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 .

Hellwig Products Releases Air Spring Suspension System

Wed Jun 28, 2017

149866435728808.jpgVisalia, California - Hellwig Products has released its new aftermarket air spring suspension system for the 2017 line of Ford Super Duty trucks. The Big Wig’s 2,800-pound springs allow Super Duty owners to tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height, improving overall drive control.

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty series is one of the hottest trucks on the market, thanks to its formidable and capable Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine and new look. While these new trucks may be rated to tow and haul the heaviest loads of any Super Duty to date, the weight of a heavy trailer or load in the bed will still cause these trucks to ride low in the rear, impacting driver control and safety. Thanks to Hellwig, Super Duty owners will be able to properly level their vehicle and restore it to a proper ride height, not only improving the truck’s appearance but also its safety by transferring weight back on the front tires for better braking, steering and more even wear.

The Big Wig Air Springs are available for two-wheel drive F250 and F350 trucks with single rear wheels as well as four wheel drive trucks with up to a 2-inch lift or with a 2-4-inch rear lift. Kits are also available for the F350 and F450 four-wheel drive and dually trucks with a stock ride height. These kits feature a 2,800-pound air spring for each side and heavy-duty bulletproof brackets engineered to withstand the most demanding loads. The Big Wig air springs are three inches larger in diameter and up to three inches taller than those used by many other manufacturers. These larger springs require less air pressure for the same load, resulting in a softer spring rate, a more compliant ride and increase level load carrying capacity up to the manufacturer’s GVWR.

Hellwig’s bolt-on air springs allow for quick adjustments in air pressure to match the load and can even be configured independently to level out uneven loads. When paired with the optional compressor and tank mount, the air pressure can be adjusted on the fly, allowing for quick load corrections without service station assistance.

The Hellwig Air Springs can be installed easily with simple hand tools and includes all necessary parts. Similarly, the optional compressor and tank mount include all necessary parts and hardware. Hellwig air springs come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information on Hellwig’s Ford Super Duty Air Springs visit www.HellwigProducts.com.