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 .

Forest River Berkshire XLT Debuts with Aqua-Hot Heating

Mon Dec 3, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

154385998361279.pngAqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc. announces the newly released Forest River Berkshire XLT type A luxury diesel pusher is equipped with Aqua-Hot’s 400D hydronic heating solution.

The Berkshire XLT is an all-electric appliance luxury 450HP tag axle unit. Aqua-Hot’s 400D lets owners put heat where they want it, providing even, moist interior heat throughout the Berkshire XLT. Running quiet and fume-free on the RV's diesel supply or AC shore power, it also provides continuous, tankless hot water to the motorhome's baths and galley.

"Aqua-Hot is a staple within the luxury coach market," says Tim Cunningham, Forest River Diesel Motorhome national sales and product manager. "We designed the Berkshire XLT to incorporate premium features, while maintaining a price point that makes it exceptionally attractive."

Powered by a 450 hp Cummins ISL Turbo engine tied to an Allison 6-speed transmission, the Berkshire XLT is built on Freightliner's V-Ride Rear RV Suspension System. Rated for a 24,000 lb. load, it easily accommodates the residential-style components and large storage areas.