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 .

WiFiRanger Introduces WFR Passport for WiFi Improvements

Tue Jan 3, 2017

WiFiRanger is enhancing the RV WiFi use experience with new technology embedded in every WiFiRanger, improving performance and usability at hundreds of RV parks and State Campgrounds across the country.

The service, called WFR Passport, enables a seamless connection scenario, eliminating the need to “log in” at many of the countries parks and automatically locates the fastest connection offered at the venue.

“WiFiRangers are the consumer side solution to our rich technology stack that has been implemented during our 13 years of delivering solutions to the RV Park and RV Owner markets," CEO Kelly Hogan says. "This latest improvement tightens the connection even further and gives WiFiRanger owners faster and simpler connections at the vast number of parks utilizing our technology. Our customers want simplicity, automation and performance, and we are delivering it via technology at both sides of the connection.”

WFR Passport will be included in the 7.0.6 Phantom Firmware release scheduled for Q1 2017 and will be free to all owners of WiFiRangers. It will immediately operate at
the hundreds of private and state parks utilizing their technology stack delivered by national integrators including TengoInternet and other private branded venues.

“‘Connecting You For Success’ is TengoInternet’s promise," TengoInternet COO Gaylen Washington says. "WFR Passport promises to simplify and improve the guest connection experience at our customer locations, particularly improving the inside cabin experience. This innovation seems to be a win-win for our campground customers, their staff and guests.”

Future versions of the WFR Passport service will include additional subscription-based services for the WiFiRanger owner, including discounted and free access to premium bandwidth options, unlimited SafeSurf VPN services, unlimited CloudIR access to RV devices and exclusive access to select access points in parks specifically for high bandwidth streaming services.

WiFiRanger products, assembled and designed in Boise Idaho, are available directly at wifiranger.com or for OE integration from its Elkhart, Indiana distributor MITO

For more information, direct inquiries can be sent to sales@wifiranger.com or call 208-321-5544 or for OE inquiries, 574-295-2441.