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 .

CUB and DEHCO Announce Blind-Spot Radar System

Mon Nov 20, 2017

ELKHART, Ind.—CUB North America and DEHCO Inc. have announced the introduction of a blind-spot radar system dedicated for towable recreational vehicles. This is an industry first utilizing 24GHz radar technology specifically designed and engineered for the towable market.

The system is a two-part system; one section permanently installed in the towable and the other section for the tow vehicle which is designed to be easily installed, removed and reinstalled.

The CUB recreational vehicle blind-spot detection system is specifically designed to assist in lane change maneuvers. During towing, it is difficult to ascertain the precise location of the end of the trailer. The CUB blind-spot detection system clearly indicates when it is safe and clear to make the lane change by both audible and visual notification. The system also monitors the area directly behind the trailer from vehicles approaching at high speed to avoid collisions.

The CUB blind-spot detection system is comprised of a pair of 24GHz radar modules for mounting at the rear of the trailer, an electronic control module, integrated warning display, and associated harnesses and connectors. All harnesses and connectors are automotive grade weathertight specification, hardware and provisions are rated for extended service life for years of reliable service on a recreational vehicle.

Headquartered in Brea, California, CUB North America is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based CUB Group, which has been publicly traded on the Taipei Stock Exchange since 2001. CUB has been an international leader in automotive parts since 1979. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of ADAS products, TPMS solutions and electromechanical products for the automotive, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. CUB has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has manufacturing and sales affiliates in Taiwan, China and North America.

CUB will be at booth No. 6019 at the RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky Nov. 27-30.