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 .
Mon Dec 12, 2016
Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, an RV industry leader in hydronic heating, certified 20 participants in the RVIA Technical Academy recently held in at the RVIA Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
The companies the participants represented are now eligible to become Factory Authorized Service Centers. Requests for training exceeded the capacity of the RVIA show, the company says.
Students at the eight-hour training session became proficient in diesel and propane burners, maintenance, leak detection and how to troubleshoot an Aqua-Hot heating unit.
Aqua-Hot recently overhauled its certification program to accommodate RV technicians' busy schedules and make them more accessible. Now a single day, training is held at the Aqua-Hot facility, dealerships and regional events.
Information on attending or scheduling a Certified Technician Training Program is at aquahot.com/authorizedservicecenterprogram.aspx.
Since 1984, Aqua-Hot hydronic heating systems have been in use in RVs, trucks, buses and off-highway equipment. Providing even interior heat and on-demand continuous hot water, models run on diesel, propane and natural gas.