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 .

WFCO Electronics Introduces T-57 Transfer Switch

Thu Jun 22, 2017

149807532543737.jpgELKHART, Indiana - WFCO Electronics’ dedication to continuous improvement has resulted in transfer switch models that are easier and quicker to install while also being highly effective in providing the safe transfer of power and in preventing damage to the RV’s electrical system.

WFCO’s current models are the T-57 (50 Amp output; 120/240 VAC, 60 Hz input) and the T-30 (30 Amp output; 120 VAC, 60 Hz input). The T-57 model offers installer-friendly features such as an easy-access terminal bar with each lug labeled so technicians can easily identify the particular lug’s purpose. WFCO has reduced the T-57’s weight by replacing the typical metal housing with a plastic housing that’s easier for the installer to handle. The high temperature-rated plastic also enables a quick snap-on and pull-off cover instead of fiddling with screws. Easy knock-outs further speed installation.

The T-30 can also be installed quickly and easily onto the back of the WFCO 8900 Series power centers and the T-30WM can be mounted on any vertical or horizontal surface.

WFCO transfer switches are engineered for silent, safe, reliable performance. Each utilizes DC coil relays that prevent AC “chatter” noise and drop-out in low-voltage conditions. Accidental coupling of power from or to shore line and generator is prevented by a “break before make” configuration. WFCO models prevent crossover and “arcing,” and feature a 30-second delay to allow the generator to complete diagnostics and get up to speed, which avoids damage from power surges. A “pass through” feature always makes shore power available.

“We have listened to what technicians have to say and we have continually improved our lineup of transfer switches to help installers,” WFCO Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Ryan says. "In terms of performance, our models have become better and safer than ever for RV electrical systems.”

For more about transfer switches and other WFCO products, visit wfcoelectronics.com.