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.

Stealth Trailers Adds Toy Haulers to Its Lineup

Wed Jun 12, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156044038191238.pngStealth Enterprises, a U.S. builder of quality cargo and specialty trailers, announces its new lineup of Stealth Nomad toy and work haulers for 2019. Ranging in size from 18 to 30 feet with a payload capacity of up to 7,700 pounds, depending on model and length, the Nomad series is engineered to handle both work and play equipment.

Flexible Floor Plans for Active Families
According to the company, the Nomad includes a full bath with a shower, toilet and sink. The units also come with a full kitchen with two-burner stove, refrigerator, microwave and sink.

The four 2020 Nomad floor plans are:

- Front Kitchen in 18-to-30-foot sizes has the largest garage space or work area and can be outfitted with optional jack-knife couches and HappiJac queen bed to sleep four.

- Double Bunk in 24- to-30-foot sizes with a full bath and double bunk beds that sleep four up front and a mid-kitchen.

- Front Bath in 22- to-30-foot sizes with a large full bath and a shower forward and kitchenette behind.

- Queen Bed floor plan in the 24-to-30-foot sizes is a more conventional toy hauler configuration with a bedroom with queen bed up front, full bath adjacent and kitchenette mid-coach.

"The Stealth Nomad provides active families with the essential comforts of camping at a fraction of the price of today's luxury toy hauler RVs," Stealth President and COO Mike Scheetz says. "The Nomad has the added benefit of serving working families as a tough crossover toy hauler that can handle dirt bikes, side-by-sides, cars or jeeps on the weekend, and then load construction equipment and materials to the job site throughout the week."

Scheetz elaborated that the company included four floor plans into the Nomad series as a baseline for customers to build-out a trailer to meet any demand.

"Families can add a queen sized HappiJac bed to most of these floor plans to sleep an additional two adults," Scheetz says. "And unlike most RVs, with the HappiJac option we add six inches of height to these models creating additional storage cabinet potential inside. The Nomad has dozens of options most RV manufacturers just don't offer."

Features include:

- Heavy-duty steel or lightweight aluminum frames.

- Ramp doors available to handle up to 5,000 pounds.

- Customizable interiors for camping or working—with additional cabinets, tool storage, roof and ladder racks, custom kitchens and a variety of stow-away sleeping accommodations from jack-knife sofas to queen-sized HappiJac beds.

- Heavy-duty twin axles are standard in 5,200-, 6,000- and 7,000-pound capacities depending on the length of the Nomad.

- A wider body than most RVs, the 8.5-foot-wide Nomad can handle side-by-sides as well as full size-cars and jeeps with a ramp-door opening of 80 inches high by 94 inches wide.

- Pre-wired and equipped to handle power portable solar panels or gas, diesel and LP generators.

For more information, please click here.