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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 .

Midwest Offering Xantrex Freedom e-GEN Power System in all Vans

Wed Nov 22, 2017

148182508451671.jpgBURNABY, British Columbia—Midwest Automotive Designs, a division of REV Group, is offering the Xantrex Freedom e-GEN Lithium Ion power system in all of its luxury RV vans.

Midwest’s luxury RVs are equipped with top-of-the-line electronics and appliances including microwave, AC, refrigerator, wide-screen LED TV and premium audio system. The prospective buyers of 2018 models will have the option to charge batteries and power onboard luxuries with this power system eliminating the generator altogether. There will be no fumes, smell, noise and other nuisances associated with a generator.

“While luxury comes standard with every Midwest RV, the addition of the new Xantrex Freedom e-GEN power system offers an environmentally friendly source of AC and DC power to run an air conditioner and other heavy loads and precise battery management in all climate conditions,” Midwest Automotive Designs National Sales Manager Jake Stephenson says. “We tested lithium ion power systems from a number of manufacturers. Only the Xantrex system performed to the high standards associated with our brand.”

The Xantrex Freedom e-GEN is made from high-quality and vigorously tested components. In addition to the multiple redundant safety features, the Xantrex system offers an advanced lithium ion battery, battery management system (BMS), inverter/charger and auxiliary alternator, designed to be the longest electronics runtime, fastest engine recharge time and longest battery life.

The Midwest Passage with the Xantrex Freedom e-GEN power system will be on display at the Midwest/REV Group booth 5040 at the National RV Tradeshow.