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 .
Tue Feb 6, 2018
Parkit360 has introduced its Force 10K trailer dolly, which can easily move a 10,00-pound trailer with a 900-pound tongue weight, according to the company.
“Parkit360's Force 10K is simple to set up and intuitive to use. It freewheels to the trailer and attaches securely to the included 1 7/8-inch, 2-inch, 2 5/16-inch or 50-millimeter ball with Stableloc Technology,” the company states. “Power for the Parkit360 Force 10K comes from a Bosch 1.5-horsepower motor and a 12-volt deep cell battery. Planetary gearing and 4-inch wide pneumatic tires deliver traction in almost any terrain. Using the forward/stop/reverse thumb toggle switch on its handle, users simply walk and steer, letting the power dolly do the work. For added safety, it automatically sets the trailer's electric or surge brakes.”
The dolly, when disassembled, can fit into the trunk of a compact car, and is about the same size and weight as a lawnmower, the company states. “And unlike using a car or truck, the trailer can be parked with the hitch end forward as a serious theft deterrent.”
The Force 10K sells for $1,790; online pricing is commonly available. Parkit360 builds three models of power dollies with capacities of 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 pounds. Manufactured in Canada, they come with two-year warranties.
For more information call toll-free at 888-926-5517 or go to www.parkit360.com.