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 .

Garnet Unveils New Bluetooth-Enabled Gauge for RV Holding Tanks

Wed Aug 30, 2017

150412976685679.jpgSherwood Park, Alberta — Garnet Instruments Limited proudly announces the launch of its new 709-BTP3 RV tank monitor. This new gauge now has Bluetooth wireless technology, which allows RV owners to check their tank levels via their smartphone or tablet device.

Tank levels and battery voltage can be displayed on a smartphone or tablet with a free downloadable app available on both iTunes and Google Play. The 709-BTP3 gauge monitors battery voltage, fresh and sewer holding tanks as well as connecting to a LPG tank sensor and includes a pump switch.

"Unlike so many other gauges on the market today that foul up with waste and often read full regardless of tank levels, Garnet's SeeLeveL II gauges do not foul up, are easy to install and provide an accurate readout. There is no more guessing how full your tank is." stated George Fraser, President and Founder of Garnet Instruments Ltd. "With the new Bluetooth enabled gauge we have taken it one step further and can now provide you with that same accurate up-to-date information via your smartphone or tablet."

The 709-BTP3 is accurate to 3/8 of an inch (0.9525 cm). Functioning on a common bus system, the SeeLeveL only requires two wires to connect the sensors to the display and can use existing wires. Accessible tanks are easy to retrofit as the sensors adhere externally to the holding tanks, eliminating sewage buildup on the sensors. The sensors are designed to be shortened with the option to stack two sensors for larger tanks.