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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 .

Carefree of Colorado Introduces Carefree Alpine Slideout Cover

Thu Nov 9, 2017

151024535479747.pngBROOMFIELD, Colo. – Carefree of Colorado announced the "Carefree Alpine" slideout cover as the newest generation of the company's slideout protection for budget-conscious applications. The company's goal for the product design was to create a highly efficient, practical and easy-to-install slideout cover for RVs that works on even the longest super-slideout rooms.

Alpine's features Carefree of Colorado's new patent-pending Billo-Stop billow-prevention design. The company says Billo-Stop is fully automated and self-contained in the end caps, saving installer time and extra steps without the need for lock calibration or additional lock hardware. It also prevents billowing even if the room isn't fully closed or straight.

Billo-Stop automatically engages when the fabric attempts to billow, securely holding the fabric in place during travel. Alpine has been extensively tested in real-world conditions to assure effective anti-billowing performance, even in extreme conditions.

With super-slides extending almost the full length of the RVs sidewall, the need to prevent canopy fabric from billowing in transit is increasingly a challenge, Carefree of Colorado says. Carefree Alpine slideout covers are developed to work on rooms as long as 32 feet, without having to install additional cradles separately.

Alpine is light-weight, comes with black or white hardware, and is offered in many vinyl fabric colors to complement the RV design. Short and tall mounting brackets are available to adapt to a range of flange sizes on the slideout room. Carefree FLXguard fabric is optional, and comes in black, white, satin or carbon fiber to provide the ultimate in abrasion and UV protection.

Carefree of Colorado will demonstrate the Alpine slideout in action on the Billow Simulator at Carefree of Colorado's Booth No. 118 of RVIA's National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, November 28-30, 2017.

For more information, visit www.carefreeofcolorado.com.