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 Sep 13, 2017
Jackson Center, Ohio - Airstream, the manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, has announced the debut of its newest touring coach, the Airstream Atlas. As the market share leader in Mercedes-Benz type B motorhomes with the Airstream Interstate for six years in a row, the Atlas leverages the same uncompromising approach to luxury design that continues to make the Interstate a success. Designed to offer supreme luxury, comfort and safety qualities, the Atlas has more than 50 best-in-class features and the most spacious floorplan in Airstream’s touring coach line-up.
The Airstream Atlas is built on the award-winning Mercedes-Benz cut-away chassis and boasts every advanced performance, luxury and safety option available. Built for travel comfort, the Atlas’ bold design and premium safety features give travelers the confidence and security of knowing you and your loved ones are enjoying life’s richest experiences in one of the most advanced motorhomes on the road today.
The Atlas boasts beautiful bodylines with custom bodywork that eliminates many seams and trim common on other motorhomes. It includes a power slide out room with a Murphy bed suite, luxurious soft-touch interior styling with Ultraleather seating, signature high-gloss Airstream cabinetry and a 40-inch LED HDTV hidden on a power lift inside the credenza.
“Our Interstate product has set the bar high with a strong leadership position in the Class B market; and it was a natural move to expand our partnership with Mercedes-Benz and get into the B+ segment,” Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler says. “We designed the Atlas with the vision of making the best motorhome with the top features and designs that are out of reach for most builders. Every aspect was thoughtfully considered in pursuit of unparalleled driver comfort, safety and design quality that we could offer. We’re not resting on past success, we’re building on it.”
The Atlas features more than 50 best-in-class features including:
• Air Ride Suspension System
• 3.2kw Cummins-Onan Quiet Diesel Generator
• Luxurious Rear Bath Suite with Teak Shower Inlay
• Murphy Suite with Froli Ergonomic Sleep System
• Keyless remote locking exterior storage compartments
• Advanced safety features: collision prevention assist, lane keeping assistant, side and rear-view camera assist, load adaptive electronic stability program, high-beam assist, headlamp cleaning system and automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers
Airstream dealers will begin receiving inventory throughout the fall and consumers may place orders for delivery in spring 2018. For more information about Atlas and other products in Airstream’s lineup, visit www.airstream.com.