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 .

WFCO Introduces New RV Energy Management Switches

Fri Sep 15, 2017

150548953131803.jpgELKHART, IND. – WFCO has provided another leading electrical product with its introduction of the EM-15 & EM-20 Energy Management Switches for the RV industry.

The EM-15 has a single mode of operation designed to share the power from a single branch circuit that normally requires its own 15A breaker. Potential applications include microwaves, hairdryers, water heaters and fireplaces. WFCO’s EM-15 constantly monitors the levels of both the primary and secondary circuits, and will shut down the secondary circuit once levels reach the designated Amperage. After the Amperage drops below a specified point, power is resupplied to the secondary circuit.

The EM-20 is ideal for units with multiple air conditioners and other highly used appliances. It features an exclusive remote-control panel, which provides end users the ability to manually choose the branch circuit to which they would like operation priority assigned. WFCO’s EM-20 also boasts four power modes, including Logic Relay Modes that allow direct connection to air conditioners with energy management inputs for easy installation.

Additionally, both the EM-15 & EM-20 offer three possible mounting positions for flexible design and quick installation: wall/floor mount, back of 8500 Series Power Center or back of 8900 Series Power Center.

“The EM-15 and EM-20 are by far the most flexible, most universal Energy Management Switches in the marketplace,” WFCO President Rich Dotson says. “Their design allows for use across many different RV types and their features put the control in the hands of the RV owner, which is ideal given they know their power needs best.”