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 .

RV Comforts System Partners with Twin Lakes RV for CheapHeat

Mon Jul 31, 2017

RV Comforts Systems LLC. has partnered with Twin Lakes RV in La Grange, Indiana to offer factory-certified installation of the CheapHeat Gas/Electric Hybrid Furnace kits prior to shipping of a new Trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome to the RV Dealer.

Under this new program, after the dealer places their order with the RV manufacture, the dealer simply contacts Kim or Jay Douglas at Twin Lakes RV and Twin Lakes will coordinate the CheapHeat install with the manufacturer and the shipper (currently available for select RV manufacturers).

The CheapHeat is a UL-Listed/RVIA-compliant electrical heating option, an add-on assembly to any RV propane furnace, so today's RVer can simply choose propane or electricity to heat the interior of the coach. This unit is mounted directly downstream of the existing gas furnace and employs tungsten heating coils powered by 120 or 240-volts AC to provide the heat. The 12-volt fan motor on the furnace then pushes the heated air throughout the distribution ducting in the coach.

It can be configured into three different wattage ratings giving it the ability to heat a large RV all the way down to the single digit numbers, depending on the shoreline cord limitations. The electrical heat source is 100 percent efficient and all heat produced is forced through the ducts since the heating core itself is mounted in the direct flow of the central distribution system. Compared to the burning of propane for comfort heating, which is about 60 percent efficient, the all-electric CheapHeat option is a viable option for serious coach owners to consider.