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 .

Jayco Introduces Industry’s First Residential Walk-in Shower

Tue Sep 25, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

149944492059681.jpgJayco has introduced another industry first: Luxury fifth wheel units featuring oversized, residential walk-in showers.  

Several 2019 Pinnacle and Seismic fifth wheel units with the new feature are on display at the Elkhart Open House.  

A first for towable RVs, the residential, oversized walk-in shower is ideal for consumers who enjoy a lifestyle of travel but don’t wish to forgo the luxuries of home.

Highlighted by an overhead skylight and encompassed in luxurious oversized lightweight tile, the 30-inch by 57-inch residential walk-in shower features a vertically adjustable and detachable showerhead, teak fold-down bench seat with 300-pound capacity and stainless steel drying rack and shelf. Similar to those found in luxury homes, the walk-in shower has an open concept with half of the shower’s length contained by a wall- glass on the top and ABS tile on the bottom. A sliding glass door is offered for the open portion of the shower to protect against splash or drips.

Additional bathroom upgrades found in luxury fifth wheel units include porcelain stool with foot flush, under mounted LED lighted stainless steel bathroom sink and large overhead power fan.

“We understand many of our customers are spending more than just a weekend at a time in our fifth wheels – many spend weeks and months at a time,” said Matt Fisher, director of product development – Jayco Luxury Fifth Wheels. “We are constantly looking at bringing as many residential features as possible into these fifth wheels.”  

The industry-first, residential walk-in shower is available in four Pinnacle luxury fifth wheel floorplans and all Seismic toy hauler floorplans.