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 .

Forest River Partners for New Owner’s Guide

Thu Feb 28, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155131027450769.pngForest River Inc., has partnered with Tweddle Group, a producer of owners’ information guides, to create a new, 100 percent digital owner’s guide for its RV, marine and cargo trailer customers. Available on the web and as a mobile application, the new digital owner’s guide is a ‘single source’ where customers can get information about their product and all its various components.

“RVs have dozens of third-party components,” Tweddle Group’s Product Director Charlie Blaesser says. “Each [product]—for example, the TV, refrigerator, air conditioning unit—comes with its own set of manuals.”

The new guide aggregates that information for consumers.

“Instead of asking the consumer to start a new search every time they need help with a specific component,” Blaesser says, “they can open the app and find the help they need, all in one location.”

The digital owner’s guide was designed and developed by Tweddle Group and is supported by the company’s enterprise content delivery platform.

“Now, Forest River’s brand product managers have a platform for managing and distributing model-specific information for their customers,” Blaesser says.

The new owner’s guide also provides valuable insight for Forest River teams. Tweddle Group’s platform measures how content is consumed and provides Forest River’s product managers with easy-to-interpret data.