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 .

Travis Smith to Lead Aqua-Hot

Mon Jan 8, 2018

151543567964061.jpgTravis Smith has been promoted to general manager at Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, a provider of on- and off-highway vehicle hydronic heating systems for the industry, in addition to his current responsibilities as director of finance. Paul Harter, president and CEO, will transition to chairman of the board.

"I'm excited by this transition and confident that Travis will bring his impressive skill set into his new, expanded role,” says Harter in announcing this change. “Under his leadership, Aqua-Hot will continue to provide the very best value and experience to its customers and maintain its status as an employer of choice in Northern Colorado."

Smith provides leadership to Aqua-Hot's management team and oversees all aspects of the company's operations in the revised corporate configuration. He also continues to lead all accounting and finance functions.

Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, of Frederick, Colorado, manufactures innovative hydronic heating systems for RVs, trucks, buses and off-highway equipment. Models run on diesel, propane and natural gas, providing evenly distributed interior heat and on-demand continuous hot water.