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 .

Spartan to Unveil New Technology at Entegra Homecoming

Tue May 14, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154748582694668.pngSpartan Specialty Vehicles and Chassis, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. will exhibit at the 2019 Entegra Coach Homecoming event from May 14-17 at Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind.

Spartan plans to unveil its E-Z Steer technology, a newly designed innovation which offers on-the-go adjustable steering wheel tension and positioning designed to reduce driver fatigue on long trips, improve the coach's ability to maneuver at slow speeds, and park with ease. The Spartan Training Academy will provide RV owner training sessions designed for Entegra Coach owners and drivers to learn more about their coach and its Spartan chassis, on topics ranging from maintenance tips to RV living.

Spartan will exhibit its signature flag-wrapped K3 605 chassis, riding under the Entegra Cornerstone, on site for training seminars. The Spartan Training Academy's Mike "Big Mike" O'Neil will present RV owner training seminars to attendees during the three-day event, highlighting owner maintenance tips and protocol for Class A diesel luxury motor coach owners and drivers.

The K3 605 chassis will display features such as a Cummins X15 605 horsepower diesel engine, an Allison Transmission 4000 MH six-speed electronic transmission, 20,000-pound independent front suspension and 20,000-pound towing capacity.

“At Spartan, we empower the end-user to learn about their coach and chassis from a maintenance perspective," says Spartan Specialty Vehicles President Steve Guillaume. "This event brings together RV owners from all over the country, and we are taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with the Entegra Coach owner community. The Spartan experience centers around enjoying time on the road without worry, and aftermarket and product support professionals ensure owners know and utilize every feature we offer to the fullest."