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 .
Tue Aug 22, 2017
ELKHART, Ind. – Dometic recently donated Fan-Tastic Vent products to Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle; an organization that provides clean mobile showers for the homeless.
When Dean Dodd, founder of Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle in Sacramento, California, reached out to Dometic for Fan-Tastic Vent Fans for his second converted bus, Dometic jumped on the opportunity to support a cause such as that.
“Coming from a background of homelessness myself and knowing what it’s like to not be able to get a shower, I had a heart for those who are still without," Dodd says, who runs the Mobile Shower Shuttle himself three days per week. "In 2015, the idea came to me. Together, with a dream team of builders, we set out on an 11-month build project to make Cleansing Hope Shower Shuttle come to life. We are restoring hope and dignity through providing the basic need of getting clean with our showers. We develop relationships with these people and see lives changed over time. We are seeing about 50 people each day.”
Dodd is not the only one with this idea of a Mobile Shower Shuttle, as it turns out there are Mobile Shower Shuttles happening all over the world. People are taking buses and converting them into a clean, private, free space for the homeless to shower. These shuttles cater to children and handicapped as well.
Mobile Shower Shuttles are proven to be a key factor in assisting the homeless to a better life. Being able to take a shower and clean up has given many the opportunity to find a job and a safe place to call home.
"Dometic is thrilled to be able to be part of providing clean showers to those in need," the RV supplier says in a press release.