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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 .

Carefree of Colorado Extends Living Space on Starcraft Toy Haulers

Mon Feb 5, 2018

151784814440951.jpgCarefree of Colorado and Starcraft RV of Elkhart, Indiana have teamed up to extend the living space of Starcraft toyhaulers.

Starcraft is offering the Carefree Retreat on its new GPS toy haulers. The new Carefree Retreat Tailgate Annex attaches to the back of a toy hauler trailer, fully enclosing the entire tailgate and giving RV owners more usable living space without upsizing their RV or affecting their towing capacity.

“What we aimed for with the Carefree Retreat is the easiest set-up in the industry. Aside from the extra space, we wanted to offer a flexible design,” says Elden Wood, vice president of sales, service and marketing at Carefree in Broomfield, Colorado. “The walls of the Retreat can be configured three different ways, as a heavy-duty mesh, a clear plastic layer or a canvas privacy screen.”

The partnership with Carefree makes a lot of sense for Starcraft, says General Manager Jeff Kloska.

“We listened to what customers wanted in their toy haulers and incorporated that into the GPS,” Kloska says. “More storage space, more living space and lighter towing is what they said—the Retreat adds the space while keeping the load light.”

The Starcraft extreme package features the Carefree Retreat on 210LD & 230MLD models.

To learn more about the Carefree Retreat Tailgate Annex, watch the Carefree Retreat video.