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 .

Draw-Tite and Tekonsha Announce New Towing Solutions for Vehicles

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Plymouth, Mich. – Legacy brands Draw-Tite and Tekonsha have announced additional vehicles, products and fitments to their line of product carryovers for 2018. The list includes hitches and wiring – otherwise known as Towing Solutions – for a variety of new vehicles.

“Checking a vehicle for carryover fitment is an intricate step in our new vehicle model year assessment strategy,” Tekonsha Senior Product Manager Becky Briggs says. “Products that are a match to carryover vehicles are available for sale without the need of extended R&D development and testing. This allows our customers to acquire and sell the latest product applications with expediency.”

A product carryover is when a current product design fits a new model year vehicle. The process involves thoroughly testing each new vehicle model to ensure the reliable product fits and can be used correctly.

“Our efficient design process provides customers with towing solutions to meet their vehicle needs on a consistent basis with the establishment of product carryovers,” Horizon Global Senior Director of Product Management and Strategic Growth Russell Brzezinski says. “Satisfying our customers with durable, dependable products that keep them and their families safe is our No. 1 goal.”

Some of the vehicles included in Draw-Tite’s 2018 product carryover list are any 2013-18 Acura RDX, 2015-18 Acura TLX, 2015-18 Audi A3 (with the exception of the sportback e-tron), 2013-18 Audi Q3, 2014-18 Chevrolet Impala (excludes limited edition models), and 2014-18 Subaru Forester. Tekonsha has created 2018 product carryovers for any 2013-18 Acura RDX, 2016-18 Acura TLX and 2009-18 Subaru Forester, among many others.