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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 .

SmartPlug Systems Announces ARC Representation as Rep Group

Thu Apr 20, 2017

SmartPlug Systems has announced that ARC Representation & Consulting now represents its innovative line of safe and smart shore power electrical equipment nationwide. The rep group specializes in the RV market.

"ARC is renowned for helping dealers sell more product through education and improved merchandising," SmartPlug Systems CEO Tony Barber says. "We're confident they'll strengthen SmartPlug brand awareness among RV professionals and consumers alike."

Founded in 2014 by managing partner Raymond Padgett, ARC intentionally limits the number of lines it carries. It selects suppliers based on four criteria: quality products, superior customer service, integrity and dedication to the retail customer. Its website is www.arcnow.net.

The revolutionary SmartPlug replaces outdated and often troublesome twist-type inlets and connectors. With double-sided locking clips and an asymmetrical shape, it's easier to use. Its unique plug sleeve design allows the assembled plug and inlet to absorb the force of an impact. There is no load or stress on the electrical connection. With more metal-to-metal contact, it provides greater protection against resistance and overheating — the leading causes of power failure and fires.

Contact SmartPlug Systems at 206-285-2990, by email at Sales@smartplug.com or visit www.smartplug.com.