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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 .

Highland Ridge Will Unveil Highlander Toy Hauler at Hershey Show

Tue Sep 12, 2017

150522871561870.jpgSHIPSHEWANA, Ind. - Highland Ridge RV, a division of Jayco Inc., has announced it will unveil the re-positioned Highlander Toy Hauler this week at the Hershey RV Show in Pennsylvania. Several key improvements have been made to the product, including introducing it in a price point well below most of its competition. Below are just a few key product features:

• Full-Profile Roof Line: the taller roof-line allows Highlander Fifth Wheels the ability to utilize 7 – 7 1/2-foot tall slide-out rooms in all models. The increased volume provides a more open floorplan utilizing larger windows and a taller slide-out room - giving the appearance of a much larger unit.
• Frameless Windows: The frameless windows, normally used in competing product offered at a much higher price point, enhance the ‘high-end’ exterior appearance of the Highlander Toy Hauler.
• Corian Solid-Surface Counters: True Corian solid-surface counters are now a standard feature in all Highlander Toy Haulers. Corian has long been known for its durable, non-porous, easy-to-clean surfaces and has been used in several of Highland Ridge’s high-end units for several model years.

“We are very much looking forward to the launch of the redesigned Highlander Toy Hauler this week in Hershey,” Highland Ridge RV General Manager Jason Poole says. “The entire Highlander team has worked overtime to bring this new platform to both our dealers and consumers at the Largest Retail RV Show, and we feel that all of this hard work will definitely pay off. When you compare all of the features this toy hauler has, apples-to-apples, at this lower price point, we are confident we have brought to market an exceptional product with an exceptional value."

Highland Ridge RV will also be marketing its entire product lineup at the Elkhart Open House next week. The display is located within the Jayco Family of products at the entrance of the RV Hall of Fame. The display will be open on Monday, Sept. 18 for all the Dealers who are in town early and want to take advantage of the added hours to view the entire Highland Ridge display. For more details on the product, contact Jason Martin (Product Manager - Highlander Toy Haulers) at jtmartin@highlandridgerv.com.