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 .
Wed Jun 21, 2017
Eau Claire, Wisconsin - CURT, the leading manufacturer of USA-made hitches and a complete line of towing products, has added a new line of towed-vehicle RV harnesses to its electrical offering. Over the past year, CURT has put new effort into expanding its RV and heavy-duty lines, and these vehicle-specific harnesses are an exciting new chapter in that effort, according to a press release.
A towed-vehicle RV harness is similar to a CURT custom wiring harness. They are designed to “T” into the vehicle’s electrical system, using OEM-compatible plugs, and provide a standard 4-way flat connector. However, instead of using this connector to plug in the trailer wiring, the vehicle is able to plug into an RV for dinghy towing. In essence, it allows the vehicle to become a trailer, synchronizing its taillights, turn signals and brake lights with the RV.
Every CURT towed-vehicle RV harness is made vehicle-specific to provide a custom fit on each application. The OEM-compatible connectors are plug-and-play, eliminating the need for cutting, splicing and soldering. Each RV harness also comes with a 4-way flat extension cable, zip ties for securing the wires and a socket mounting bracket for attaching the connector at the front of the vehicle, under the hood.