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 .
Wed Jul 12, 2017
HOLLAND, Mich. - Volta Power Systems has partnered with Advanced RV to bring the first type B Motorhome featuring an automotive-grade lithium ion system to market. The energy systems use automotive based large format lithium ion technology and advanced underhood generation that produces four times the energy with less noise, space, weight and charging time than traditional methods.
The new Advanced RV type B Mercedes model, Escape, will go to market by the end of August. The model has completed extensive data testing and recharge cycles and will complete field testing in July. The Volta technology uses automotive based technology previously only accessible by major automotive OEMs.
“The new RV system means true freedom from shore power and the ability to explore anywhere without the noise,” Volta Power Systems Co-Founder Jack Johnson says. "With over two times the energy storage, the new Advanced RV Class B can include more amenities for users and increase their RV experience.”
The new Volta system offers two and a half times the power output and 10 times more energy storage than technology found in a traditional type B model, and two times more storage than the previous generation lithium ion used in Advance RV’s vehicles. The additional energy powers many of Advanced RV’s Escape model’s 36 new features, including Rozie house monitoring, Silverleaf control system and additional rear heating.
Initial testing demonstrates that the Escape’s power system can run the air conditioner at 100 percent duty cycle for more than eight hours on battery power alone, making it more convenient and safe to leave pets in the motorhome alone.
“Since the beginning, we set out to create high-quality, carefree travel,” Advanced RV Owner Mike Neundorfer says. "Incorporating the Volta Power System into our RV made perfect sense. The system is a lightweight, safe and small solution that packs a big punch for our customers.”