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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 .

Winegard ConnecT Offered as Option on All 2017 Tiffin Models

Wed Mar 1, 2017

147853705444127.jpgBURLINGTON, Iowa – Tiffin Motorhomes has announced that it has partnered with Winegard to offer the Winegard ConnecT Long Range, High Performance WiFi Extender + 4G LTE as an option on all of its 2017 models. Additionally, Tiffin will pre-wire for Winegard ConnecT on all of its 2017 models that do not receive the Winegard ConnecT 4G1 option.

“With the continued demand for connectivity via WiFi and LTE, it makes sense for Tiffin Motor Homes to include Winegard ConnecT pre-wire for all class A coaches and offer the Winegard ConnecT as a factory installed option,” says Andy Baer of Tiffin Motorhomes. "Our goal is to offer choices for our customers that address today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s questions. Winegard has been a great long-term partner for us and has stepped out in front of the connectivity demand by developing a product that our purchase intenders want. By offering both the ConnecT as a factory option and including the pre-wire as standard, we remove the burden of wiring from the dealer.”

“Tiffin is one of the leading original equipment manufacturers in the U.S. and we’re proud to be partnering with leading OEM’s like Tiffin on our newest products,” Winegard Director of Sales and Marketing Keith Larson says. "They recognized that without the pre-wire, installations can be difficult for the dealer, as well as costly for the RV owner, both of which are being addressed, because of Tiffin’s dedication to superior customer service.”

Designed for the mobile environment, the Winegard ConnecT increases the range of existing WiFi hotspots. This long-range, high-performance WiFi extender captures available WiFi signal and re-broadcasts it throughout the RV for a secure connection at the fastest speed available. When WiFi is not available, the ConnecT utilizes high-gain 4G LTE antennas to connect to a nationwide data network and provide connectivity in areas where cell coverage may be weak or not available.

For more information on the Winegard ConnecT Long Range, High Performance WiFi Extender + 4G LTE product, visit www.winegard.com/connect.