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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 .

K-Z RV Offering New Floorplans with LCI's Duncan Windshields

Tue Sep 19, 2017

150583554062213.jpgElkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that KZ RV will offer floorplans on its 2018 Spree and SportTrek Touring models now featuring windshields supplied and installed by Duncan Systems, a subsidiary of Lippert Components.

The windshields featured on these models are manufactured utilizing DOT certified laminated glass and are supplied by Duncan Systems. These frameless windshields are bonded directly to the RV’s cap using Dow Automotive BETASEAL urethanes and primers. This application is supported by DOW trained and certified technicians and offers a lifetime warranty on leaks. This is supported by the nation’s largest RV glass service network.

“The SportTrek Touring will be featuring a new cap with front window,” KZ Product Manager Dave Boggs says. “All nine Touring models were designed with the front window. The front window allows each model a panoramic view from inside the RV. Most models have a lounging window seat for reading and relaxing.”

“The Spree line-up has been revamped inside and outside to accommodate this popular front windshield,” KZ Product Manager Brent Froman says. “It boasts our great new redesigned front cap that has a nice pocket for the front windshield which features LED light strips. Coming later this fall, we will introduce another 2018 model featuring Duncan’s front windshield.”

KZ will display its revamped line-up and show off the new S333RLF model featuring the front windshield standard.

Duncan Systems has been supplying windshield glass made specifically for RVs for more than 25 years. Duncan Systems is America’s leading distributor of replacement motorhome and RV windshields, RV side glass, heavy truck glass and specialty vehicle glass.