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 .

Airxcel Celebrates 50 years of Coleman-Mach, Suburban brands

Mon Jan 29, 2018

151724044563482.pngColeman-Mach is celebrating 50 years of its air conditioners and Suburban furnaces keeping millions of RV owners comfortable, according to a press release from the parent firm, Airxcel Products.

The original Coleman air conditioner was the creation of inventor, W.C. Coleman after spending a hot summer trip in a Winnebago, the name evolving to Coleman-Mach to reflect its streamlined look. In the same year, an Airstream engineer asked if Suburban designers could modify their gas heater he used in his greenhouse, to work in his RV. Both products became market leaders.

"The origin of these two products were driven by listening to the market, solving peoples' problems, and improving upon already great inventions," Jeff Rutherford, CEO of Airxcel says.

"We're exceptionally proud to celebrate 50 years of keeping RV owners comfortable so they can enjoy the hobbies they love year-round. Just like the origins of the Coleman-Mach AC and Suburban furnace, we continually listen to the needs of the market to constantly improve our products and know there's always a smarter design around the corner if we roll up our sleeves look for it,” Rutherford says.