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 .

Aqua-Hot to Heat New EarthRoamer XV-HD On or Off Grid, Pre-Start

Tue Dec 12, 2017

151309648466028.jpgAqua-Hot Heating Systems announced that the EarthRoamer XV-HD, a self-sufficient, off-road Super C class luxury camper, comes with an Aqua-Hot 600D hydronic heating solution. The company says that the system is designed for maximum comfort, no matter how far off the grid the vehicle may wander.

The Aqua-Hot 600D delivers 65,600 BTUs of quiet, evenly-distributed heat throughout the XV-HD and offers on-demand hot water. According to the announcement, EarthRoamer chose in-floor radiant heating to eliminate cold spots and drafts. A secondary system quickly gets the cabin up to a comfortable temperature and serves as a redundant backup.

The 600D features TribridHot, which the company says is highly adaptable. The system uses engine heat when driving, AC electric when connected to shore power, or a low emissions diesel burner when dry camping—the XV-HD carries 115 gallons of diesel fuel. On chilly mornings, the 600D can preheat the engine.

“We chose Aqua-Hot because it gave us the ability to really simplify our heating system on the XV-HD,” said Tyler Tatro, EarthRoamer president and COO. “In our original design, we were potentially going to need five different heating units. The Aqua-Hot system allowed us to run all of our heating needs through just one unit.”

The EarthRoamer XV-HD is built on a heavy-duty 4WD Ford F-750 chassis with a 6.7L V8 turbo diesel engine.