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.

Cordset Allows Residential Connection Away from Campground

Tue Oct 8, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

157047107068492.jpgA power cord from SmartPlug allows RVers to plug into residential power while away from a campground pedestal.

The SmartPlug 15A 115V Dual Configuration Cordset has a standard three-prong household plug on one end. On the other, it features a redesigned RV plug that updates the traditional twist-type shore power connector with double-sidelocking clips and asymmetrical shape.

The assembled plug and inlet are designed to absorb the force of an impact, reducing the load and stress on the electrical connection and improving safety.

The SmartPlug design also features 20 times more the metal-to-metal contact, providing greater protection against resistance and overheating, the leading causes of power failure and RV fires.

Founded in 2007 and based in Seattle, SmartPlug is a privately held manufacturing firm specializing in power delivery connectors for RV and commercial applications.

For more information about the Smartplug Dual Configuration Cordset, visit the company website here.