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 .

New Winnebago Concept for Mid-Profile Trucks

Thu Sep 13, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

145762292526352.jpgCapitalizing on the success and industry leading growth of the seven-foot wide, Micro Minnie trailer, Winnebago Towables is extending the concept with the introduction of the Micro Minnie fifth wheel into the fifth-wheel market.

The Micro Minnie fifth wheel is equipped with features generally found in luxury towables. Those features include a flush-mounted cooktop with glass cover, solid surface countertops, stainless steel sink, true gel coat fiberglass sidewalls, and large windows.

“While the industry promotes 7,000-, 8,000-, and even 9,000-pound fifth wheels as half-ton towables, the new Micro Minnie fifth wheel in the 5,000 pound category will not only be best in class, but also work with the rapidly growing midsize truck category like the Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma,” said Adam Christoffersen, product manager.

“There are many customers who are concerned about the weight and the overall size they’re pulling, making this one of the key decision areas. Filling this category is a great step to providing convenience and value added,” he said.

The Micro Minnie fifth wheel will be exclusively offered to Winnebago dealers in five floor plans and will be displayed at the upcoming Elkhart Open House September 24-27.