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 .

Grand Design's Momentum To Feature Lippert's OneControl

Fri Sep 15, 2017

148337218592981.jpgElkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that Grand Design’s Momentum toy hauler line will feature OneControl ConnectAnwhere at this year’s Elkhart Open House.

OneControl ConnectAnywhere technology allows this Momentum to be controlled or monitored via the OneControl mobile app, virtually anywhere in the world, right on the owner’s mobile device. Previously, RV owners needed to be close enough to connect through the local Wi-Fi network built into the coach. Cellular connectivity was the most demanded feature given by consumers and dealers and Grand Design is proud to demonstrate this technology at this year’s Open House, according to a press release.

Introduced under LCI’s electronics division, LCI Technologies, OneControl ConnectAnywhere is an enhanced version of the OneControl Wireless system (formerly known as myRV) that utilizes the local Wi-Fi network. Once the OneControl App is downloaded to the owner’s mobile device, the ConnectAnywhere technology allows them the ability to operate and monitor their Momentum from virtually anywhere in the world. Another improvement with this new technology is allowing the user to be continuously connected to the internet while using the app.

OneControl ConnectAnywhere’s hardware is universal, so any cellular network can be used to operate the system. ConnectAnywhere is a true cellular system, so if there is no Wi-Fi network at the campground, the system will work seamlessly off of the user’s cellular network.

“We have had success with the OneControl Wireless product in the past,” Grand Design RV General Manager Nate Goldenberg says. “Owners like the ease of use and the convenience factor, but the cellular technology is what we’ve been waiting for. ConnectAnywhere would give our customers more freedom to use this product than ever before. With this particular unit at the Elkhart Open House, OneControl will be able to operate the coach’s slide-outs, awnings, water pump and heater, generator, multi-color dimmable lights, 3-zone HVAC system and auto leveling system. Additionally, it will monitor tank levels and control the water tank heating system.”

“More and more of our customers are starting to understand that the future of RVing will definitely require some kind of smart device incorporated into their floorplans,” LCI Director of Sales Brian Hess says. “As the key demographics become younger and younger, RVers will demand this technology. Thankfully, our LCI Technologies research and development team is keeping LCI on the cutting edge of RV technology. We’re excited to partner with Grand Design and can’t wait to see how their customers receive the product.”