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 .

Hymer Debuts New Sprinter Model At Hershey

Thu Sep 13, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

152037389919049.pngErwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. will debut the first Sprinter-based model under the Hymer brand at the Hershey RV Show this week.

The Hymer Aktiv is built on the Mercedes Sprinter 2500 chassis and is the first Sprinter model for the Hymer brand in North America.

The floorplan is similar to the brands other Aktiv model on the ProMaster chassis with a second-row seating bench, full kitchen galley on the passenger side, full bathroom with shower and cassette toilet and a flip-up bed with additional storage. The interior color palette is also new for the Hymer line as it features warm grey tone fabrics mixed with light buttercream cabinets, reminiscent of styling available in Europe.

Also new this year in the Hymer booth is the American Fastbacks full camping Jeeps. Built on the Jeep Sports Chassis, these units are built for the great outdoors, equipped with a rear kitchen galley, custom interior bed cushion, roof top tent and upgraded rugged parts. The Jeeps have the ability to sleep up to four people.

The Hymer booth will also be showing the Touring GT Trailers and the recently launched Hymer Aktiv 2.0 Loft. The Touring GT is a stylish ultra-light-weight towable trailer that comes equipped with a pop top roof, extensive storage, a king size bed, full bathroom and kitchen and is so lightweight it can be towed by most vehicles.

“The Hershey show is always an important one for us as it kicks off our show season and we have a lot of great new products to showcase this year,” said Mike Snell, vice president of sales and service for Erwin Hymer Group North America. “We are excited to showcase the Hymer Sprinter as well at the Aktiv Loft edition as they are the perfect addition to our Hymer line up and gives us the ability to offer something for everyone in the market for a Hymer campervan.”