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 .

ESCO Debuts PEXLock Plumbing System

Wed Jan 9, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154705458029677.jpgElkhart Supply Corp. (ESCO) announces PEXLock, a no-metal crimp system, listed for use in housing, RV, Marine and heating applications. The PEXLock is patented internationally because of its engineered locking mechanism. Once installed, it locks down on the pipe, always pushing back as the pipe and fitting exert opposite pressure, achieving a leak-free connection.

The install is created using slip joint pliers and requires no expensive installation tools or tool calibration. The clamp can be removed using a small blade screwdriver and then re-installed. The high-tech polymer used to mold the PEXLock and its mating EcoPoly fittings are rated at 45 degrees below zero and up to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. The clamp has been tested and listed to all industry standards and code approvals.

PEXLock and the EcoPoly fittings can be installed on all PEX and PERT pipe products and can be used with some polyvinyl pipe as well. PEXLock is offered in 3/8-inch, ½-inch, ¾-inch and 1-inch sizes of pipe. PEXLock is a registered brand name of Flair-It, manufactured by Flair-It and distributed by ESCO in Indiana and Legget Supply of Oklahoma.