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 .
Mon Oct 30, 2017
Eau Claire, Wisc.—CURT will be showcasing two new, innovative brake controls at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas (booth No. 34017). The Spectrum is an in-dash unit for an unprecedented OE look and feel, and the Assure features a high-quality OLED display screen.
The new Spectrum brake control No. 51170 is comprised of a dynamic user interface and a separate main module. The interface is a simple rotary knob with an integrated push-button and 10 tri-color LEDs. It mounts on the dash of the vehicle for a clean, unobtrusive, OE look. This single knob allows the driver to control and monitor all trailer brake activity. No other controls or displays are needed. The separate main module of the Spectrum mounts behind the dash, out of sight.
The new Assure brake control No. 51160 features a professional-grade interface and has a unique manual override feature. It has a 128 x 64 dot matrix OLED display screen that shows trailer brake activity in a full message readout for enhanced usability. The display can also be flipped up at multiple angles for the best possible view. The manual override of the Assure brake control allows power to be applied any time and in any amount, giving the driver more control on the road.
Both the Spectrum and Assure operate with a triple-axis accelerometer, providing highly responsive, smooth stops on any grade. They also install easily with any of our vehicle-specific quick plug harnesses.