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 .
Wed Jan 25, 2017
Ford’s RV Refrigeration Training Center has provided comprehensive RV refrigerator education to many RV owners, technicians and others around the world.
In 2017, the center will be expanding its educational services by offering many new and improved DIY troubleshooting and repair videos to RV owners and technicians.
After viewing these new DIY videos, RV owners will be able to do their own comprehensive diagnostics and repairs. These step-by-step instructional videos will provide nearly every aspect of repair for the RV refrigerator that can be completed with common hand tools.
For those who do not wish to do their own repairs and are often told to replace the refrigerator or cooling unit, these videos will at least educate them on what questions to ask their technician, according to a press release.
Based on its already present media following through its website, YouTube and other media, FRVRTC estimates this new venture will keep thousands of repairable RV refrigerators and cooling units out of our landfills each year, thus saving the RV owners millions of dollars every year.