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 Wins Family Friendly Category at The Reveal

Wed Mar 13, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155249219625173.pngThe Jayco Eagle HT 264BHOK fifth wheel was awarded the Category Spotlight in the “Family-Friendly” category at the The Reveal at RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City. Winners were selected by a panel of independent consumer media and key influencer judges.

“What a great distinction to be recognized at this the inaugural RVX show,” Chris Barth, senior director of product development, says. “The 264BHOK is not a concept coach. This exceptional travel trailer is available to purchase today.”


Brad Whitehead, general manager, Jayco Towables, says, “It was important for Jayco to bring products to the show that are not only innovative, high quality and full of value, but are also in dealer showrooms. Our team works hard on engineering, design, and testing so the acknowledgment of this product is a testament to their efforts.”

Jayco's 28-year-old Eagle brand has always focused on family fun with diversity in floorplans and features for each customer's unique camping style. While "couples-style" floorplans remain popular, Jayco says Eagle's family-friendly bunkhouse floorplans have set industry trends for years through its unique use of available space, ample and easy-to-access storage, larger bunks with thicker mattresses, convertible furniture and beds, exclusive safety features, higher-quality build materials, and a long list of options, making Eagle highly customizable.

The 264BHOK bunkhouse offers:

• Sleeping for a family of 6-8
• Abundant exterior and interior storage capacity in a smaller floor plan.
• An integrated A-frame/drop-frame chassis build features fifth wheel-like pass-through storage and includes a color-coded Nautilus P2.5 universal docking station.
• Outside, patent-pending front cap integrated storage creates highly expandable space in a usually inaccessible area and can even be prepped for a generator.
• A large, rear-entry door and flip-up bunk offers easy bike or kayak storage.

Safety features include:

• Patent-pending JaySMART exterior lighting
• American-made Goodyear Endurance tires
• Water-resistant outside kitchen with hybrid grill
• MORryde StepAbove steps.