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 .

SmartPlug System Debuts New 30-Amp Connection

Tue Aug 23, 2016

147196942529715.jpgRVers take to the road for the fun and care-free lifestyle. Worrying about the leading causes of fire and electrocution—loose auxiliary power connections and overheating of the connector and inlet—diminishes the joy of RVing.

The new 30A SmartPlug System addresses the failings of old-fashioned, twist-type connections with a safe, smart approach.

The innovative SmartPlug System consists of an inlet and cord set with connector, similar to what RVers have used for generations. But it's the RV-side connection that sets this power solution apart.

The 30-amp connection made between the SmartPlug inlet and connector provides 20 times the metal contact than a traditional twist-type plug for maximum electrical transfer. This dramatically reduces resistance, and subsequent overheating and the potential for fires.

A unique sleeve design with dual, stainless steel locking levers bears the cord tension, not the electrical pins. Traditional connectors rely on pushing in and twisting. Even with a locking ring, cords can be pried loose and internal parts damaged if someone accidentally trips on the cord. SmartPlug utilizes a robust, overbuilt connector and inlet for maximum durability and safety.

The SmartPlug System inlet is easy to install. Mounting holes match industry standards, so it's simply a matter of unscrewing four screws, connecting the wires to the new inlet and re-installing in the same cut-out. For RVers who want to reuse their existing cable, 30A Retro-fit Connectors are available.

The inlet comes in four versions to match an RV's trim color: black, white, grey and stainless steel. 30A connectors, inlets, combo sets and standard and dual configuration cord sets with the standard park power connectors are available.

SmartPlug Systems doesn't make a broad range of electrical parts. Its sole focus is to build the safest, most reliable power supply equipment available. Their products meet or exceed stringent code compliance standards in the US and Canada.