2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

ASA Electronics, Chevrolet Partner on Smart Trailering

Wed Feb 6, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154947002556395.pngASA Electronics and Chevrolet are partnering on a project that combines RV automotive technology. The companies have developed a new smart trailer integration designed to work with ASA Electronics’ In Command Control Systems, offering a new way for RV control and monitoring for the 2020 Silverado Heavy Duty.

“We see InCommand as a huge leap forward for the RV industry,” President of ASA Electronics Brent Barrow says. “Our engineering team has worked tirelessly with the engineering team at Chevrolet on this innovative collaboration and it’s amazing to see this come to fruition.”

The new smart trailer system is designed to integrate with and be accessed through the myChevrolet mobile app, either on compatible Android and iOS smartphones, or on the vehicle’s infotainment system via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The In Command Control System allows owners to monitor and control functions including tank levels, HVAC controls and motorized slide outs in RVs equipped with In Command with Global Connect.

“We set out to make every task easier for heavy duty owners, especially towing a trailer,” says Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer for the Silverado Heavy Duty. “For example, with In Command, Silverado owners can check the status of their compatible trailer’s water tanks, turn on the camper’s air conditioning and turn on the water heater before arriving at the campground, all from the Silverado’s center screen.”

In Command is the central hub of operations on a growing number of RVs, including select RVs from Dutchmen, Keystone, Lakota, RV Factory, Spectrum and Winnebago.