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 .
Thu Feb 8, 2018
Marine product manufacturer PYI Inc., has introduced cable glands acceptable for use in the RV market. The cable glands can be used anywhere wires or cables need waterproof entry, such as for solar panels, after-market lights or antenna installations running cables through the roof.
Using the cable glands precludes the use of sealant, and they can be installed without removing the factory connectors. The company says they take less space than most comparable products and can be painted to match any exterior.
The cable glands are available for purchase, including wholesale and dealer pricing, at https://store.pyiinc.com/collections/cable-glands, as well as marine distributors such as West Marine, Seawide, Defender and CWR.