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 Mar 7, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
Airxcel Inc. will showcase 25 new products for the RV market at RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City March 12-14.
Products include the enhanced line of Suburban’s newly designed Elite Series of ranges, range vent hoods and new microwaves. In addition, as the exclusive North American distributor of CAN Leisure Products, Suburban will be displaying four new high-end cooking appliances and a flush mount sink from CAN Leisure.
“The kitchen is the focal point for any RV and Suburban’s new designs are both beautiful and functional,” Suburban President Art Klee says. “We understand the essential role of the kitchen so we offer stylish designs that can make almost anyone a master chef.”
RV Products will also unveil new products such as the Coleman-Mach branded 48VDC air-conditioner, diagnostic digital thermostat, and a Bluetooth ceiling assembly. New products also include the Maxxair branded skylights, a new six-inch lighted bath fan, and a motion sensor mini-vent.
“The best companies are always looking for new products and we encourage our engineers to constantly seek ways to raise the bar with our product offerings,” President of RV Products Rob Leach says.
Dicor Products will debut two new roofing membranes, Crossflex and Tufflex. Dicor says Crossflex is the first synthetic thermoplastic membrane that provides three times the puncture resistance of competitive membranes. Tufflex is a flexible, lightweight and puncture-resistant PVC membrane.
Dicor’s United Shade subsidiary will show several new window coverings such as a zebra shade, a cordless pleated shade and a roman shade. MCD will be unveiling a new slim 17mm roller shade.
“When we develop products, rather than starting with an idea, we like to start with the customer so all of these new products are exactly what customers have been asking for,” Dicor Corporation and MCD President Anthony Wollschlager says.
“Our products are designed for what the customer demands,” Airxcel RV Group President Kevin Phillips, says. “RV customers today expect and deserve the very best products in their RVs. By constantly developing new products we deliver new forms of value to all our customers.”