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 .

Forest River Releases Virtual Reality Video

Thu Oct 5, 2017

148346478523095.jpgElkhart, Ind. – Forest River, Inc., has released a new fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) video which highlights the versatility and quality of the company’s product catalogue and how the quality and craftsmanship are enjoyed by Forest River customers.

“(Forest River’s) products lend themselves very well in the VR environment as the size and versatility of the vehicles are immediate,” Koncept VR CEO Joergen Geerds says. “The RV lifestyle has a special quality to it that you have to experience in person to fully appreciate. By placing someone in a VR video, you can imagine being there on the campsite.”

The video, which first premiered at the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, was created in partnership with Koncept VR and is best viewed using a virtual reality headset but can also be enjoyed online. At the Shareholders Meeting, the video, viewed by thousands, was projected in a 30-foot dome and viewed through VR headsets.

“VR video technology puts the viewers in control of the camera creating an emotional enveloping experience that you can't get from traditional video,” Forest River Marketing Department’s Ryan Wilgus says. “With Forest River's incredibly diverse product catalog, this is a fantastic way to share our story. Customer Satisfaction is our No. 1 priority and this is another example of the investments Forest River continues to make to enhance the customer experience.”

The video can be seen by visiting www.forestriverinc.com/360 or by browsing Forest River’s YouTube Channel.