2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click 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.