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 .

Parkit360 Debuts Force 5K and Force 10K Power Dollies

Thu Oct 5, 2017

150721465324474.jpgTrailerable RVs are a very popular unit right now. But many people have difficulty maneuvering them with a car or truck, especially when backing around corners and into tight spaces. With Parkit360's Force 5K and Force 10K power dollies, moving a trailer can be made easier. Lightweight and small enough to fit into the back of a small sedan, they're powerful enough to move a fifth wheel.

Robust 1.5-horsepower Bosch electric motors and a conventional 12-volt battery, power the dollies. They come with a built-in charger.

The Force 5K handles loads up to 5,000 pounds. It has 4-inch wide tires for traction over a wide range of surfaces. The Force 10K moves up to 10,000 pounds on 6.5-inch tires.

Using a Parkit360 power dolly is simple. After freewheeling it to the trailer, it's connected to its included 1–7/8-inch, 2-inch, 2–5/16-inch or 50-milimeter ball, and locked down. Using the thumb toggle on the handle for forward and reverse, it's purely a matter of steering. Because the operator is close to the RV and looking directly at it, there's little concern over jackknifing or when within mere inches of a wall.

Parkit360's Force 5K costs $1,096; the Force 10K, $1,342. They come with a 2-year warranty and online pricing is commonly available.