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 .

Torklift Releases Suspension Upgrade

Thu Mar 28, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155372266672934.pngTorklift International released its new stainless steel StableLoad suspension upgrade.

Torklift says the StableLoad is designed to dramatically improve vehicle handling characteristics by “pre-activating” the stabilizing effect already designed into the vehicles overload stabilizing springs by keeping them actively under load while towing or hauling.

“The StableLoad is the only aftermarket suspension upgrade that works in conjunction with the finely tuned suspension that truck manufacturers have spent millions of dollars and over a hundred years to perfect,” Torklift President Jack Kay says. “You want to maintain the two main goals of a truck suspension. One, you want a nice factory soft, comfortable ride when not towing and hauling. Two, you want a nice comfortable and stable ride when towing and hauling, especially heavy loads. Our StableLoad is the only suspension product designed and patented to do both.”

Torklift says only does the stainless steel StableLoad have rust preventative properties which will keep the StableLoads looking new without a layer of protective powder coat, but they also make a truck stand out. The company says StableLoad solves side-to-side sway, body roll, porpoising and sag.
Part numbers for the new StableLoads include A7311S with drill bits and A7310S without drill bits. The new stainless steel StableLoads have the same truck fitments as the original StableLoads, and new fitments are continually updated.s

“You can verify a StableLoad fitment in seconds,” Kay says. “If your lower overload has a pre-drilled hole, you need part number A7310S. If it’s not pre-drilled you need part number A7311S.”