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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 .

Dometic to Debut New Powered Vent at Elkhart Open House

Thu Sep 1, 2016

Dometic Group, a supplier of comfort and convenience products for the RV, automotive, truck, marine and lodging industries, today announced it will showcase its new Powered Vent at the 2016 Elkhart Open House, to be held Monday, Sept. 19, in Elkhart, Indiana.

Dometic’s 1400 model is a 12 volt fan, using a mere 3 amps or less of energy, and featuring ceiling fan operation. Its lightweight design and increased structural support make it not only durable, but also easy to service. The Pop N’ Lock internal screen is designed for easy removal to clean, and a top mounting Pop N' Lock screen can be purchased for additional bug protection. The 1450 model fan comes with all of the same features, with the additional reversible fan blade for air intake or exhaust.

The Open House will take place at Dometic’s facility at 2320 Industrial Parkway, Elkhart, from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 19, followed by factory tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 20. Individuals who RSVP by visiting will be eligible for a chance to win a prize. During the cocktail reception, Dometic will be offering prize giveaways, and giving tours through its refrigerator factory.

Dometic will also be providing a sneak peek of its PowerChannel Hardware and the Atwood Glass Bi-fold cover. The 12 volt PowerChannel Hardware mounts seamlessly to your existing Dometic awning hardware to conveniently run Dometic’s oscillating fan, Bluetooth speaker and LED spotlight accessories. The Atwood Bi-Fold cover was newly redesigned with tinted glass and mounts flush on your range to expand your counter space. Durable, tempered glass provides an easy-to-clean surface. It is available in a see-through smoke grey tint or full blackout glass for a luxurious, high-end appearance. When folded back the cover stays in the upright position so it won’t fall down. It is designed for easy installation and includes fasteners.

“The Powered Vent is the best in the industry, providing RVs with energy-efficient, powerful ventilation for year-round comfort,” said Dave Schutz, VP of OEM Sales & Marketing. “The vent is designed with a 7/8" lower profile lid to increase aerodynamics. RVers will be delighted with the powerful air flow and head-turning design.”