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 .
Fri Aug 25, 2017
With the ever-increasing demand for connectivity from RV consumers, Forest River has outfitted many of its 2018 offerings with the WiFiRanger Sky 3.
The WiFiRanger Sky3 is a powerful and secure wireless router and signal-booster that is designed to bring in weak WiFi from up to 2,500 feet away. As the WiFiRanger provides a private wireless network for all of the consumer's wireless computers and devices, it is a solution for today’s RVers to stay connected.
"We at Forest River are excited to be installing the WiFiRanger on the majority of our products, giving our customers the WiFi signal boost necessary to enjoy internet from RV Park WiFi while in the comforts of their RV,” says Karl Miller of Forest River’s Rockwood and Flagstaff division. “The simplicity of the install, user-friendliness and network security were the primary reasons we chose WiFiRanger to enhance our products."
As the exclusive distributer of WiFiRanger products to RV manufacturers, MITO Corporation facilitated the partnership between WiFiRanger and Forest River. The 2018 product rollout will equip thousands of Forest River units with the WiFiRanger Sky3 primarily from the Millersburg, Indiana production plants. Because of the high demand for RV-specific connectivity solutions, MITO Corporation will assist RV manufacturers in selecting and acquiring the appropriate WiFiRanger solutions to meet both customer and model-line needs.
"WiFi is the wave of the future, and we are excited to bring WiFiRanger's innovative and relevant products to the market,” MITO Corporation Vice President of Sales Rod Hire says. “Forest River is truly leading the way by preparing their products for the connectivity era."