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 Systems Introduces Waterproof Inlet and Connector

Wed Dec 14, 2016

148172950474265.jpgTo say that the design of the traditional twist-type power cord connector is old is an understatement. When it was invented back in the 1930s, RVers were known as Tin Can Tourists. Still in use today and barely changed, these devices are hazardous, out of date and a common cause of electrical fires, according to a press release by SmartPlug Systems.

SmartPlug Systems has come out with a product designed to be a better, safer solution for today's modern motorcoach and trailer owner.

The innovative SmartPlug is a revolutionary waterproof inlet and connector with 20 times the metal contact than traditional twist-type plugs. This maximizes the electrical transfer and reduces the arcing, resistance and resultant overheating that leads to fire.

Easier to use than traditional twist-type connections, the SmartPlug sleeve design pushes straight in and locks in places with two levers, all with one hand. Its asymmetrical design makes it simple to connect the power, even in the dead of night.

The SmartPlug has been thoroughly tested by independent laboratories. It's Intertek ETL listed and the only shore power plug to be UL certified. IMANNA proved it waterproof by subjecting it to 30 grueling days of salt fog.

RV owners across the US and Canada have placed their trust in the SmartPlug. It's simple and quick to install using common household tools.

The inlet is available in four versions: white, grey and black polymer, and stainless steel. It's available in 30A/125V or 50A 125/250V.