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 .
Mon Aug 21, 2017
King, a Minnesota-based designer and manufacturer of satellites and antennas, will begin marketing a powerful Wi-Fi antenna this fall, a product company leaders say could add 50 percent more revenue to the 100-person company over the next several years.
The King Falcon will be out this October and is geared for RV, camper and mobile home owners.
The device is part omni-directional antenna, which gathers signals from all around it, and part directional antenna, which points to a specific source for wireless connection. To use the Falcon, consumers would open the King app on a smart phone, scan for a Wifi signal from all directions, choose the one they want and then point in that direction. King is boasting the $649 antenna's directional pull for a signal it claim is 10 times stronger than anything currently on the market, according to a story by The Minneapolis-St. Paul Journal.