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 .
Thu Nov 2, 2017
Author: Scott Hansen
Storage is a valuable commodity on an RV.
Manufacturers and suppliers continue to find ways to fit more storage space inside and outside of new RV units.
Even suppliers who aren't normally known for manufacturing storage spaces are finding ways to tap into the storage market.
MORryde Inc. has released its new product, the Step Storage Box, which is designed to create another storage option on the exterior of the vehicle. It is suitable for RVers to store cleaning supplies, power cords, tire blocks and more.
MORryde Marketing Coordinator Austin Conrad says the product was designed and produced because of customer feedback and demand.
"On this item, we saw such a big need for it and we featured it at the Pomona Show about a month ago," Conrad says. "We've been selling it direct up until we get it set up with our dealers and distributors because there's demand for it right now."
The Step Storage Box is designed to accompany the MORryde StepAbove product, as the dimensions of the Step Storage Box complement the StepAbove and fit nicely as part of the system.
The box measures 27 3/4 inches wide, 10 inches tall and 10 1/2 inches deep, creating about 1 1/2 cubic feet of space.
"There is plenty of storage in there," Conrad says. "You can either have it below the stairs or bring it flush with the rest of the coach. The steps fold in to the entry doors and lock in with two brackets. When they flip up, you put the storage box below that."
The installation is meant to be easily accomplished, with a few adjustments on two to four brackets. The bolt-in application allows for adjustments to be made when necessary and the system is retrofittable to most any units with a StepAbove product.
"It allows you to store many different things on the outside of the unit," Conrad says. "It also is lockable, because when you have storage on the outside of a unit, you don't want to let anyone just access it. It has a lock and key."
As storage becomes an even more important commodity on units, MORryde is intent on being part of the solution for extra storage space.