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 .

Airstream and Pedego Electric Bikes Partner

Tue Jun 13, 2017

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - Airstream Inc., manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is extending the adventure to include bike paths. The Ohio-based company has partnered with California-based Pedego Electric Bikes to produce the new Pedego Airstream Electric Bike. Priced from $2,995, Pedego Airstream Electric Bikes are available in brushed aluminum to match Airstream’s classic style. They are available at Airstream dealerships and Pedego stores.

The Pedego Airstream Electric Bike provides a fun travel experience without sacrificing comfort. Riders can enjoy the great outdoors, going off the beaten path, reaching farther destinations and climbing to new vistas. Airstreamers find electric bikes useful as well as thrilling when they discover how easy it is to ride into town or along scenic paths after setting up camp. They can even zip along at high elevations without becoming winded.

Powered by Pedego’s rugged motors and powerful batteries, these bikes empower riders to fly over hills, zoom through headwinds and travel distances with ease. The Pedego Airstream Electric Bike features include:

• Cool brushed aluminum frame complementing the classic Airstream look
• Classic and Step-thru designs with a stylish 26-inch frame
• Wide, swept-back handlebars that promote a comfortable upright riding position
• State-of-the-art geared motor that delivers best-in-class acceleration and hill climbing
• Five levels of automatic pedal assist mode for a more natural riding experience
• LCD display with USB charging port for a phone and other devices
• Twist-and-go throttle for full power on demand
• Powerful 48-volt lightweight lithium battery with 10 or 15 AH providing an average of 25 to 60 miles distance per charge
• Shimano seven-speed gearing for maximum control while pedaling
• Top-of-the-line SRAM disc brakes for powerful and reliable braking
• Deluxe saddle with a suspension seat post for extra cushioning where it counts
• Kevlar-belted premium balloon tires available in black, brown or crème for an extra-smooth ride and flats prevention
• Front and rear lights for safety
• Optional MAG wheels for a new level of style and strength
• A two-year comprehensive warranty, one of the industry’s longest warranties

The bike comes complete with Airstream’s name on the chain guard as well as the company’s badge for the front emblem. This elegant electric bike will be shown at Airstream’s annual five-day event, Alumapalooza, held at the Airstream Inc. factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, May 30 - June 4.

“Airstream customers love the outdoors and the open road, so we are thrilled to partner with Pedego and allow Airstreamers to take their journeys even further with these one-of-a-kind aluminum electric bikes,” Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler says.

“The Pedego Airstream electric bike is a natural fit for those who love the open road for adventure,” Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and Co-Founder Don DiCostanzo says. "These bikes compliment Airstream’s legacy of quality, innovation, luxury and fun.”

This partnership was conceived and executed by Meriwether Group, a firm dedicated to accelerating strategy and outcomes for extension, licensing, distribution and mergers and acquisitions.