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 .

Redwood, Winegard and ASA Electronics Showcase Smart Connect

Fri Sep 14, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

147378685258628.jpgRedwood, Winegard Company and ASA Electronics today announced its connectivity collaboration to develop the latest in the ultimate Smart RV product lineup for exhibition at the Elkhart Open House Sept. 24-26.

The company’s experts will be on hand at the CrossRoads RV booth to demonstrate Redwood, Winegard, and the iN-Command Global Connect capabilities.

Redwood’s Smart Connect 2.0 provides the RV with an internet connection that acts as a gateway to the iN-Command system. It enables owners to connect remotely to the iN-Command and control functions such as lighting, climate control and scheduling, as well as monitor tank levels, battery voltage, water heater and pump and generator functions from virtually anywhere in the world.

“At any time and anywhere you happen to be, if you have WiFi or cellular service you are ‘connected’ to your Redwood,” said Tim Cress, product manager for Redwood. “The technology is here right now to add the ultimate convenience for our customers. This new Smart Connect 2.0 allows our customers to take advantage of the multiple wireless devices already inside our products today. Nobody else can say they have this capability in a luxury fifth wheel standard.”