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 .

Safe T Plus to Distribute KONI Shock Absorbers

Tue May 14, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155784363292789.pngSafe T Plus Steering Control, a manufacturer and installer of steering control units, is partnering with KONI, a manufacturer of performance and adjustable shock absorbers. KONI has named Safe T Plus as its East Coast Distributor of its shock absorbers.

“KONI and Safe T Plus work together to keep vehicles stable and safe on the road in every direction,” said KONI’s Jim Ryan. “Safe T Plus shares our commitment to quality, and we are proud to partner with a company that has stood the test of time like our own.”

Safe T Plus says it has recommended KONI shock absorbers to its customers for many years because of their high quality and performance, especially when used along with a Safe T Plus steering control unit. The company says when RVs, trucks and other large vehicles encounter road wandering caused by common road hazards such as side winds, passing semi-trucks and bad roads, Safe T Plus Steering Control helps center the vehicle on the road horizontally, while KONI minimizes movement vertically for “complementary perpendicular” stability.

Safe T Plus now sells KONI shock absorbers to RV dealers, resellers, and service centers and at trade shows.

“KONI values precision manufacturing and providing a safe, enjoyable driving experience to each customer as much as we do,” says Safe T Plus CEO Bryan Maggi. “Plus, KONI also offers limited lifetime warranty on its product line similar to Safe T Plus Steering Control. The two products conjointly change the overall driving experience. Our partnership helps dealers offer their customers an overall improved ride-quality solution for their respective customers.”