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 .

New Product: Carefree of Colorado Bluetooth-Enabled Awning System

Tue Nov 21, 2017

151128171490499.jpgBROOMFIELD, Colo. – Carefree of Colorado offers the Wireless Awning Control System, which is Bluetooth enabled. The system allows wireless awning control using a remote fob or the Carefree Mobile app from at least 50 feet unobstructed.

The Wireless Awning Control System works with all 12V Carefree awnings, a company statement says. A control module located inside the RV is the key to operation. The control module receives remote signals from the Carefree Bluetooth app or included control fob to activate awning functions.

Controllable functions with the wireless system include awning extension; retraction; LED lighting control of on, off, or dim; and updating of the firmware via the Carefree Mobile app.

When paired with the Bluetooth-enabled motion sensor, the control system can adjust the sensitivity of the motion sensor via the Carefree app offering.

Carefree of Colorado will demonstrate the Wireless Awning Control System at the company's booth at the National RV Tradeshow in Louisville, Kentucky, booth No. 118.