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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 .

PRVCA Training Feb. 14-15 Includes Pullrite, Marshall Excelsior, Xantr

Mon Jan 30, 2017

145279421656314.gifCamp Hill, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association has announced that Xantrex, Marshall Excelsior, Pullrite and Safety Alert training is coming to the state on Feb. 14-15.

The Feb. 14 training will be held at the Oil City Conference Center in Oil City, Pennslyvania from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Feb. 15 training will be held at the Comfort Inn in New Stanton (The same materials will be covered in each training session). Lunch will be provided. Training is free ($300 value) and open to PRVCA members only. The event qualifies for 10 recertification hours.

Instructors William Thompson, Jason Peck, Scott Rasely and Rm Lynd will be on-site to review the following information:

Xantrex Inverter/Converter
This session will cover what an inverter/converter does, its benefits and limitations. Discussion points will include different types of inverters, pure sine vs. modified sine benefits/limitations of each. Presentation will also cover common issues regarding inverter selection and installation, plus how to troubleshoot common problems. Find out how to select the proper sine inverter that will be safe for your installation.

Marshall Excelsior
RV propane safety starts with utilizing the right components for each application. LP regulators are not a one size fits all in the RV industry. Understand why you need to measure BTUs and inches of water column to utilize the correct size hose and regulation. Learn the proper steps for a flow and leak check. Discuss the value and importance of using LP products on RVs that are made in the USA.

Pullrite – fifth Wheel Towing
Customers are looking for information, assistance and choices when buying a fifth wheel hitch. Dealers who understand the correct hitch needed for the customer’s application are able to properly guide their customers through the selection process.

This session will show you how to properly match the trailers weight and size to the customers long or short bed truck. Discover the need for a stationary or an automatic sliding hitch and learn the difference between universal or no drill custom mounting brackets and CBT. Learn OEM installation applications and discuss new products.

Safety Alert
Are you aware that CO detectors have a 5-year replacement, EOL (end of life) required by UL? Where should you install a combination CO/gas alarm? What is the difference between a residential detector and an approved RV detector?

For more information call 888-303-2887. This is free training for PRVCA members.

Training not in your area? Don’t worry, PRVCA is lining up training in all areas of Pennsylvania. More opportunities will be coming soon.