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 .
Wed Dec 5, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
NSA RV Products announces it will be offering a 20 percent discount on all its products at the NTP-STAG show in January. President Tod Westerveldt says the unprecedented discounts are being offered as a way of spreading the word about the company and promoting interest in its latest products: Hercules tow bars and Smart Brake.
Hercules tow bars have a 12,000-pound towing capacity, are stowable within an RV, fits into a standard 2-by-2-by-6-inch receiver, and has an integrated supplemental surge brake mounted into the head of the tow bar.
The Smart Brake is a supplemental tow brake that a driver can control from the front seat of a motorhome. It activates when the driver applies the brakes of the RV or on the brake activator mounted under the dashboard. Smart Brake uses a push-pull cable that is fastened to the brake pedal of the towing vehicle via a hole in the firewall. Smart Brake keeps the battery of the towing vehicle charged and includes a vacuum pump to keep the vacuum on the tow vehicle charged to help the vehicle and RV stop more easily.