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 .
Thu Mar 8, 2018
Roadmaster Inc. is now licensed to carry the Quick Foot jack extension, which can save RVers a great deal of time and pain if their tongue jack takes substantial time to raise and lower, according to the company.
“Just drop it and pin it to gain up to six inches of trailer tongue height in ten seconds or less,” states the Vancouver, Washington, company. "The jack extension is “a 'no-brainer' improvement over wooden blocks—wooden blocks are an accident waiting to happen, and the insects hiding in them can be an ecological disaster. Many states prohibit the transportation of wood (and the invasive species in them) across their borders for just that reason.”
According to the company, Quick Foot slides up the tongue jack for easy storage; extends in 2-inch increments (2, 4 and 6 inches); is constructed entirely of steel, with corrosion-resistant zinc plating; and has a 7-inch diameter footplate for stability, and resists “sinking in."
Quick Foot fits virtually all standard tongue jacks (both manual and electric) with 2-inch diameter inner tubes. Quick Foot is Roadmaster part number 725014; MSRP: $54.