Industry Links

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 .

SmartPlug Announces Product for Air Conditioning Power Safety

Tue Jul 25, 2017

During the heat of summer, many RV owners turn on their air conditioning units. Whether portable or installed, they have serious power requirements that can strain and overload outdated, twist-type shore power systems.

SmartPlug introduces its namesake product, which is designed to be a safer approach to the power requirements RVers face.

Available in 30- or 50-amp models, the SmartPlug consists of an inlet and cordset with connector. What sets it apart from traditional shore power equipment is the unique pin and clip design that provides more metal-to-metal contact. This dramatically reduces the chance of fire due to resistance and overheating from the loads an air conditioner can place on the system.

Additionally, its asymmetrical plug with spring-loaded locking clips slides straight in, making it easy to do when tired or dark.

The SmartPlug is simple to install. Its mounting holes match industry standards. It's simply a matter of unscrewing four screws, connecting the wires to the new inlet and reinstalling in the same cut-out. For RV owners with a usable cable, 30- and 50-amp Retro-Fit Connectors are available.