2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying 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.

Airstream Adds to 2020 Product Line

Wed Jun 19, 2019
Author: RV News

156092885712554.pngAirstream is making updates and adding to its product line. The manufacturer has released new features and floor plans for the 2020 Globetrotter, Flying Cloud, International Serenity and Classic travel trailers.

In an effort to improve the Airstream experience for customers, the company came out with two layouts for the Globetrotter. The 23-foot Front Bed and Front Bed Twin floor plans are the shortest and most accessible options to-date for this model.

Airstream has added an optional rear hatch to the 27-foot Flying Cloud and International Serenity travel trailers. The hatch allows for easy access to the outdoors, expedites the loading and unloading of equipment, and creates a scenic dining experience by opening up the rear of the travel trailer. While the rear hatch has historically been part of special edition models, Airstream is expanding the option for these two models to give customers more flexibility when choosing a travel trailer that fits their needs.

"Airstream is dedicated to constantly improving and listening to what consumers want and need in a travel trailer,” said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream. “With these new floor plans, features, and improvements, we are looking to add value, safety, and technology for consumers.”

Other improvements include the upgraded design of the exterior storage doors, which are now fully enclosed radius doors that flow with the natural rounded shape of the trailer along with a better hitch coupler that will make it easier for owners to connect and disconnect from the trailer.

Airstream has also released an additional feature for the Classic Travel Trailer with Smart Control Technology, an active tire pressure monitoring system. It actively monitors all four tires, plus the spare, continuously and reports to both the supplied display and Airstream Smart Control App.

While some monitoring systems function based on activated movement, Airstream’s will report tire pressure pounds per square inch whether the Classic is on the road or sitting in storage. With the provided Smart Control app, users can monitor temperature for each tire, identify and place active warnings, and see updates related to the tires.

For more information on Airstream’s 2020 updates, click here.