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 .

Aliner Announces Expansion of Ascape Line

Fri Nov 17, 2017

151093497975259.jpgMt. Pleasant, Penn.—Last year at the annual RVIA show in Louisville, Kentucky, Aliner launched a new travel trailer called the Ascape. Now, Aliner has announced the recent product line expansion of the Ascape, providing four different Ascape designs.

The lightweight products in this line are a cross between a conventional travel trailer and a teardrop. These unique trailers represent custom amenities to suit all types of campers. This new venture gives Aliner an opportunity to provide its customer base a distinctive opportunity to boost their exclusivity regarding diversification of lightweight trailers.

“Aliner is extremely excited to offer our customers such an assortment of lightweight campers,” Aliner Director of Sales Allan Reeping says. “We have focused this product line expansion on the continued demand for easily towable lightweight campers. We are excited to bring these new models to market. And now the customer has even more control over their product of choice.”

Reeping says all of these new concepts range in weight between 1,100 and 1,600 pounds and come with a standing height of 6 feet, 4 inches. The most scaled down Ascape is the Ascape MT. This model weighs just 1,170 pounds and is designed for the basic camper who wants to connect with nature, according to a press release.

The Ascape ST includes the same features as the MT, but also has the conveniences of a shower, toilet, refrigerator and water heater. The less than 1,500-pound Ascape Classic can be customized with multiple options that suit a camper’s desires and tastes. And for those looking to take their complete home on the road, the Ascape APlus package offers it all, including television, wi-fi, and Bose sound systems and weighs just 1,630 pounds.

“Aliner is very happy to be able to bring these options to market,” Columbia Northwest President and CEO Brett Randall says. “We continually strive to provide customers with the perfect blend of everyday functional campers, as well as offer campers that meet their needs. The best thing any company can do is to enhance its capabilities and product lines in order to remain as a leader in the camping industry. This is what we have always done. This expansion fits perfectly into our strategy and allows the highest level of customer service combined with quality end products to surpass any other camper supplier.”

The entire line of Ascapes will be displayed at the RVIA show from Nov. 27-30.