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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 .

Keystone Fuzion Omni Chill A/C System Revolutionizes RV Cooling

Tue Oct 10, 2017

150765005954873.jpgGoshen, Ind. – Until now it has been impossible to operate three RV air conditioners in “cooling” mode at the same time. With each air-conditioner requiring up to 20 amps of power, the electrical demand exceeded virtually all of the RV’s 50-amp capacity. Enter the Fuzion Omni Chill Super High-Efficiency A/C system.

“Omni Chill will completely change the way customers feel about RV air-conditioning,” Fuzion Product Manager Jeremiah Dumka says. “Camping in the desert heat? Florida in July? Fuzion has you covered. The all new Omni Chill ¾+ Ton A/C system delivers 50 percent more cooling power than any other towable RV on the market. This is accomplished by the advanced technology which enables all three air-conditioners to run at the same time, making the all new Fuzion toy haulers the ‘COOLEST’ units out there.”

Omni Chill was developed in partnership with Dometic to take advantage of that company’s high-efficiency fans and compressors. Unlike current three A/C set ups, which rely on an energy management system to cycle one of the three A/C compressors, (off and on to balance the electrical load), Omni Chill makes it possible for all three compressors to operate at the same time.

“We worked closely with Keystone engineers and the Fuzion product team to make this breakthrough system a reality,” Dometic National Accounts Manager Mike Boyer says. “In high ambient temperatures, Omni Chill lowered the interior temperature dramatically below that achieved by conventional systems. This will make a significant difference in keeping customers cool and comfortable in hot climates.”

Fuzion dealer Holiday World noted that the Omni Chill system will be a major selling feature to this Sun Belt dealer’s customers. With locations in Katy, League City, Willis, Dallas and Alvarado, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, beating the heat is a real plus.

“We were struck immediately by how well this system cools the coach, especially within large spaces like you find in Fuzion toy haulers,” Holiday World’s Kevin Hoffpauir says. “Because so many of our customers camp in hot climates, Omni Chill will be a great feature to pitch to all of our customers and sets Fuzion apart from the competition.”

Omni Chill is one of several advanced technology features Fuzion has introduced this fall. Another Fuzion exclusive is the Winegard ConnecT RV Internet WiFi Extender with 4GLTE. This system makes it possible to enjoy high speed internet almost anywhere and turns the entire RV into a secure hot spot.