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 Unveils Talon Platinum Toy Hauler Series

Fri Mar 15, 2019

155259400973034.pngJayco Inc. introduced its Talon Platinum toy hauler series at the 2019 RVX: The RV Experience this week in Salt Lake City. Talon Platinum is a dual-axle fifth-wheel.

“We’ve completely redesigned and enhanced Talon Platinum to bring a fresh interior design concept to the toy hauler marketplace,” says Chris Barth, senior director of product development for Talon toy haulers. “Our customers have asked for a more residential look paired with larger garage spaces and off-grid capabilities. Talon Platinum provides customers with more of what they’re looking for and at a great price point as well.”

Talon Platinum includes high-end interior amenities such as a new Modern Farmhouse décor with handcrafted and dry-glazed Farmhouse White cabinetry, hardwood “Rustic Barnwood” slide room fascia, upgraded solid surface countertops, whole-house LED lighting with dimmer switches, stainless steel appliances with a glass-topped three-burner range.

The unit also offers a standard LED HDTV, upgraded three-zone 12-volt AM/FM/CD/DVD/USB A/V system with Bluetooth and HDMI, standard SuperSofa with heat, light and massage functions and upgraded U.S.-made Shaw "wood plank" vinyl flooring with standard minimal carpeting.

“Our design and production teams took great efforts to have the new Talon Platinum series ready for an RVX debut,” says Brad Whitehead, general manager of Jayco’s towables division. “The first four floor plans, including the brand new 335T and 385T, are being built and shipped to dealers now. We’re excited to deliver these impressive enhancements to our customers today.”

In addition to the interior overhaul, the exterior of the Talon Platinum features a new graphics package with monochromatic and metallic colors to match every tow vehicle. The painted fiberglass front cap features a new platinum logo and built-in specialty LED lighting. This series also offers Jayco’s patent-pending safety system, the JaySMART (Safety Markers And Reverse Travel) LED lighting. Built-in Climate Shield zero-degree-tested weather protection provides additional protection for multi-seasonal use.

The new unit offers four floorplans.