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 .

WFCO Introduces Two-Stage Lithium-ion Converter

Tue Nov 22, 2016

146894346216527.jpgElkhart, Indiana – As part of WFCO’s continued commitment to providing the RV industry with leading power solutions, the company will soon be introducing the industry’s first two-stage lithium-ion converter designed for easy installation and use in both the OEM and the Aftermarket.

The first of many models to come, the WF-9850L2, will be introduced to the marketplace in early 2017, but WFCO will preview the converter at the RVIA Trade Show in
Louisville, Kentucky.

“At WFCO, our goal is always to be here for our customers today to meet tomorrow’s needs and that is exactly what we’re doing by introducing our new lithium-ion converter,” WFCO Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Ryan says. “We see the RV industry trending toward lithium and we want to meet that demand with a well thought out product ahead of the curve.”

The WFCO two-stage process ensures a safe operating voltage for all loads in the RV, quickly replaces energy back into the battery and assures the lithium cells inside the battery remain balanced.

Unlike other products on the market, which appear to be lithium-ion battery chargers, the WF-9850L2 is primarily a converter designed to power the RV’s real-world loads and also charge lithium-ion batteries.

“Power products are meant to meet the needs of RV owners and fit the lifestyles they lead while traveling,” Ryan says. “WFCO’s lithium RV converter does just that, which is why we have named it ‘The Lithium-Ion Converter for RVs.'"

WFCO will be previewing this new technology at the RVIA Trade Show in Louisville and encourages OEMs, dealers and media to visit at Booth 629 in Hall 8 to learn more.