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 .

WiFi Ranger MicroLTE Pack Aims to Improve Internet Availability

Thu Jan 4, 2018

151508458233831.jpgWiFiRanger has introduced its latest LTE offering for the RV industry: The WiFiRanger MicroLTE Pack, which is a unified aftermarket solution for cellular and Wi-Fi Internet access. It is bundled with a ready-to-activate Millenicom SIM installed for the customer and can be used while dry camping.
The pack includes a Sky3 outdoor unit, equipped with a Category 4 LTE modem, high gain Wi-Fi antenna, and the WiFiRanger Micro indoor router. About the size of a matchbook, the indoor router is small and compact, but offers all the features WiFiRanger is best known for, including SafeSurf, Multi-WAN Bonding, auto login at thousands of RV parks, and intelligent bandwidth management for automatically optimizing LTE data usage.
“Every RV owner knows that space is at a premium in an RV, so we answered the request to make the indoor router as small as possible. We made it so small, that you may need your reading glasses to find it,” says Kelly Hogan, CEO of WiFiRanger
The WiFiRanger MicroLTE Pack is powered by 12-volt DC, drawing little current, so it can be used while boondocking and dry camping.
“The entire design of this pack is to improve internet availability at an affordable price. With an MSRP of $299, this is a fantastic value for a complete LTE equipped solution, with all the benefits of having both indoor and outdoor devices on the RV.” Hogan says.
Initial shipments are scheduled for Jan. 15, with full production availability in mid-February.
WiFiRanger partnered with Millenicom, a provider of cellular data plans for the mobile lifestyle community, to provide customers with a turn-key, no contract Wi-Fi and cellular solution. Customers can activate their own Millenicom account as needed through an easy-to-use web portal, and only have the plan active when needed.
“Providing great value in cellular data has always been the aim, and now having outdoor LTE connectivity combined with Wi-Fi makes mobile internet entirely better and more reliable,” says Dennis Castle, director of Millenicom
WiFiRanger products, assembled and designed in Meridian, Idaho, are available at wifiranger.com or for OE integration from their Elkhart, Indiana distributor, MITO Corporation. For aftermarket inquiries, email sales@wifiranger.com or call 208-321-5544. For OE inquiries, call MITO at 574-295-2441.