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 Showcase New Products at Overland Expo East

Mon Sep 19, 2016

146117015596589.pngELKHART, Indiana – Dometic Group, has announced that it will showcase an expanded line of its super-rugged CFX Series of Portable Refrigerator/Freezers at this year’s Overland Expo East to be held Oct. 7-9 at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dometic, a title sponsor for the event, will be exhibiting its products at Booth 6. Dometic will exhibit the newly available CFX-28US and CFX-95DZUS, as well as the economical CC-40US and a range of other mobile cooling products and accessories.

“Don’t let the looks fool you. The CFX might look like a standard cooler, but is actually a powerful refrigerator/freezer that runs on 12V or 24V DC power from a car, truck or RV," Dometic Director of Sales Derek Laninga says. "Or, plug it into a 120V AC power source. At Overland East, we are proud to have a full range of units from the CFX line available, and we’ll be selling package deals that include the fridge and accessories. All of these models are now available to retailers and distributors.”

The rugged CFX is true mobile cooling for food and drinks – with no messy ice required. It keeps food and drinks colder than a fridge at home, even in hot weather. These units can even keep ice cream frozen.

The two newly available models on display are:

· CFX-28US – The CFX-28 is a single-zone unit that can be used either as a portable refrigerator or as a freezer – depending on where you set the thermostat – with 27 quarts of storage capacity.

· CFX-95DZUS – This top-of-the-line model is a dual-zone unit that has 86 quarts of space in two different compartments which function independently. The CFX-95DZ can even be controlled from an app.

The CFX comes in a wide range of sizes that offer between 27 and 86 quarts of storage space. The CFX-28, CFX-35, CFX-40 and CFX-50 can operate either as a refrigerator or freezer, depending on where you set the thermostat. The larger, “dual-zone” units, the CFX-65DZ and CFX-95DZ, each have separate compartments for storing fresh refrigerated food and frozen food simultaneously.

All CFX models come with a soft-touch digital thermostat. A quick-chill turbo function runs compressors at maximum performance until desired temperatures are reached, from -8ºF up to 50ºF. CFX units can run on 120V AC, 12V DC or 24V DC power. Once the temperature is reached, the CFX draws minimal power to maintain the temperature. The thermostat memory retains preset temperatures even after being turned off. The Dometic CFX units also have Battery Circuitry Protection built in, so you can’t discharge your car, RV, boat, ATV or other battery-power source.

Dometic mobile cooling technology was originally designed for the Australian outback, where advanced cooling and rugged construction are top priorities. Each CFX unit has heavy-duty stainless-steel hinges and strong latches, drop-down spring-loaded handles, removable baskets, detachable and reversible lids on some units, a USB port for charging small electronic devices and a separate dairy compartment. Both AC and DC power cords also are included.

An optional freestanding or wall-mounted CFX Wireless Display allows owners to monitor and control their CFX unit from up to 49 feet away – providing peace of mind if the owner wants to spend time away from the CFX unit or leave it outdoors. Easy-touch buttons allow users to set cooling temperature. The display is equipped with an alarm that can sound an alert when the CFX’s internal temperature increases above the desired level. The Wireless Display works on all models except for the NEW CFX-95DZUS, which can be remotely monitored and controlled by a new mobile app (available for Android and iOS).

Dometic also will display custom-fit durable padded covers for the CFX. The insulated covers help improve efficiency and are designed with openings to allow owners to easily reach controls to adjust temperature, turn the unit on/off or access the refrigerated compartments. Show attendees may also want to check out Dometic’s easy-to-install stainless steel slides for cargo areas, truck beds, and RV storage compartments, which hold the CFX in place while driving and allow for easy access to contents while tailgating, camping, or transferring items in/out.

Show visitors interested in traditional ice chest coolers can check out the Dometic Avalanche lineup, a rugged cooler with thick insulated walls; it can be used with conventional or dry ice to keep food cold for up to 10 days. Also on display will be the D Line and KOA Line of cleaning and sanitation products and portable toilets for camping.

To watch CFX videos or learn more about the product, visit Dometic’s web site.