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 29, 2017
LED lighting has changed how people enjoy the outdoors at night. Davis Instruments takes this innovation to a higher level with its Mega-Light. Two models provide bright, clear light, while only drawing 1/50th of an amp.
With its advanced, easy-to-replace LED bulbs and high-output circuit boards, Mega-Lights are so efficient, they'll run for 2,000 hours — more than 80 days — on a fully charged 12-volt car battery. They even feature a light sensor that turns them on automatically when it gets dark.
Rugged Mega-Lights are built for the outdoors. They're 100 percent waterproof with an O-ring seal. The Fresnel lens projects light an impressive 2 nm/2.3 mi., and an included 320 mA bulb provides the option for twice that illumination. While not USCG approved, Mega-Light is commonly used in addition to an anchor light. This allows dinghy operators looking forward in the dark to see its illumination.
Perfect for boaters, anglers, RVers or anyone with a 12V DC outlet, the Mega-Light Utility light comes with a UL-approved, 15-foot heavy-duty cord with fused plug and hanging bracket. An incandescent bulb is included for softer lighting.
The Mega-Light Masthead is perfect for use as a navigation, interior or security light. It comes with a stainless steel bracket to mount to a mast or bulkhead, or inside an engine compartment. With six #10 holes and two key-way slots, it offers a wide variety of installation options, and even comes ready for use with a Davis Windex. It's pre-wired with a 12-inch lead.
Davis Instruments' Mega-Light Utility is $49.99 and its Mega-Light Masthead is $52.99.