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.

Airstream Launches Basecamp X-Package for Extreme Adventurers

Thu Jul 26, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153262037082269.pngAirstream, the manufacturer of the iconic silver bullet travel trailer, has introduced the all-new Basecamp X-package, which includes new premium features that were designed to enhance customer experience and rekindle the desire to explore the great outdoors. Through these enhanced features, travelers are able to bring the comforts of home on rugged roads.

Basecamp X offers innovative features and accessories that increase departure angle and durability for more all-terrain use. The unit also offers a convertible rear space that was thoughtfully designed to easily adapt for eating, sleeping, lounging or storing gear. Loading and unloading is made easy with large rear cargo hatches and flexible storage space with tie downs.

“Our Basecamp X encourages you to go on bigger adventures,” says Airstream CEO and president Bob Wheeler. “You can tackle rough roads and cold-weather driving with confidence. “The higher departure angle along with the aerodynamic design opens up a new world to explore.”

In addition to standard Basecamp features, the new Basecamp X-package includes:

• A 3-foot lift kit for added ground clearance.
• Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires.
• Stainless steel front stone guard.
• Solar front window protection.
• Black shadow wheel design.

The Basecamp X stays true to the roots of Airstream’s founder Wally Byam’s credo, which aims “to provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete independence.”

With a base weight of 2,635 pounds and maximum trailer capacity (GVWR) of 3,500 pounds, Basecamp X is towable with a variety of small and mid-sized SUVs and crossovers. Basecamp X has an MSRP of $39,600.