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 .

Travel Lite RV Launches 2020 EVOKE at Elkhart RV Open House

Mon Sep 24, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153780166566499.pngTravel Lite RV launched the EVOKE travel trailer line on Sunday at the Elkhart RV Dealer Open House.

“With the industry leaning towards repeating the same look over and over again, year after year, our EVOKE comes at a time when dealers and their retail clients are demanding more from the RV industry,” said Dustin Johns, president of Travel Lite RV.

“The EVOKE is an industry first when it comes to design and functionality,” he said. “It’s still the lightweight unit you would expect from TLRV because we are willing to make an investment on lighter yet stronger materials. But it will definitely have the widest wheelbase in the industry for providing more interior space on a more stable towing platform.”

The EVOKE comes as Travel Lite RV is getting ready to move into a newly built 60,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Syracuse, Indiana.

EVOKE full-sized travel trailer features European-style cabinets, new innovative floor plans and an open feel inside.

“Dealers should understand that the EVOKE will be ready to sell as soon as they hit the lot because each goes through our stringent Travel Lite RV Pre-delivery Inspection (PDI) before it ships,” Johns said.