2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Flexsteel Recreation Pulls Up the Lift-and-Lock Sofa Bunk

Tue Nov 28, 2017

151189908312406.jpgDUBUQUE, Iowa—Flexsteel Recreation, a business unit of Flexsteel Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: FLXS), announced the Lift-and-Lock Sofa Bunk for motorhomes and fifth wheels, which it is dsiplaying at this year's RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky.


According to a company statement, Flexsteel has always had a focus on innovation. Since entering the RV marketplace more than 50 years ago, Flexsteel has maintained a focus on innovation in an effort to provide customers with premium comfort on the open road.

"Our focus on innovation really started with the integration of the Blue Steel Spring," says Spencer Hill, product manager for Flexsteel Recreation, "and it hasn't stopped since."
Lift-and-Lock Sofa Bunk
The Lift-and-Lock Sofa Bunk converts into a bunk bed by lifting the top section and locking it into place. The space-saving design sits flush to the wall and turns unused vertical space into a bed with another sleeping are below meaning no additional floor space is needed.

"This is really something unique to the marketplace and an area where we want to respond to our customer's needs," says Rick Stanley, vice president of Flexsteel Contract.

"We engineer for solutions and safety. We want to provide something our customers can be proud of. For a lot of people, RVs are a getaway, a way to unplug and reset, and we want to do our part to make that experience a great one," says Hill.

The Lift-and-Lock Sofa Bunk is slated for full release in January 2018.