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 Introduces 5-Year Warranty for Rayzar zi Antenna

Mon Mar 6, 2017

148882069828332.jpgBURLINGTON, Iowa – Winegard has announced another RV industry first. The Rayzar z1 Amplified Local HD and Digital Broadcast RV TV Antenna and RoadStar Omni-Directional VHF UHF Antenna are covered with the RV industry leading limited warranty, which covers parts for five years and labor for one year.

“Winegard has a long history of providing the highest-quality and most-reliable mobile television antennas for the RV market, and including the industry’s longest warranty is a natural extension of that,” Winegard Director of Sales and Marketing Keith Larson says. "It’s simple – we have designed, engineered and built the best antennas to withstand the rigors of the mobile environments in which they will operate for years. Our customers can be confident Winegard antennas will perform and be backed by Winegard’s superior support.”

The Rayzar z1 offers RVers’ optimal UHF reception along with strong high-band VHF to allow access to the major broadcast networks. Optimized for North American digital TV frequencies, the Rayzar z1 is designed to eliminate interference from other non-TV frequencies to maximize signal reception. The Rayzar z1 has a shorter, smaller and modern design that compliments every RV. Its durable housing materials protect against UV rays and inclement weather and it has been rigorously tested for use in typical RV conditions with wind tunnel and shock/vibration testing.

The RoadStar’s sleek, compact antenna delivers powerful performance with 360-degree signal reception and can receive all VHF/UHF/FM frequencies while parked. The RoadStar’s aerodynamic design is built strong for the harsh environment of an RV roof. No hand cranking or aiming, the RoadStar antenna is always ready for viewing.

“Both the Rayzar z1 and the RoadStar offer RV enthusiast the best in style, superior-performance, durability and ease of use," Larson says. "They are both extremely easy to install and easily replace existing antennas.”

The Rayzar z1 and RoadStar are made in USA and built in Burlington, Iowa at the Winegard 410,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which produces more than 500,000 antennas per month.