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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 .

Alde Installs Compact 3010 Hydronic Heating In Airstream Classic Line

Mon Jul 10, 2017

It only takes a quick glimpse of the gleaming aluminum to recognize an Airstream travel trailer. New for 2018, the iconic company is installing Alde Compact 3010 hydronic heating systems with a ready supply of hot water in its luxurious 30-foot and 33-foot Classic models.

The Alde Compact 3010 fits well into the overall experience of an Airstream trailer, according to a press release. It provides soft currents of gentle heat that evenly warms the entire trailer, without the harsh, dry, dusty air and noisy fans common with electric heaters.

With Airstream, no detail is overlooked, including the comfort and practicality of unlimited hot water. The 2018 Classic models feature Alde's innovative Flow. The system delivers immediate hot water for bathing and washing, limited only by the fresh water and fuel supply.

"Alde hydronic heating was chosen because it provides consistent, unified and completely silent heating to our Classic line," Airstream General Manager of Travel Trailers Bryan Melton says. "For the 2018 models, we added Alde's Flow system, which acts like a secondary water heater providing instant hot water."

Alde's efficient Compact 3010 runs off of clean-burning propane, 110-volt shore power or 12-volt DC, and draws a mere 1.9 amps. The Airstream Classic is spacious and, at only 13.5 inches long by 20 inches wide by 12.25 inches tall, the hydronic heater takes very little away from the trailer's ample storage.

Since 1931, Airstream has been synonymous with RVing. It manufactures travel trailers and touring coaches, all built with the same commitment to quality that made the company the benchmark of the industry it is today. Its website is www.airstream.com.

Alde introduced the world's first RV heater in 1966. Since then, the 68-year old company has become a global leader in hydronic heating solutions for mobile living.
Contact Alde Corp. by phone at 877-860-9814 or 360-608-4803 or at its website at www.alde.us.