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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 .

Blue Ox Debuting New Tow Bar at SEMA

Tue Oct 31, 2017

145892210275794.jpgPENDER, Neb. – Blue Ox will debut a new tow bar at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Oct. 31.

The new tow bar in Blue Ox’s recreational towing line features an exclusive look that is not found on any other receiver mount tow bar, according to Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann. It is constructed of lightweight materials, but still heavy-duty enough to tow a 7,500-pound vehicle.

“We are extremely proud of this latest development in our recreational towing line,” Kietzmann says. “Customers will love the look, the ease of use they have come to know with the Avail and the convenience of lightweight construction. We are so excited to be debuting it at SEMA.”

Blue Ox will be in booth No. 33113 at the SEMA Show, which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.

Stay tuned to the RV News website and the daily newsletter for more information on the tow bar after the SEMA Show.