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 .

Winegard Download Enhances HD on Playmaker Antennas

Tue Nov 27, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

154334124345621.jpgWinegard Co. announces the Dish Playmaker OS 2.1 update is available for download. The software update lets any of Winegard’s Gen 2 Playmakers offer HDTV coverage across the U.S.

This new update enables Playmaker satellite antennas to receive HDTV signals from Dish’s western and eastern arc satellites. For instance, the Playmaker can now receive programming from Dish’s Eastern Arc satellite 61.5, which gives customers in the eastern United States access to more local HD channels. The software update, which takes about five minutes, can be downloaded and installed onto a compatible USB device at no charge.

Playmaker OS 2.1 also offers customers some under-the hood-improvements. The new OS 2.1 will optimize search and further enhance the tilt compensation mechanisms in the Playmaker. Along with a compass assist feature, these mechanisms enable the Playmaker to accurately find all Dish satellites.

“After announcing there would be an update a few weeks ago, we received tremendous feedback from our customers excited for Playmaker OS 2.1 and the new features it brings,” Winegard RV Aftermarket Director Keith Larson says. “Making the update available to them today at no charge through a download from our website allows all of those loyal customers to continue to have the latest features available to them.”

The software is available here . Customers who do not have a compatible USB drive can purchase a pre-loaded drive from Winegard.