Industry Links

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 .

Grand Design “Transcends” Travel Trailer Competition at RVIA Show

Tue Jan 16, 2018

151612077673031.jpgGrand Design Recreational Vehicle Company was honored with Best of Show and Top Debut awards for their new introductory level Transcend Travel Trailer introduced at the recent RVIA National Tradeshow, according to a company press release.

“Grand Design has always been focused on high quality, high content and high value in every segment of the industry that we have entered, and our new Transcend is no exception,” says Don Clark, the president and CEO of the Middlebury, Indiana, company. “In a segment of the market that has gone relatively unchanged for many years, the Transcend bucks the market trends and delivers on Grand Design’s mantra of ‘We strive for nothing less than customers for life.’”

“ We are honored to have received the Best of Show and Top Debut awards, and even more excited to welcome a whole new segment of RVers into the Grand Design family.”

Micah Staley, general manager for the Reflection, Imagine and Transcend product lines said the new line defies the term, “entry level,” with features like a power tongue jack, power awning and aluminum entry steps. “The introductory level Transcend will carve its own path in the industry, creating opportunity for both retail customers and our dealers by providing more value, better floorplans and more features for the end user,” he says.

On the inside, the Transcend features upgrades like leather sofas and cushions, upgraded bunk mats, seamless thermal-formed countertops and deep-seated stainless-steel kitchen sink. An upgraded insulation package and standard 15,000 BTU air conditioner will help make this coach Extended Stay Approved.

The first available floorplan will be a 32-foot bunkhouse that sleeps 10 and weighs in at around 6,400 pounds, selling in the $20,000 to $30,000 price range.