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 .

Braxton Creek Rolls Out New Travel Trailer Series

Mon May 13, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155775798023703.pngBraxton Creek will roll its first LX series travel trailers off the production line this week. Company CEO Jim Jacobs says he has high expectations for the new series.

“We worked hard to package everything into this product that we know customers want and need,” Jacobs says. “From the Aluma-Tru superstructure, and five-point stabilizing system, to the solid surface kitchen countertops, and contemporary high-end furniture, legless dining table, and the aerodynamic front cap with a diamond plate lower protection guard, we think the LX will be extremely well received by the educated RV buyer.”

Braxton Creek started building the BX series, a traditional entry-level product, just 16 months ago, and recently introduced its Bushwhacker teardrop product to the market. The LX series is now their third line of products.

“Sight unseen, we’ve already had dealers calling us about the LX series,” Jacobs says. “That speaks to the quality our team is committed to building and the reputation our company is quickly establishing in the marketplace. I think dealers have had so much early success with our entry-level BX series and Bushwhacker teardrops, that they are very curious about our mid-level LX product—and we plan on exceeding their expectations.”

The company offers a two-year limited bumper-to-bumper warranty, which it says is one of the only warranties of its type on the market.

“First, we are committed to hiring the best manufacturing people to work in our production facilities,” Jacobs says. “Our confidence in the product really starts there, and we intend to continue striving to make Braxton Creek the place to be for top talent. Second, our limited distribution strategy enables us to be focused on partnering primarily with dealers who share the same core values as us, and finally, our two-year warranty communicates that we are looking with an eye to the long term, not just the next quarter. We believe that when you take great care of the customer, and stand behind your products, success tends to follow.”