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 .

Dometic Wins Third Place for RVAA Product of the Year

Wed Aug 30, 2017

150410615091082.jpgELKHART, Ind. – Dometic won third place for the 2017 Product of the Year Award at the RVAA Executive Conference in San Diego, California.

“The new Power Wand is revolutionizing RV awning upgrades,” Dometic Director of Marketing – Americas Trey Miller says. “It allows a user to have their existing manual awning replaced with a power awning without the need to have power run from the coach, saving them up to thousands of dollars in installation and alterations to their RV that could have traditionally deterred them from upgrading.”

The Power Wand is designed to be easily installed through a small connection harness that attaches quickly to the lower portion of the hardware arm with two screws or pop rivets and is then connected directly to the awning wiring. The self-contained rechargeable Power Wand can then be plugged into the connection harness and with the flip of a switch the awning can quickly and easily be extended or retracted. The Power Wand unit can then be unplugged and stored until the next use.

The Power Wand’s battery will last an entire season on a single charge with typical usage. Full recharge time is only four hours and additional batteries can be purchased for full timers or heavy awning users. The unit comes complete with everything needed for installation and operation- the Power Wand unit, rechargeable battery, battery charger and the awning hardware connection harness.

“Dometic continues to provide solutions to enhance the RV lifestyle and the Power Wand is just the latest example,” Miller says. “Many of our innovations are derived from feedback we receive directly from consumers.”

RVers with the Dometic Power Wand would no longer need to worry about manually closing their awning when a storm is brewing.

Included with the Power Wand:

• (1) Connection Enclosure
• (1) Mud Plug
• (1) Connection Harness
• Battery and Charger