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 .

ASA Introduces iN-Command Lite

Mon Oct 9, 2017

150756391244086.jpgELKHART, Ind. – ASA Electronics has introduced the latest addition to the line of iN-Command RV Control Systems. iN-Command Lite makes 21st century campsite control more accessible for every level of the RV market. This system utilizes a more compact body control module and tailored features that make it ideal for any RV or travel trailer.

“iN-Command Lite brings high levels of sophistication and control to a broader customer base,” ASA Electronics RV Industry Manager Jim Hess says. “Lite offers a lot of the same amazing features that our previous system introduced. We’ve made reliable smart home technology more affordable than ever so even RVs with smaller price tags can offer app control without the need for a remote. We wanted to bring innovation to all levels of RVs and enhance the customer experience.”

RV owners will be able to control the lighting and motorized functions as well as monitor battery levels directly from their smartphones through the iN-Command Lite app. The app is available as a free download for both iPhone and Android phones.

iN-Command Lite also utilizes the same patented Travel Lock Out as its predecessors. Travel Lock Out is a safety feature that disables the motorized functions of the RV while it is being towed or transported. Travel Lock Out can only be turned off on the display commander or switch plate inside the RV. This adds a second level of safety, preventing the Travel Lock Out from being accidently disengaged on the RV owner’s smartphone.