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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 .

Shurhold Industries Presents Variety of RV Cleaning Options

Tue Nov 14, 2017

151067483548214.jpgA clean RV can provide the same level of accomplishment and pride as a spotless home, but the products used to get to that point are vastly different. Shurhold Industries offers a set of Clean-N-Simple Tips to help owners keep their trailers, campers and motorhomes in showroom-like condition.

Interior and exterior RV surfaces are different than those found in a home and often more delicate. Household cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can cause damage. Common dish soap is one such product. It gets the job done, but removes wax and polish, leaving the finish to oxidize and prematurely age.

A dedicated vehicle-specific soap such as Shurhold's concentrated Brite Wash is a smarter solution. Safe to use anywhere on board, it cuts through dirt, grease and road grime. It saves RV owners from needing to re-wax and resists water spotting. Environmentally friendly, it's biodegradable and can be rinsed anywhere.

Bleach is another culprit commonly used on RVs. It's effective, but dulls gelcoat and fades paint after only a few uses. It changes the color of vinyl, quickly degrades fabrics such as Sunbrella and WeatherMAX, and corrodes fittings, even stainless steel.

SMC Spray is the bleach-free and environmentally friendly alternative from Shurhold. It removes the toughest of stains and is safe to use on all surfaces, including fiberglass, acrylic, carpet, fabric, rubber, wood and vinyl seating and graphics.

Even in the home, glass cleaner can be challenging to use. It streaks and leaves lint behind if paper towels are used. When used on Plexiglas, plastic or touchscreen electronics, it can make the material brittle because it contains ammonia.

Common in homes for more than 50 years, spray-on/wipe-off products contain silicone and leave a greasy residue. It may make a surface shine, but shows every fingerprint, and tends to attract dust and dirt.

Shurhold's Serious Shine is a true one-stop detailer. It cleans, polishes and protects any surface commonly treated with glass cleaner or spray wax in one step. With UV inhibitors, and anti-static and water-repelling properties, it can become a valued RV maintenance product.

Microfiber Towels from Shurhold are the companion to Serious Shine. Super absorbent, they gently lift dirt, moisture, grease and stains, without scratching delicate surfaces.

Household cleaners that were developed to remove kitchen and bathroom stains are far too abrasive to use on an RV. Its aggressive grit quickly dulls gelcoat and paint, and is noticeable after only one use.

When an aggressive restoration compound is needed, Shurhold's Buff Magic breaks down as it's being used, becoming finer with use, until it's a polishing agent. It gently and effectively removes oxidation, stains, rust and surface scratches.

Just as everyone should protect themselves from harmful UV rays with sunscreen when enjoying the outdoors, RVs should be protected from the sun's damaging rays. Shurhold's Pro Polish Wax seals the pores of fiberglass and clear coat with a durable, UV- and water-resistant finish. Superior to traditional petroleum-based waxes, it delivers a deep, high glass shine.

A 32-ounce bottle of Shurhold's Brite Wash is $11.98; a 32-ounce spray bottle of SMC is $11.98; a 14-ounce aerosol can of Serious Shine is $17.98; a 3-pack variety of Microfiber Towels is $18.98; and a 16-ounce bottle of Pro Polish Wax is $22.98.