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 .

Parallax Upgrades RV Power Converter

Fri Jan 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154722916225791.jpgParallax Power Supply, a Parallax Group Inc. company, releases the 4400TAW Wireless upgrade kit for use with all TempAssure Parallax Converters. Parallax designed the 4400TAW for the aftermarket and says the kit significantly reduces installation times.

The 4400TAW communicates four times a second between the battery and the converter charger to give real time multistage temperature-compensated battery charging. TempAssure converter chargers are designed to correctly charge batteries and eliminate gassing and boiling. TempAssure technology provides optimal battery charging under any temperature condition.

The 4400TAW, along with the 440TAU, are available to be installed into following:
- 4400 Series Deckmount Converters.
- 5400 Series Deckmount Converters.
- 5300 Series Power Centers.
- 8300 Series Power Centers.

And replacement units:
- 6345RU.
- 45RU.
- 55RU.
- 5355R.

Parallax Power Supply will attend this year’s 2019 Quartzite RV show scheduled for Jan. 19-27 in Quartzite, Ariz. Parallax will provide information about its products in front of the largest gathering of RVs and RVers in the nation.

Jeff McCoy, Parallax’ director of training and education, will lead the company’s effort at Quartzsite. McCoy has more than 40 years in the electrical industry and more than 30 years in RV component design. He will demonstrate the 4400TAW during the event.