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 .

Forest River: Palomino Columbus Has Tire Monitoring

Wed Mar 13, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155250995497485.pngForest River Inc. says Palomino Columbus now has factory-installed TPMS by Truck System Technologies (TST) on all new RV builds.

Forest River says TST’s TPMS can help protect consumers from the dangers relating to a low tire by alerting them to real-time temperature and pressure measurements on a widescreen color display. Warnings are presented on the digital display as audio, visual and textual alerts giving the consumer ample time to pull to a safe location.

“Columbus is elated to be partnering with Truck System Technologies (TST) on factory installed Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems on every unit we build as a standard, no additional cost to the consumer, Forest River exclusive,” Palomino Columbus General Manager Colin Dechant says. “TST, with their parent company P.S.I., are the world leaders for automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS) and TMPS in the commercial trucking industry. We couldn’t be happier to bring their expertise in this field to the Forest River Columbus line of RV’s.”

In addition to RV’s, TST systems are expandable and can monitor up to four trailers (boat, agricultural, utility, cargo etc.) or “toys” (side by sides, motorcycles, etc.) and 115 tires, including spares.
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“Columbus feels that the TST system provides the best tire pressure monitoring system in the nationwide market. TST’s customer service and support have been second to none,” Dechant says. “Dealers will appreciate the value add this provides to Columbus RV’s. This exceptional partnership provides more awareness reducing potential tire issues as Columbus Owners travel the country in their Forest River RV.”