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 .
Thu Jan 3, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
TRV Certification announces that Coachmen’s Adrenaline and Forest River’s Work and Play toy haulers have been upgraded to TRV’s Emerald/off-grid certification level. In addition to the upgrade for the solar models, the firms’ standard units have also been upgraded to the Emerald level of green certification.
The upgrades for the two brands reflect multiple factors. For the off-grid certification, Adrenaline and Work and Play are pre-wired for solar panels and include four 265-watt Jaboni solar panels that provide up to 100 amps of DC current. The two brands’ solar packages also include a hybrid inverter that uses energy from either incoming AC power or from the batteries, enabling the inverter to recharge the batteries when there is a surplus of power. The Adrenaline and Work and Play also feature a convection microwave and LED lighting throughout.
The Emerald general certification recognizes that the Adrenaline and Work and Play manufacturing facilities recycle or reuse 75 percent of manufacturing waste incorporate materials with recycled content. The units also use nitrogen-filled tires to improve fuel economy and are water efficient by containing low-flow kitchen faucets, showerheads and toilets.
Other eco-friendly features cited include minimal carpeting, above-floor ductwork and use of walls in cargo areas to improve indoor air quality, as well as use of flooring with low levels of volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde-free insulation.