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 .

Volta Power Systems Partners With Auto Meter for Display System

Wed Jan 18, 2017

148475913942722.jpgHOLLAND, Michigan - Volta Power Systems has announced a partnership with Auto Meter Products on an innovative lithium ion battery state of charge display system. The programmable Auto Meter instrument displays total available energy in Volta’s turn-key lithium ion power systems while offering customer specific, customizable warning thresholds and diagnostic code. Auto Meter has provided instrumentation to virtually every racing class and major OEM customers for 60 years.

“Our products are user friendly, reliable and consistent, and the new Auto Meter instrument system will help maintain that standard,” Volta Power Systems Co-Founder Jack Johnson says.

Volta uses tested, automotive-grade lithium ion technology to provide more energy with less noise, space, weight and charging time than traditional methods. These innovative energy systems are designed for recreational vehicles, marine applications and specialty commercial vehicles like bucket trucks. Volta will mount its Auto Meter SOC display system on the system junction box for convenience and ease of use for end users and maintenance technicians.

“The State of Charge display instrument gauge system Auto Meter designed for Volta has a variety of programmable colors and variable flash rate settings,” Auto Meter Director of Sales Brett Littlefield says. "The gauges offer Volta customers options to incorporate into their design features.”

In addition to programming options, this new instrument system provides color coded energy level indicators and a comprehensive message center for end users. The display systems were thoroughly tested on current models and will debut on Liberty Coach models later this month. Volta plans to use the gauges on current and future products, according to a press release.