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 .

Fifth Wheel Street Unveils New Tow Check App

Fri Oct 27, 2017

150905105042613.jpgCRESTVIEW, Fla.—Fifth Wheel Street has unveiled a new Android mobile RV Tow Check app for RV owners and RV dealers.

Fifth Wheel Street Founder and Owner Dave Gray says that the new RV Tow Check Android version is better than the web-based app that required internet access to use. RV Tow Check is the only app of its kind that provides realistic vehicle towing capacity for conventional and fifth wheel trailers simultaneously, Gray says. RV Tow Check complies with the SAE J2807 guidelines and the vehicle manufacturers owner's manual instructions. RV Tow Check is the only app that provides users an interactive feature that allows them to select various pin or tongue weight percentages and view instant maximum towing capacity results.

"RV Tow Check is a dedicated 'Before You Buy an RV' tool that assists buyers and dealers with discovering what a tow vehicle's realistic towing capacity is and provides guidance in selecting an RV trailer's gross vehicle weight rating that will not exceed the tow vehicle's weight safety ratings," Gray says. “However, a calculator is only as accurate as the weight information entered into it."

Gray says this new app has a unique feature providing two modes of operation, beginner and expert.

"First-time users selecting the beginner mode,” Gray says, “will be able to view instructions and need-to-know information on each weight entry page to help them through the four required entries and optional entries.”

Gray says when first time users have mastered the app, they can switch to expert mode. The app used in expert mode provides a streamlined single page of weight entries and the realistic vehicle towing capacities results without all the instructions.

"The iOS version of the RV Tow Check App was introduced last May,” Gray says. “In celebration of the Android release, both apps have been reduced to $1.99 for a limited time."

The app is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Located at FifthWheelStreet.com, Gray says the website continues to be one of the fastest growing sites for self-help RV safety. The company was founded in April 2011 to promote towing safety by providing tow ratings, simplified weighing worksheets, web-based and mobile app calculators as well as essential articles, videos and safety information to assist all who tow fifth wheel, gooseneck and conventional trailers.