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 .

Leisure Travel Vans Adds a New Twin Bed Model to Wonder Lineup

Thu Sep 14, 2017

150539979737737.jpgWinkler, Manitoba - Leisure Travel Vans, a brand of Triple E Recreational Vehicles, has added a new, innovative twin bed model to the Wonder lineup – a revolutionary new RV with European interior styling built on the North American-built Ford Transit chassis.

“We believe the new Wonder Front Twin Bed model offers customers an innovative second option to the original Murphy Bed floorplan,” Triple E RV General Manager Ryan Elias says. “Some of the highlights of the new Wonder FTB include a wide open, spacious layout, a generous galley for those of us who enjoy cooking on the road and a large bathroom with a 30 by 32-inch enclosed shower. It’s amazing how spacious it feels for a motorhome under 25 feet in length. Our design team has once again done a great job with the new Wonder FTB.”

Interior storage can be found in abundance throughout the new Wonder. New for 2018, the Wonder can be outfitted with either Walnut or Modern Rift cabinetry, both featuring Bianco White FENIX NTM accent doors and LED lighting throughout. The FENIX NTM matte surfaces are scratch resistant, anti-fingerprint and anti-bacterial, making their European design easy to clean and care for.

On the exterior, the Wonder features an impressive 48 cubic feet of storage, with an exceptionally large rear storage compartment. The Wonder FTB brings quality entertainment to the open road, featuring a swing-out 28-inch LED TV, Bluetooth soundbar and Blu-ray player. Ensuring a good night’s sleep, the 32 by 76-inch twin beds can also be slid together, forming a single bed wider than a residential Queen bed.

The ergonomic galley features a 2-door, 6.7-cubic foot fridge/freezer and a convection microwave alongside the exceptionally large Corian Solid Surface countertop with room to spare for a coffee machine or toaster. Kitchen accessories such as hooks and paper towel holder are attached to a multi-purpose track. Deep, full extension drawers provide generous storage.

The Wonder’s stylish interior is matched with standard Graphite or White Suede full-body paint. Measuring less than 10 feet in total height and 24 feet, 9 inches in length, the compact Wonder features contoured sidewalls, a fiberglass flex roof and aerodynamic integrated front and rear fiberglass caps.

Cutting-edge features such as the Ford SYNC with MyFordTouch infotainment, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and GPS navigation system add to the luxury features of the motorhome. Wonder is also equipped with a lane-keeping safety feature that alerts the driver when the vehicle drifts out of a lane.

The Wonder is built on the Ford Transit cutaway chassis with a 178-inch wheelbase, a GVWR of 10,360 pounds and is powered by a 3.2L I-5 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel with 185HP, 350 ft-lb of torque and 6-speed auto transmission. That all adds up to a smooth ride with underlying muscle when the driver needs it.

The 2018 Wonder FTB will be available starting late 2017 and has a base price of $108,550.

See the all-new 2018 Wonder FTB in person at the following upcoming RV shows:

• America’s Largest RV Show - Hershey, Pennsylvania – Sept. 13-17
• California RV Show - Pomona, California – Oct. 6-15
• Manufacturers RV Show - Pleasanton, California – Jan. 6-15
• Florida RV SuperShow - Tampa, Florida – Jan. 17-21

To explore the all-new Wonder FTB and find out where else you can see it in person, visit www.leisurevans.com/wonder-ftb