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 Mar 22, 2017
Minneapolis - Wirthco Engineering, home of Battery Doctor, has announced four new innovative products - its line of USB ports and gauges.
With the new digital volt meter, RVers can know at a glance what condition their battery is in. The USB ports allow them to use and charge all of the electronic devices.
“Everybody needs to know the state of charge in their batteries and we all could use another USB port,” WirthCo Engineering Sales & Marketing Director Kelly Eagan says.
The easy to install gauges and ports can be mounted on the interior or exterior of a unit because they are protected from the elements by the weather proof covers. The LED read outs have a minimal power draw, but if that is a concern, the gauges and ports can be disconnected by installing a switch. Available now are a DC Digital volt meter, Dual USB port, Dual USB port with volt meter that all mount in a 1 1/8-inch hole and a rectangle backlit Dual USB port.