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 .

Spartan Motors Will Present New Chassis at FMCA Convention

Tue Jul 11, 2017

145512840627028.pngCHARLOTTE, Mich. - Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., will showcase its 2018 K3 605 model motorhome chassis at the Family Motor Coach Association's 96th International Convention, located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis July 12-15.

Exhibiting in booth numbers 2030-2031 and 2017-2018, Spartan's new K3 605 will be on display and features a Cummins X15 605 horsepower diesel engine, an Allison Transmission 4000 MH 6-speed electronic transmission, 20,000-pound independent front suspension and 20,000-pound towing capacity. The K3 605 underpins luxury motorhomes, including the Entegra Cornerstone, the Newmar King Aire, Newmar Essex and Newmar London Aire.

"FMCA is an ideal place to bring motorhome manufacturers and dealers together to see the newest offerings in the industry, which is why we're excited to introduce our newest motorhome chassis, the K3 605," Spartan Motors President and CEO Daryl Adams says. "Our unique chassis are built with a purpose – deliver the exceptional functionality and maneuverability customers expect from the industry's premier foundation."

In addition to the chassis, Spartan's booths will feature motorhome parts and accessories – including filters, belts and fluids – for sale to the public. Motorhome owners can also take advantage of Spartan's on-site experts to perform light-duty service to their rigs. Spartan Motors Technical Trainer, Mike O'Neil, will also be hosting a chassis maintenance seminar Friday, July 14 at 2 p.m. ET in seminar room No. 1, complimentary to event attendees.

FMCA is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati and currently has more than 70,000 active member families.