2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click 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.