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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 .

Winegard Announces Thor's Tuscany Line To Carry ConnecT 4G LTE

Tue May 23, 2017

149323694498962.jpgBURLINGTON, Iowa – Winegard has announced it is expanding its partnership with Thor Motor Coach, Inc. as the Winegard ConnecT RV Internet WiFi Extender + 4G LTE is now the exclusive mobile connectivity offering on Thor Motorized Tuscany line of coaches for the 2018 model year.

“Our flagship Tuscany luxury Class A motorhomes offer the ultimate in beauty, style and power in the most livable floor plans with high-end amenities," says Jon Krider, Thor Motor Coach vice president of product development and marketing. "One of the most sought after amenities is connectivity. We have again teamed-up with Winegard Company to help keep our loyal customers connected like never before. Winegard Company’s new Winegard ConnecT will offer our customers the best way to keep mobile devices, media players and computers connected to the internet, allowing for all the comforts of home when out on the road.”

Designed for the mobile environment, the Winegard ConnecT incorporates state-of-the-art MIMO antenna technology to greatly increase the range and reliability of WiFi and cellular 4G LTE signals while increasing upload and download speeds. MIMO technology gives the advantage in places with a large concentration of connected devices such as rv parks, rallies and sporting events. Ultimately, the product is designed to give RVers higher signal strength with better streaming and less interruptions.

Winegard Connect connects to any existing WiFi hotspots. When WiFi is not available, the Winegard ConnecT can be switched to utilize a reliable nationwide 4G LTE network and provide connectivity in areas where cell coverage may be weak or not available (data rates apply).

"We are pleased to have been chosen by Thor Motor Coach to showcase our newest flagship products for the RV market on their Tuscany line," Winegard Director of Sales and Marketing Keith Larson says. "The Winegard ConnecT is Winegard's first-of-its-kind WiFi Extender + 4G LTE product which empowers customers to be connected virtually anywhere. It truly is the best of both worlds.”

For more information on the Winegard ConnecT Long Range, High Performance WiFi Extender + 4G LTE product, visit www.winegard.com/connect. For more information on Thor’s Tuscany line of motor coaches, visit: thormotorcoach.com/tuscany/.