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 .

RVN Exclusive: Nordic's Replacement Cooling Units Are a Hit

Tue May 23, 2017

149555388172413.jpgNordic Cooling Systems have begun seeing its 1200/10 Replacement Cooling Units explode out of the gates in sales as the busy season has commenced.

Nordic’s Cody Pierson says the response to the units has been very good since the busy selling season came on.

The product debuted in late October, early November, but the time of year prevented the product from getting the right traction immediately. Since spring sprung, however, the product has been flying off dealers’ shelves.

“We feel confident in our product and the response has been very good,” Pierson says. “In refrigeration, you occasionally will have a defective unit, but in six months, we haven’t had one.”

Pierson says one of the reasons the product has been both of high quality and in high demand is the ARP Cooling Protection Device. Rare in RV refrigeration, the device is designed to shut off the unit when it hits a certain temperature, to keep it from overheating. When it cools down, it will attempt to restart it again.

“This is the biggest feature in our model, to prevent it from going bad,” Pierson says. “When refrigerators overheat, it can continue to try to run and go bad. Ours comes pre-installed with a device that shuts off the unit when it hits a certain temperature and then will turn back on when it has cooled down.”

There are other RV refrigeration manufacturers that have a version of that, but Pierson says Nordic’s is more all-encompassing and more convenient to reach, since it is mounted on the exterior of the device and all that needs to be done is to hit a little button. Other manufacturers build the same control module on the interior of the model, where an RVer would need to take off the back of the unit to get to it, Pierson says.

The units feature heavier gauge steel, added reinforcement and less heat at the boiler. The units also come with a 2-year warranty.

For more information on Nordic Cooling Units, visit http://www.nordiccoolingunits.com/home.php.