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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 .

Forest River Silverback Supplied with ASA's Jensen Products

Mon Sep 18, 2017

150574814786399.jpgELKHART, Ind. – ASA Electronics has been chosen to supply Forest River with a full entertainment package for its Cedar Creek Silverback edition fifth wheel. The Cedar Creek Silverback has been completely redesigned, with two new floor plans coming in model year 2018. The entertainment system features JENSEN TVs, the JENSEN JSB2000 sound bar and the brand new App Ready JENSEN JWM70A wallmount stereo.

“It was really important to us, with this redesign, that we add more technology for our customers without overwhelming them,” Forest River Regional Sales Manager Nick Schrock says. “JENSEN gives us the advanced tech we want, and it’s incredibly easy to use. A big part of that is that you can control the whole package – the stereo, the TV and even the sound bar – from one remote. It all works together as a system and it’s smart, it does the thinking for you.”

The JWM70A and JSB2000 can also be controlled using the free jControl App, turning any Android or iPhone into a wireless remote. ASA has designed the JENSEN family of products to play well together, functioning as a unit. For example, the JWM70A wallmount stereo is equipped with jCOM, which means the stereo not only knows when you’ve inserted a DVD, but it tells the TV the input to switch to, according to a press release.

“Our customers don’t want to mess with changing inputs on their TV to watch a movie, just like they don’t want to mess with a bunch of remotes lying around,” Schrock says. “With jCOM, all they have to do is turn on the TV and it’s ready to go. It knows what to do.”

JWM70A also offers Forest River customers the ability to independently control the volume of three speaker zones. This industry-first development ensures comfortable volume levels inside and outside of the trailer.

“We’re big believers in JENSEN and ASA because we know their product is built for the RV,” Schrock says. “We know our dealers and their customers know JENSEN and they know this brand is thinking of them and the things they want and need.”