1,200 miles of driving across a wide variety of road scenarios (I avoided snow and ice-covered roads, however).

Additional Information: https://www.fmcmagazine.com/motorhome-articles/4387-hymer-aktiv.html