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 .

Magellan Expands Southern California Location

Fri Jan 6, 2017

SAN DIMAS, California - Magellan has announced that in keeping with its focus on Connected Car and other emerging automotive technologies, it will be combining its San Dimas and Santa Clara offices into one, located in San Dimas. Magellan is also celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing its customers with award winning navigation solutions. The move will bring all company functions – engineering, sales, marketing, support, administration, etc. – under one roof located in the thriving Southern California auto industry.

"For 30 years Magellan has been at the forefront of navigation technology," Magellan President Pierre Parent says. "From the Connected Car, to dashcams and navigators, Magellan is continuing to bring innovative products to its consumer and auto OEM customers. The expansion of our Southern California office will position the company for the next phase of growth as we continue to develop and market industry leading products."

Magellan is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate series portable car navigation products, as well as the Magellan eXplorist outdoor handheld navigation devices. The eXplorist TRX7 off-road navigator is the newest addition to the company's line up of cloud based navigation products, in addition to its award-winning Magellan MiVue DashCams and DashCam Navigators. Magellan also provides cloud-based navigation solutions for automotive OEMs, as well as GPS enabled products for the fleet, trucking and RV markets.

"Having been headquartered in San Dimas previously, this is more like returning home after an extended trip," Parent says. "Expanding the team at our San Dimas office allows us to again bring our team together in one location and access the vast automotive and technology talent pool in Southern California."