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 .

RV News Exclusive: Command Electronics Introduces New LED Lights

Wed Mar 15, 2017

148958955161838.jpgCommand Electronics has debuted its new Double LED Surface Mount Oval Interior Light, nicknamed the Double Scoop, after the snow cone, to replace the double LED or incandescent pancake light in RVs throughout the market.

"It's what we've created and designed to replace the double pancake," Command Electronics Sales Manager Beth Campagna-Kindle says. "They're all LEDs, low profile and make for a great amount of light."

The new 12-volt LED light with a dome lens measures 8 inches long by 4.5 inches tall and 0.75 inches wide and is designed to blend nicely into the ceiling. Additionally, the switch is designed to be user-friendly and the light can put off an impressive amount of light and can make a good overhead or cargo light.

While the new Double Scoop light will be replacing the pancake light, Campagna-Kindle says they will probably continue to sell the latter on the retail side of the business, but the new LED Double Light is being marketed as a replacement to the RV industry for the light.

"There have been a lot of request for samples and quotes recently," she says. "More recently, we just got out to showing it at that level and everyone seems to be wanting to see it. There's been a good excitement generated from it."

Command Electronics is a third-generation family-owned and operated business, where 90 percent of what the company sells is manufactured in its Schoolcraft, Michigan facility. Campagna-Kindle's grandfather, Joe Campagna, started the company in 1969 and the business has been manufacturing and selling electronics and lights to the RV industry every since.