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 .

Aqua-Hot Introduces New Certified Training Program

Tue Aug 2, 2016

As the economy recovers, RV technicians are busier than ever. In response to calls for more flexible training schedules that require less time away from work, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc. introduces a completely new Certified Technician Training Program.

"Making our training schedule more accessible and accommodating, and having more certified technicians in the field enables us to provide a better level of service to coach owners," Aqua-Hot Sales and Marketing Manager Harold Ogden says. "We're taking care of the people who buy our products."

Training will now be a single, eight-hour day, a change from the previous two-day event, and will focus on the 400 and 600 series of heating systems. Sessions will be held twice a month at Aqua-Hot's Frederick, Colorado facility. The new format begins in August.

Aqua-Hot will expand its reach by providing the same training onsite at RV dealerships and regional training events. During the National RV Trade Show, Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, in Louisville, Kentucky, they'll offer a Certified Technician Course at RVIA's Tech Academy.

Courses cover hydronic heating principles and design, and diesel and LP burner maintenance and repair. Technicians will learn troubleshooting and diagnostic testing. An electrode adjustment tool and refractometer are included. Registration is at www.aquahot.com/authorizedservicetraining.