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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 Partners with Coachman RV for ConnecT WiFi Extender + 4G LTE

Tue Jun 6, 2017

149676529379406.jpgBURLINGTON, Iowa - Winegard has announced it is expanding its partnership with Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River, Inc., as the Winegard ConnecT RV Internet WiFi Extender + 4G LTE is now the exclusive mobile connectivity offering on all Coachmen Freedom Express, Liberty Edition models for the 2018 model year. The ConnecT will also be an option on the remaining Freedom Express line. Coachmen RV will be the first Travel Trailer manufacturer committed to utilizing the RV connectivity product offering.

“Coachmen RV is very excited to be able to provide the very best in RV internet connectivity for our Freedom Express line," Coachmen RV Product Manager Meg Grierson says. "The Winegard ConnecT will allow our valued customers the ability to stay connected with their family, friends or work if necessary. We are responding to the increased need for not only WiFi, but more importantly the 4G LTE capabilities. Coachmen RV strives to build world-class RVs that offer all the amenities of home.”

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 you the advantage in places with a large concentration of connected devices such as RV parks, rallies and sporting events. Ultimately, you get higher signal strength with better streaming and fewer interruptions.

Winegard ConnecT easily 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 thrilled to have been chosen by Coachmen RV to showcase our newest flagship RV connectivity product on their Liberty Edition," Winegard RV OEM Business Development Manager Jennifer Hernandez says. "We are committed to offer the latest in technology to make connectivity on the road simple, secure, fast and frustration free for our customers. We specialize in producing products that add all of the conveniences and luxury of home virtually anywhere.”

For more information on the Winegard ConnecT Long Range, High Performance RV WiFi Extender + 4G LTE product, visit www.winegard.com/connect. For more information on Coachmen RV’s line of offerings visit: coachmenrv.com.