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 .

Hubbell-Wirecon Debuts GFCI Duplex Receptacle

Thu Oct 26, 2017

150903199887603.jpgElectricity and water never mix, which is why ground fault circuit interrupter receptacles are essential in any area of an RV with the potential for water exposure, such as galleys, washrooms or outdoor kitchens.

The GFCI duplex receptacle from Hubbell is fully compliant with the 2015 UL 943 requirement to automatically monitor circuit functionality every three hours or less. This provides continuous protection against electrical shock for greater safety in RVs.

The Hubbell GFCI duplex receptacle can be installed in any standard 2.5-inch electrical box and will accept locking fork terminals. If a ground fault occurs and the leakage level exceeds 4 to 6 milliamperes, the GFCI unit interrupts the power supply and limits the duration of any current flow. After tripping, it's reset by pushing a dedicated button on its face. An adjacent test button allows the user to confirm the GFCI is in working order.

For enhanced safety, a feed-thru feature allows the device to protect additional receptacles installed downstream on the same electrical circuit. An integral power indicator provides immediate visual confirmation of the unit's status—green when operating, solid red when the power supply has been tripped and flashing red at device end-of-life.

This duplex receptacle meets the requirements of the National Electric Code (NEC). Available in white, ivory, gray and brown to complement a range of interior finishes, it is provided with a nylon wall plate. A PVC weatherproof lift cover, in gray or white, is also available for more exposed installations. MSRP for the GFRST52 GFCI duplex receptacle is $29.95; the optional CWP26CR weatherproof lift cover is $39.95.

Contact Wirecon Products made by Hubbell at 475-882-4838 or by its website at www.hubbell-wirecon.com.