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 .

Namsung America and MITO Corp. Announce App Control Stereos

Tue Nov 28, 2017

151189645210139.jpgELKHART, Ind. — Namsung America, with partner MITO Corporation, announced two new app control RV stereos, one of which is SiriusXM Ready.

The new AXM158BTS is SiriusXM Ready and offers support for the iPlug Smart Remote App. The iPlug app is available for Apple and Android, and allows the user to control receiver function from their smartphone. Other great features include two-zone speaker switching with selectable buttons, Bluetooth technology, and a special RV mounting system with oversized trim ring. The front USB input will charge at 2.1 amp, making it great for smart devices. Rounding off the specs are a front 3.5mm auxiliary input, and rear RCA auxiliary input for audio coming from the RV TV.

"With a subscription to SiriusXM Radio and optional tuner, sold separately, it will give a current or new subscriber great content no matter where the RV sits within the US. The AXM158BTS is the first 'non-dash' SiriusXM Radio made specially for the RV" says Steve Coleman, Dual/Axxera special markets sales manager.

The announcement says this new head unit is also a great space saver, allowing the OEM to utilize the extra room for cabinet space. The AXM148BT version, which ships without SiriusXM, will also be available.

"We are excited to introduce our latest solutions tailored to the RV industry. We will continue to roll out more industry tailored electronic solutions in the very near future with our partners at Namsung," says Rod Hire, vice president of sales and marketing at MITO Corporation.

Namsung is exhibiting at the RVIA National RV Trade Show at booth 742.