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 .

Southwire Adds New Surge Guard Products

Thu Feb 7, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154946992491196.pngSouthwire Co. upgrades its Surge Guard RV Power Protection lineup with new products and features, including UL- and cUL-listed surge protectors and wireless communication technology. Other new features include elevated ground protection and load-side open neutral (higher than normal voltage) protection. All are covered with a limited lifetime warranty with connected equipment coverage.

“Our goal continues to be providing the highest level of electrical protection for RV owners,” Southwire’s Director of Sales, Mobile Power & Electrical Safety Bobby Raatz says. “These products offer several new benefits to our customers that protect not only their RV but the electrical equipment they use inside.”

Key features of the Southwire Surge Guard 44380 (30A version) & 44390 (50A version) include fully enclosed receptacle covers for extra protection against environmental conditions.

Key features of the Southwire Surge Guard 34931 (30A version), 34951 (50A version) and 40301 (Wireless LCD Display) include optional wireless communication capabilities, low- and high-frequency protection, elevated ground line current protection and RV side electrical protection. The Surge Guard 34591 (50A version) also includes high-neutral current and patent pending load-side open neutral protection.