2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

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.

Curt Launches Bluetooth Mobile Towing Scale

Fri Nov 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

157375386434095.jpgCurt, supplier of towing products and USA-made custom-fit trailer hitches, introduces a Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-compatible mobile towing scale called BetterWeigh. This innovative, compact device plugs into your vehicle diagnostic port (OBD-II) and measures the real-time weight of your vehicle, trailer, cargo/payload, tongue weight, pin weight, weight distribution and trailer brake gain, displaying them right on an Apple or Android phone.

The patented BetterWeigh mobile towing scale #51701 is powered by TowSense technology, an accelerometer that measures changes in force and acceleration to provide a live reading of the weights associated with towing. This allows for greater convenience and safer towing by eliminating the guesswork in your trailer setup.

BetterWeigh simply plugs into the OBD-II port, below the steering wheel, and wirelessly connects to your smartphone with Bluetooth and a free, downloadable app.

BetterWeigh works for bumper pull towing setups, gooseneck towing and fifth wheel towing. The weight distribution feature streamlines the weight distribution hitch setup process and makes adjustments more accurate. BetterWeigh is also ideal when loading your vehicle with cargo, supplies or equipment, giving you a live look at the vehicle’s weight, as cargo is added.

For more information on BetterWeigh, click here.