2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Hoefer Releases RV Specs, Adds Texas Dealer

Mon Jun 3, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155934008566956.pngHoefer Group has released preliminary specifications for its first sub-ultralight RV that is expected to arrive in the U.S. later this year.

The company is offering a transferable warranty in the U.S. It includes a 10-year assurance against leaks, a 5-year structural guarantee and a 1-year comprehensive warranty. No extra costs or annual dealership check-ups are required to keep the coverage active.

Hoefer plans to offer single-axle trailers with BMW run-flat tires and 17-inch performance rims, including a matching spare. That way customers can tow for up to 50 miles with a flat tire.

A digital tire-pressure monitoring system will also be standard. It takes tire temperatures and pressures every few seconds and sends alerts to the driver when they are at risk for a flat.

Hoefer RVs will also feature memory foam mattresses, commercial-rated plank flooring and leather seating. Appliances, plumbing and utilities have been upgraded and are designed for years of extended use. The structures are built to be used for decades, according to the manufacturer.

Two models are planned for initial roll-out, the 20-foot and 17-foot big body RVs with full kitchens, baths and large seating and sleeping areas. Each has a gross vehicle weight rating of 2,500 pounds or fewer and an ample payload.

Princess Craft RV of Round Rock, Texas, will be the exclusive retailer in the Lone Star State for upcoming Hoefer models. General Manager P.J. Buerger says Hoefer aligns with trends the family-owned dealer is seeing in the U.S. market.

“Our customers want light and they want a complete package when they buy. Hoefer Group is reducing the options sheets to colors and that’s exactly what we need to turn product,” she says. “Their 'no-sacrifices' attitude to design and development means we will have a truly unique product that stands out from anything else on the market.”

Hoefer Group Chief Executive Office Charles Hoefer says the company will now turn its focus to manufacturing and continued workforce development in Eswatini, Africa.

“We couldn't be more excited for our USA introduction,” Hoefer says. “It's great to have dealers like Princess Craft join our team and help us match a top-quality product with premium sales and after sales service.”

Pictured above are Hoefer Group Chief Executive Officer Charles Hoefer and Princess Craft RV Owner P.J. Buerger.