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 .

OPUS Camper USA Launches OPUS Outback

Wed Jun 21, 2017

OPUS Camper USA has announced that it will be releasing the OPUS Outback this summer, the latest model designed for fully off-road camping.

The OPUS Outback combines the luxury and space of the original OPUS Camper with an upgraded, all-terrain chassis. New standard features include 42-gallon on-board water system, built-in shower and a slide out kitchen.

The off-road design originated in Australia, driven by the extreme conditions of the Australian Outback. OPUS Australia has already seen huge success with this model, according to a press release.

The design upgrades include a chassis with independent torsion suspension, a 12-inch minimum ground clearance and an angled rear cut-out meaning the OPUS Outback is ready to follow you wherever you choose to take it. Weighing in at 2,870 pounds curb weight, the OPUS Outback can be towed by most 6-cylinder SUVs and even has the option for a cargo rack or racking system on the roof to haul up to 700 pounds of gear.

The OPUS Outback sets up in less than 10 minutes, including the external slide-out kitchen with 4-burner gas stove and battery powered sink as well as the outside shower.

Inside the camper, the leatherette club lounge offers a comfortable respite from the outdoors and the 8-foot ceiling and large skylights make the camper bright and spacious. Two queen-sized beds are located at each end of the camper and the club lounge folds down to sleep a further two. The OPUS Outback is also fully compatible with the innovative AIR OPUS inflating tent upgrade, available on this model from September 2017.

OPUS was developed to offer the comforts of a traditional RV in a good-looking, compact trailer. The OPUS Outback takes this concept one step further, allowing RVers to travel further and take the basecamp with them wherever they choose to go, without compromising on luxury or comfort.