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 .
Tue May 22, 2018
Author: Jessica Machetta
Bitemec International, which markets Wash-Bots for RVs, coaches, buses, trains, and even solar panels, reports that after having a great show at RVDA's November show, they've sold 18 machines to RV dealers. By comparison, the company sold only three units to RV dealers in 2017.
"Obviously, dealers are finding a shortage of detailers willing to wield wash brushes 12 feet high, day in, day out," says Bruno Albanesi, company president. "And when they even get someone the wages are higher and the turnover is also very high. So RV dealers have discovered our machines save them a ton of time and money. We have two U.S. dealers with three machines each and one Canadian dealer with eight machines operating."
Bitimec says using one of its Wash-Bots, one man can soap, wash and rinse a 53-foot' trailer in 6 to 8 minutes. Soap is pulverized on the vehicle evenly, minimizing waste and units are offered with electric, diesel and battery power. Battery-powered models can wash up to 30 vehicles one one charge. Wash-Bots feature stainless steel frames, brush-only inclination systems with all wheels on the ground for stability.
Wash-Bots 626 EZ RV wash machine on wheels, able to go from indoors to outdoors, or from bay to bay and washes up to 30+ vehicles on one charge. Saves labor, time, water and detergent. .
Twenty-five years in the making, the new generation battery powered Bus Wash Machine 626-EZ has quickly become the company's best seller. The 626-EZ is a high-tech car, SUV, van, bus, RV, truck and trailer washer "on wheels". Totally portable with soap, water, traction, brush rotation and inclination all available at the touch of a button.
This model features:
-- All stainless-steel frame with life-time warranty.
-- "Brush only" inclination system for better stability.
-- Centrally located patented traction wheel for sure traction.
-- Full machine height safety bumpers on both sides.
-- Double rudder controls for featherlight steering.
-- 112-gallon water and 13-gallon pre-soak tanks.
-- Stainless steel adjustable spray nozzles.
-- Proprietary presoak applicator/nebulizer.
-- Battery irrigation system for quick top-up.
-- The 626-EZ has quickly become the go-to machine for washing small to large fleets, adopted enthusiastically in all transportation sectors for people and freight.
Models recommended for RV use:
Electric Fixed Bay Vehicle Washing Systems
Wash-Bots 101 BB
Wash-Bots 101 ST
Wash-Bots E Tank EZ
Autonomous Battery-Powered Vehicle Washing Systems
Wash-Bots 626 EZ (detailed above)
Autonomous Diesel-Powered Vehicle Washing Systems
Wash-Bots D Tank EZ
Wash-Bots A225 EZ (pictured at right)
Call (203) 340-9388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more Information.
Bitimec International, Inc., is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.