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 .
Mon May 7, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
Furrion, which specializes in appliances and energy solutions for RVs, residential, yachts and hotels, has unveiled its new 9L Gas Water Heater.
Furrion says it's one of the most efficient on-demand hot water systems on the market and saves consumers energy and money versus that of a conventional water tank. This product, the company says, eliminates the dreaded fear of a cold shower because the hot water ran out.
“Our new gas water heater brings an increased level of efficiency and peace of mind to travelers,” says Matt Fidler, co-founder and chief marketing officer for Furrion. “There is nothing worse than being on a trip and someone gets a cold shower. Now with hot water on demand, as long as there is water left in the reservoir you can be assured of a hot shower, just like at home. We always strive to bring innovation to the market that makes life easier and is smarter at the same time. By swapping out a conventional water heater with our new 9L gas water heater customers will reduce their energy consumption and cost which is a good thing for them and the environment.”
The 9L Gas Water Heater has a 40 percent higher capacity than competitor models on the market and heats nine liters of water per minute ensuring a constant supply of hot water, Furrion says. Users can set and control the thermostat to tailor their hot-water needs and use. Unlike standard water heaters that heat in 15-degree increments, Furrion’s 9L Gas Water Heater gives consumers the flexibility to adjust the temperature in five-degree increments and the water temperature can be set as high as 124 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat intelligently displays the water temperature, the time, and pressure level, complete with a pressure alarm that alerts users when the pressure is low.
The gas water heater has been engineered with advanced safety features including a pressure relief valve, over temperature protection, blower block protection and an automatic shutoff if a problem presents itself. Advanced engineering creates a vortex pattern inside the water mixing chamber to eliminate high temp fluctuations to drastically reduce the risk of hot water scolding when multiple water outlets are in use.
Adding more convenience for consumers, the Furrion 9L Gas Water Heater was designed to fit where the current six-gallon conventional water heater sits in most RVs, which allows consumers to upgrade to a more efficient and dependable system with minimal hassle and with no additional retrofitting. It features an easy access drain, so consumers can quickly drain the water from the heat exchanger for prolonged winter storage of their RV.
Furrion is a global technology company that designs and manufactures products and services that enhance consumer lifestyles. As a supplier of luxury products to various industries, Furrion’s portfolio includes electronics, appliances, renewable energy, automotive navigation, information technology, power management systems, electrical components and exo-bionics.