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 .

Winnebago Earns Membership in Ram Quality Pro Program

Tue Sep 4, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153607510020994.pngWinnebago Industries, Inc. NYSE:WGO), today announced that the FCA Commercial Vehicle Team designated Winnebago Motorhomes as a member of the Ram Quality Professional Program.

As a qualified member of the Q-Pro program, Winnebago is joining a select group of upfitters and body manufacturers dedicated to exceeding customer’s expectations for quality, reliability and dependability. Winnebago is the first RV manufacturer to earn this designation.

To become a qualified member of the Q-Pro Program, FCA engineers evaluated Winnebago’s processes related to quality, regulatory compliance and continuous improvement. An on-site visit by FCA’s team confirmed Winnebago’s processes met and exceeded the criteria in the three evaluation areas.

"At Winnebago, we strive to provide a superior product to our customers by doing things the right way," says Brian Hazelton, vice president & general manager -- Motorhome Business. "We work closely with suppliers to maintain the integrity of purchased components, in order to ensure quality in the finished product. By following these guidelines, we believe it has allowed us to excel and become the first RV manufacturer to be named a member of the Q-Pro Program."

Winnebago builds the Travato on the Ram ProMaster chassis. The latest evolution in the Travato lineup is the 59KL and 59GL, with the Pure3 Energy Management System. The lithium energy system allows RVers to cut the cord and replenishes power to the coach through multiple charging options.